MySQL AB took the wraps off the latest version of its database server
Monday, a product that now offers enterprise-grade capabilities such as
stored procedures to the open-source software.
Stored procedures are Structured Query Language (SQL) (define)
statements that are compiled in the database so that they can be
across multiple applications.
Such features, which cater to complex enterprise resource planning
(define) applications from vendors like Siebel or PeopleSoft, will
effectively enable MySQL to compete with Microsoft's SQL Server, IBM's
and Oracle's Database products.
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