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Oracle Drops MySQL Support for IBM i

Jan 12, 2011, 22:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Woodie)

"Citing "very low demand," MySQL announced last month that it will no longer provide the MySQL database running on the IBM i operating system. The company, which is owned by IBM archrival Oracle, says it will continue to provide source code and limited product support to customers who want to work with the database on IBM i. Representatives with IBM Rochester say they are looking into ways to continue supporting the open source database, possibly with Zend Technology.

"On December 7, MySQL announced the end of life (EOL) of MySQL binaries it developed for several operating systems, including i5/OS V5R4, IBM i version 6.1, AIX version 5.3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3, SuSE Enterprise Linux version 9, OpenSuSE Linux version 9, and the generic X86 Linux distribution developed with Intel's ICC compiler. New support was added for the FreeBSD and Fedora operating systems."

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