internetnews.com: MySQL Eyes Enterprise with 5.0 Alpha
Jan 12, 2004, 21:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)
"MySQL AB took the wraps off the latest version of its database
server Monday, a product that now offers enterprise-grade
capabilities such as stored procedures to the open-source
"Stored procedures are Structured Query Language (SQL)
statements that are compiled in the database so that they can be
accessed across multiple applications.
"Such features, which cater to complex enterprise resource
planning (ERP) applications from vendors like Siebel or PeopleSoft,
will effectively enable MySQL to compete with Microsoft's SQL
Server, IBM's DB2 and Oracle's Database products..."