"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
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
"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
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