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ZDNet: MySQL database to get revamped

Oct 08, 2001, 21:20 (25 Talkback[s])
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"MySQL AB plans to make major changes to its namesake open-source database technology by year's end, including support for SSL and nested queries.

The company will launch Version 4.0 this month and upgrade it to Version 4.1 in December, according to CEO MÃ…rten Mickos.

With Oracle Corp., IBM and Microsoft Corp.--the so-called Big Three of the relational database industry--battling over features, market share and price, some users are turning to the open-source world for database technology. This is where MySQL hopes to make its mark.

"The database business is about much more than bells and whistles. Some people do that, but that's not our business," said Mickos, in Uppsala, Sweden. When scalability leader Oracle created a MySQL-to-Oracle conversion kit, "we took that as an award," he said."

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