Friday, 14 September 2018 10:44

Catalyst acquires MySQL service provider Open Query

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A Queensland-based provider of services around MySQL, MariaDB and related services has been bought by Catalyst IT Australia.

Open Query was founded by Arjen Lentz, a member of the Australian free and open source community, nearly 11 years ago.

MySQL is now a part of Oracle after the company acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010. MariaDB is a fork of MySQL and is run by Monty Widenius, one of the original quartet who created MySQL.

Catalyst is a company that was started in New Zealand in 1997 and is an experienced open source integrator.

The company offers support and custom development for Drupal, SilverStripe CMS, Moodle, Samba and other software, as also fully managed hosting on AWS and other platforms.

Lentz said: “Catalyst’s core values are very much aligned with those of Open Query, which is why we are particularly pleased with this outcome.”

Catalyst has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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