January 18, 2012 08:15 ET

Constant Contact Selects SkySQL for Training, Support and Services for Its MySQL® Databases

Constant Contact Embraces Open Source; Selects SkySQL for Services and Support for Its MySQL® Databases; Company Cites SkySQL's Depth of Experience, Customer Service and Affordability as Deciding Factors

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - SkySQL, Inc., the first choice in affordable database solutions for MySQL® in the enterprise and cloud, today announced that Constant Contact, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCT), the trusted marketing advisor to more than 450,000 small organizations worldwide, has chosen SkySQL to provide software, services and support for its MySQL databases.

Constant Contact provides email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing and online survey tools to help all types of small businesses and organizations create professional-looking marketing campaigns that drive engagement and build relationships with current and prospective customers. The company helps more than 450,000 customers worldwide to connect with their audience.

"Embracing open source has been an important move for our company," said Dan Berry, director of database services at Constant Contact. "This company directive means not only finding the right database architecture, but also making sure we have the right support for what we are implementing. Our biggest concern was finding a knowledgeable team that could provide great service at an affordable price. We found SkySQL to be the perfect combination of those qualities."

Constant Contact has used SkySQL for several months to help train 10 database administrators, as well as develop and deploy a solid MySQL database architecture.

"We've been very pleased with the customer service and overall responsiveness of SkySQL," continued Berry. "Whether it was questions about how to replicate across data centers or suggestions on which other third-party tools might be available to help us, SkySQL made themselves completely available to us."

"Customers continue to see the value of SkySQL's unique expertise in the MySQL industry," said Matt Fredrickson, SkySQL director for North America. "Combining that expertise with an affordable price point has helped our company solidify its position in the MySQL market. We look forward to working with Constant Contact to help them embrace all that open source has to offer."

Helpful Links

About Constant Contact
Constant Contact is revolutionizing the success formula for small organizations through affordable, easy-to-use Engagement Marketing™ tools that help create and grow customer relationships. More than 450,000 small businesses, nonprofits, and associations worldwide rely on Constant Contact to drive ongoing customer dialogs through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online surveys. All Constant Contact products come with unrivaled know-how, education, and free coaching with a personal touch, including award-winning customer support.

About SkySQL
SkySQL Ab, the company behind the SkySQL™ Enterprise subscription, is the first choice in affordable database solutions for MySQL® for the enterprise and cloud. Founded by former executives, personnel, and investors of MySQL AB, SkySQL Ab is an open source software company committed to furthering the future development of MySQL-based database technologies, while delivering cost-effective database solutions and exceptional customer service. SkySQL Ab's customers include ATOS Worldline, Canal+, Deutsche Telekom,, FHE3,, Nordic Growth Market (NGM), Richemont and Virgin Mobile. SkySQL's worldwide headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland. The company has operations in Asia, Europe and North America. For more information, please call +1(877) 303-5799, or visit, and follow conversations at

Constant Contact and the Constant Contact Logo are registered trademarks of Constant Contact, Inc. All Constant Contact product names and other brand names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Constant Contact, Inc.

MySQL is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

SkySQL and the SkYSQL logo are trademarks of SkySQL Inc. or SkySQL AB. SkySQL is not affiliated with MySQL.

All other company and product names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Allison Vano
    Mission PR for SkySQL
    Email Contact
    +1 619-296-9121

    Erika Dornaus
    Constant Contact
    Email Contact
    +1 781-482-7039