SAP AGs open source
database"> eWEEK.com: The release of MaxDB, once SAP AGs open-source, enterprise-level database, was a big deal for MySQL in 2003. Now that youve released it, whats the feedback? What are the plans on developing the next release? Mickos: MaxDB and the partnership with SAP are long-term undertakings, the full effects of which will be clearly visible over a number of years.Already at this point, however, we see good results. Our existing customers are coming to us to get MaxDB, and the customers of SAP are increasingly running their new apps on MaxDB.Click here to read about MySQLs release of MaxDB. We will continue to strengthen the interoperability between MaxDB and MySQL. In short, this allows customers to use MySQL when performance and ease of deployment are paramount, and MaxDB when feature-richness is paramount. And whenever it makes sense, data or entire applications can be moved from one database to the other. This allows customers to right-size their database installations and thereby save money. SAP AG has proven to be a great company to partner with. They are well-organized, committed and straightforward to communicate with. Despite the large size of SAP, the people are filled with an entrepreneurial spirit that you normally find only in small companies. Next page: User feedback is usefulwhether its constructive criticism or flaming.