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ZDnet Australia: SAP Inks Open-Source Database Deal

May 28, 2003, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Business application powerhouse SAP is tapping MySQL's open-source database software in a deal that should let the smaller company accelerate its development plans.

"The move, should permit MySQL to add higher-end features to its database software within two years, compared with the four years that it was previously expected to take, MySQL chief executive Marten Mickos said.

"In addition, the deal puts some pressure on established database companies such as Microsoft, Oracle and IBM in boosting an open-source competitor that could eventually be good enough to encroach onto their market..."

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