MySQL AB to Optimize its Open Source Database for SAP NetWeaver

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MySQL to Help Customers Lower Total Cost of Ownership, Increase Business Performance, and Enhance IT Flexibility on Integrated SAP Platform.

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Organizations are increasingly adopting open source databases such as MySQL for critical business applications

MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, today announced its plans to optimize the MySQL Enterprise Server for the SAP NetWeaver® platform.

At the SAP® TechEd '07 event being held in Las Vegas this week, MySQL and SAP AG also announced that the sales and support of the MaxDB database will revert back to SAP, in order to unify the product's development, distribution and support under one organization. MaxDB (formerly SAP DB) is the database that powers SAP® Business ByDesign™, the company's recently-announced on-demand software solution for midsize companies -- in addition to SAP® Business Suite and SAP® Business All-in-One.

"Organizations are increasingly adopting open source databases such as MySQL for critical business applications," said Nimish Mehta, senior vice president, Enterprise Information Management, SAP AG. "Our work with MySQL AB, the leading open source database provider, will open up new paths for our customers to explore and unlock the transformative power of enterprise SOA."

"This new phase of MySQL's relationship with SAP will make it easier for our enterprise users to adopt and optimize the SAP NetWeaver business platform," said Mark Burton, MySQL AB's executive vice president of Sales, Channels and Alliances. "SAP and MySQL share a desire to deliver scalable and flexible software solutions that help empower enterprise IT organizations to quickly respond to their changing business dynamics."

About SAP NetWeaver:
The SAP NetWeaver platform enables rapid but controlled business process change by incorporating business functionality - exposed as ready-to-use enterprise services and process components - through its enterprise services repository. It also provides an integrated platform of composition technologies for managing SAP business process solutions and composing new applications that address customers' specific business requirements.

For more information on the MaxDB database, please visit The MaxDB community forum is located at

About MySQL:
MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high-performance, affordable database products. The company's flagship offering is 'MySQL Enterprise', a comprehensive set of production-tested software, proactive monitoring tools, and premium support services.

MySQL is the world's most popular open source database software, with over 11 million active installations. Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software -- including industry leaders such as Yahoo!, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia and YouTube.

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

"MySQL" and "MySQL Enterprise" are registered trademarks of MySQL AB in the USA and other countries.

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