"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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