MySQL Hall of Fame

This page is a permanent home for listing all winners of MySQL Community, Partner and Application awards. It includes both the 2005-2009 awards chosen by MySQL AB marketing, as well as the 2010- awards chosen by a community panel.

Community Contributor Application Corporate Contributor
2016
  • Bill Karwin
  • Domas Mituzas
  • Yoshinori Matsunobu
  • MaxScale
  • Booking.com
2015
  • Daniël van Eeden
  • Justin Swanhart
  • Morgan Tocker
  • sys schema
  • VividCortex
  • WebScaleSQL Contributors: Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Alibaba
2014
  • Colin Charles
  • Frédéric Descamps
  • Geoffrey Anderson
  • Galera
  • Random Query Generator
  • Oracle
  • BinLogic
2013
  • Jeremy Cole
  • Shane Bester
  • Ronald Bradford
  • PhpMyAdmin
  • MySQL Sandbox
  • Storage Engine of The Year:
  • NDB (MySQL Cluster)
  • Facebook
  • Continuent
  • Tokutek
2012
  • Baron Schwartz
  • Sheeri K. Cabral, Sarah Novotny, Gerardo Narvaja
  • James Day
  • Pinterest
  • Dropbox
  • Xtrabackup Manager
  • O’Reilly Media
  • Monty Program
  • Oracle’s MySQL Community team
2011
  • Yasufumi Kinoshita
  • Giuseppe Maxia
  • Tungsten Replicator
  • Xtrabackup
  • DeNA
2010
  • Mark Callaghan
  • Kai ‘Oswald’ Seidler
  • Daniel Nichter
  • Twitter
  • Rackspace
  • Percona
Community Contributor Application Partner
2009
  • Marc Delisle
  • Ronald Bradford
  • Shlomi Noach
  • Zappos.com
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Symantec
  • Intel
  • Infobright
  • Lifeboat
2008
  • Baron Schwartz
  • Diego Medina
  • Sheeri K. Cabral
  • Facebook
  • Virgin Mobile
  • eBay
  • Zmanda
  • Microsoft
  • Computacenter
2007
  • Martin Friebe
  • Paul McCullagh
  • Sheeri K. Cabral
  • YouTube (owned by Google)
  • Amp’d Mobile
  • Adobe
  • Carahsoft Technology Corp.
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Red Hat
2006
  • Giuseppe Maxia
  • Roland Bouman
  • Markus Popp
  • Rasmus Lerdorf
  • Nokia (GSM network)
  • flickr
  • NetQoS
  • BusinessObjects
  • Dell
  • InnoDB (owned by Oracle)
2005
  • CNET Networks
  • Friendster
  • Wikipedia
  • Embarcadero Technologies
  • GoldenGate Software
  • Quest Software

In addition a special “Acquirer of the Year” award, consisting of a very large bottle of Absolut Vodka, was given out in 2008 to Sun / Jonathan Schwartz and in 2009 to Oracle / Ken Jacobs (that had acquired Sun only 24 hours earlier).

The winners have been selected by MySQL AB / Sun Microsystems personnel until 2009, and by an independent community panel after that. For obvious reasons the community panel does not award a “Partner of the Year” but instead a “Corporate Contributor” category was created to award entities that sponsor or contribute to the MySQL community in significant ways. In a sense, they are “partners” of the MySQL community?

In 2013 the community panel broke from the established pattern and awarded a “Storage Engine of the Year” goblet to NDB (aka MySQL Cluster). However, in 2014 this new category was not present again, making it – so far – a one time exception.

Trivia: Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP and inventor of the SQL LIMIT clause is a winner of this award.

The original MySQL AB awards were glass globes with a dolphin engraving:

Since the community panel took over in 2010, the awards became pewter goblets:

Original content: openlife.cc, Henrik Ingo. Republished by permission of the author.