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MySQL Teams with SCO

Cuts Business and Market Development Deal

MySQL has done a native port of the commercial version of its open source database, MySQL Network Edition 5, to the new SCO cut of OpenServer, aka Legend, in hopes of widening its installed base and raking in some new revenues.

MySQL, which like Informix is faithful to the ANSI SQL standard, is after SCO's 100,000 Informix-on-Open Server users. The alliance could turn out to be a way for MySQL to steal a march on IBM, which has yet to certify Informix on the proprietary new SCO Unix operating system.

SCO's VARs can probably make a lot better margin substituting MySQL for Informix, which recently hiked its prices, and many SCO accounts, which include many a famous name, share MySQL's basic scale-out philosophy.

SCO believes any number of its customers already run MySQL. And since SCO already supports Apache and PHP, Perl and Python, the other parts of the core LAMP stake, its new cross-certification pact with MySQL puts it a step closer to creating what could perhaps whimsically be called the SCAMP stack.

(This is an abridged version of an article that originally appeared at www.clientservernews.com)

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EOS News Desk 09/03/05 02:45:13 PM EDT

MySQL has done a native port of the commercial version of its open source database, MySQL Network Edition 5, to the new SCO cut of OpenServer, a k a Legend, in hopes of widening its installed base and raking in some new revenues.