A few months ago, I found myself in a drawn out stupid argument about MySQL with a self-proclaimed database expert. Along the way, I mentioned that Sabre was using MySQL in a pretty serious way. Not only did he tell me how completely wrong I was (because he knew people there and must be right), he refused to entertain the possibility of a company with such mission-critical systems using little old MySQL.
Well, Mr. Database Jackass, I've got news for you. You're wrong.
Here's the press release: Sabre Holdings Air Shopping Products Leverage MySQL Database
I know that you'll probably never read this, but on the off chance that you do, consider cracking your mind open just a little bit next time around. I told you that I absolutely knew that Sabre was working with MySQL, but you were too damned stubborn to listen. That's too bad. It makes you look less like an "expert" and more like a closed-minded idiot.
And while we're on the topic, here are two other recently MySQL announcements:
...just so you don't think this is some sort of freak event.