For those of you who didn’t hear, today is my last day at MySQL, and
Monday will be my first day as Chief cook, CEO, and bottle washer of
NimbusDB, Inc., a software start up so young it doesn’t exist yet.

Nimbus, as the name hopefully suggests, is a relational / semantic
database system designed to run on clouds. It is a radical re-invention
of database technology, breaking with 30 years of disk-based
technology. Nimbus is designed to scale to almost arbitrary capacity by
simply plugging in more computers. It is also software and hardware
fault tolerant, including software upgrades. It’s also an idea that’s
been kicking around my brain for the last six months that needed to get
lose to the real world.

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