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Co-Founder at MySQL
Born:
March 3, 1962

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Michael Widenius is the main author of the original version of the open-source MySQL database and a founding member of the MySQL AB company.

In 1985, Michael founded TCX DataKonsult, a Swedish data warehousing company, with Allan Larsson. In 1995 he began writing the first version of the MySQL database with David Axmark, released in 1996. He is the co-author of the MySQL Reference Manual, published by O'Reilly in June 2002; and in 2003 he was awarded the Finnish Software Entrepreneur of The Year prize.

Until Sun Microsystems bought MySQL in January 2008, he was the chief technical officer of MySQL AB and still one of the... See More

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