Database Competitors IBM, MySQL Join Hands
A partnership between MySQL and IBM means thousands of MySQL and PHP applications will be available to System i clients.Database rivals MySQL and IBM on April 25 announced plans to bring support for the MySQL open-source database to the IBM System i business computing platform. The two companies will work together to offer MySQL Server for i5/OSthe operating system for System iand expect to deliver DB2 for i5/OS as a certified MySQL storage engine on the System i platform. The move means System i customers can run online and transactional MySQL applications while storing all data in a single DB2 database. IBM is aiming its System i servers at small companies. Read more here.
"I think this is a game-changing move on IBMs part," Zack Urlocker, MySQL executive vice president of products, said in an interview with eWEEK. "As [an] open-source [company] we like the idea of offering choice and giving customers the ability to mix and match," Urlocker said, in Cupertino, Calif.