One of the marketing guys mentioned to me today that he saw Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen on CNN this morning reporting on their Q3 financial results. The company grew by 41% year over year with record quarterly revenue of $851 million and operating income of $255 million. (Yes, those are quarterly figures!) Chizen attributed the success to the strength of the recently released Creative Suite 3 and Acrobat.
MySQL is used by over a hundred different software ISVs and hardware OEMs for everything from telecommunications equipment to CRM and ERP systems. But I'm particularly proud of the fact that Adobe uses MySQL in the Creative Suite 3 bundle. I may never be able to explain to my in-laws exactly what it is that MySQL does, but at least I can point to a product on the shelves that they've heard of. We highlighted Adobe's innovation as one of the Applications of the Year at our user conference in April.
Despite their large size, Adobe continues to be an innovative company, both in their products and in their development. Not only do they leverage open source technology, they also contribute to it, open sourcing Flex, their web development framework earlier this year.
If there are other case studies you'd like to hear about MySQL, let me know.