Last year SAP signed an agreement with open source database software vendor MySQL to help develop and support MaxDB. The new version is due for release at the close of this year.
July 21, 2004
SAP, MySQL plan database splash
Hoping to gain traction in the DBMS market, SAP and MySQL are planning an extensive update to SAP's database. While the newly named MaxDB may not have a wide fan base yet, some analysts and customers say it has the potential to be a contender.