MySQL, Business Objects Bundle Up for BI

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2005-12-13 Print this article Print

MySQL AB is gluing its open-source database into Business Objects' Business Intelligence software.

MySQL AB is gluing its open-source database into Business Objects Business Intelligence software. The two have signed a new OEM referral agreement, under which they will jointly sell a MySQL Network database subscription service with Business Objects BI software.
The announcement builds on a partnership the two forged in April, in which MySQL said it would embed its database into BusinessObjects XI for use on Linux and Unix operating systems.
With the new OEM referral agreement, the companies will create several bundled offerings for reporting and data integration for the MySQL database through MySQL Network. The bundles include Crystal Reports, for presentation-quality reporting, and BusinessObjects Data Integrator, for enterprise-class data integration. "The modern enterprise requires fully featured and seamlessly integrated solutions that deliver better value and service to end users," Mark Burton, executive vice president of worldwide sales for MySQL AB, was quoted as saying in a release. "Employing MySQL Network, these new BI solutions deliver superior speed, reliability and ease of use when compared with traditional database technology. The combination of Business Objects and MySQL technology can help organizations meet a broad spectrum of reporting and BI needs—including data access, information presentation and information delivery." The two companies are jointly testing, certifying and supporting the bundles. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest database news, reviews and analysis.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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