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MySQL Will Support SAP

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Shai Agassi, president of SAP's products and technology group said yesterday that he expects MySQL to be certified to run SAP applications by the end of the year.  This is an excellent endorsement not only of MySQL, but of open source technology in general.  SAP R/3 is the benchmark when it comes to the most sophisticated and demanding enterprise application and the testing process is exhaustive (if not exhausting!)  And even for users who may never need to run SAP, it's good to know that MySQL will be able to standup to all the testing.

It's something we've been working on for quite some time with SAP and it's nice to see that the top execs are aware and supportive of our efforts.  Agassi has sometimes been misunderstood in his comments on open source, but in our view, they've always been a huge supporter.

Comments

Wow, is this *GREAT* news, or what?

I've been trying to get people to check out MySQL. To do that, I need examples of solid selling business - they will think of mysql as the toy database if I can't produce enterprise applications running on MySQL.

So, SAP came into my view because of this. (I'm aware that MaxDB is SAP certified and also that MaxDB is actually the rebranded SapDB.)

I think I will be emailing a few people right now concerning this promising and reassuring news.

Way to go Zack - and oh yeah! - thanks again for saving InnoDB (for the time being)

Let's wait and see, it seems just impossible to me, but ...

Go team!

It's great news and we'll keep folks posted.

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