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Jul 20, 2004, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"MySQL AB, which develops and markets the Open Source database MySQL, has had a busy year seeding more opportunities. Activities have ranged from ushering in a new consultancy alliance to help customers migrate their applications over to its SAP-rebranded enterprise database, MaxDB to the launching of MySQL Cluster, its first database clustering solution. This latter story actually started last October, when MySQL inked a deal to acquire an Ericsson division, Alzato.

"While the acquisition of this Stockholm-based developer of clustering software for the telecom industry was promising, Zack Urlocker, MySQL AB's vice president of marketing, says the public-relations 'noise' volume was specially tuned to low. 'We did not make a lot of noise about it at the time,' says Urlocker. 'Few people had ever heard of Alzato [previously described by Ericsson as a 'venture.']. We waited until we could integrate it with our technology..."

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