July 18, 2006

Jigsaw Business Contacts Marketplace Soars Past 3

Lisa Sheeran writes "Jigsaw Business Contacts Marketplace Soars Past 3 Million Contacts; MySQL Open Source Database to Power User-Generated Growth

San Mateo and Cupertino, Calif. - July 17, 2006 - Jigsaw Data Corp., the online global marketplace for buying and trading business contact information, announced that it has selected MySQL, the world's most popular open source database software, to power its popular online user-generated database of over 3.3 million business contacts at more than 360,000 companies.

Demand for the Jigsaw marketplace continues to grow rapidly as an increasing number of sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals turn to Jigsaw as a resource for finding detailed business contact information such as title, direct telephone and email address to grow their businesses. In the 18 months since its launch, the Jigsaw.com site has rocketed from anonymity to become one of the top 5000 most visited web sites, according to Alexa rankings.

Database migration from PostgreSQL to MySQL will provide enhanced stability, flexibility, and performance to support the expected growth in data and increased traffic to Jigsaw.com as the marketplace gains further adoption worldwide. The self-correcting database is currently supported by 100,000 registered members who continually add, update and maintain the quality of the data, making it the fastest growing resource for accurate business contact and company information.

"MySQL will give us the needed power and flexibility to scale our operations without the huge cost," said Ed Komo, vice president of engineering at Jigsaw Data Corp. "As we prepare to launch a new version of the Jigsaw marketplace next month, we're confident that our infrastructure will be able to support the predicted spike in traffic while providing Jigsaw users with a faster and better user experience."

"Jigsaw's amazing growth in popularity is a remarkable Web 2.0 success story - and we are proud to be a part of it," said Edwin DeSouza, MySQL AB's senior director of product marketing. "This new generation of Web services needs a cost-effective database designed for extendibility, superior performance and excellent scalability. MySQL is the best database for Web 2.0."

About MySQL

MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable database products - including MySQL Network, a comprehensive set of certified software and premium support services. The company's flagship product is the MySQL Server, the world's most popular open source database, with more than 10 million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software.

With headquarters in Sweden and the United States - and operations around the world - MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please visit www.mysql.com.

About Jigsaw Data Corporation

Jigsaw Data Corp. (http://www.jigsaw.com/ is an online marketplace where members buy, sell and trade business contacts and company information. Jigsaw's directory of business contacts is a resource for business information that can be used to identify key decision makers and build prospect lists for lead generation, direct marketing and recruiting. The more than 3 million records in the database are built and maintained by the global membership, resulting in the most up-to-date corporate directory in existence. Sales, marketing and human resources professionals use Jigsaw to increase efficiency when searching for the business contacts they need to grow sales and expand their businesses. Jigsaw is located in San Mateo, Calif., and is funded by Austin Ventures, El Dorado Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners.


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