MySQL wants to build 'database in the sky'

November 9, 2006

[From open.itworld.com]

MySQL AB wants to launch a global project to build a massive, distributed repository containing all of the world's data now stored in structured databases, the company's chief executive officer said Thursday.

While search engines like the one from Google Inc. aim to give people access to unstructured data on the Web, this "database in the sky" would make available structured data to application developers and Internet entrepreneurs, said Marten Mickos at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.

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