MySQL Answers SAP Open Source Call With MaxDB
At Comdex on Monday, MySQL AB showcased its the SAP-certified MaxDB 7.5, a new part of its database product line offerings.Extending its open source reach toward increasingly complex application environments, MySQL AB has added the SAP-certified MaxDB to its database product line repertoire. The Swedish company introduced MaxDB, earmarked to complement MySQL database, at Comdex Las Vegas 2003 on Monday. MaxDB is targeted at large installations of the mySAP enterprise resource planning suite and other multifaceted application deployments impeded by performance and scalability obstacles, according to MySQL officials. MySQL, of Uppsala, Sweden, took over development of SAPs open-source database, SAP DB, last May. Officials at SAP, of Walldorf, Germany, said they took the step in part to tap into a larger developer community for the database software.
"Customers have asked us to come up with an enterprise DB, now they have it," said MySQL Chief Executive Marten Mickos.