I just wanted to take a moment and thank, notice, what ever you want to call it, but share some love with all those and all things MySQL.
I read the post Let’s Celebrate MySQL 5.6 GA! – MySQL Community Reception by Oracle by Oracle MySQL Group and it got me to thinking of how proud I am of (and proud to be a part of) the whole MySQL Ecosystem.
We *should* all celebrate MySQL 5.6 GA! I well remember the 3.22 and 3.23 days, and there were many folks before me already using MySQL!!!
I love to see how it has continued to grow, the ecosystem and all things MySQL, that is. MySQL is better than ever. MariaDB is better than ever. Percona Server is better than ever. You have great Support options with MySQL/Oracle, SkySQL/MariaDB, and Percona as well – not to mention numerous others. I just love the fact that everyone is flourishing, and improving, and the technology continues to advance and most importantly, everyone is working together to provide a great software and service to all MySQL/MariaDB/InnoDB/XtraDB/etc-related users out there.
Not to mention the monitoring softwares, the various plugins and connectors, the numerous storage engines, the number of 3rd party apps & helpful scripts, User Conferences, local meet-ups, books, tutorials, the number of Community bloggers who freely and spiritedly share their knowledge, time, advice, ideas, concerns, and so on. It’s just a great Community to be a part of, and I’m thrilled to see how it’s grown, and continues to grow over the years. And that’s just a testament of the quality of all you great people out there involved and helping. 🙂
I won’t get too mushy, but it is great to see the MySQL Ecosystem and all of those in it flourish, and may it continue for many, many years to come! 🙂
Big thanks to everyone out there contributing! “It takes a village, and we are that village”, as my wife always says. 🙂