MySQL Eyes Enterprise with 5.0 Alpha

January 12, 2004


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 accessed across multiple applications.

Such features, which cater to complex enterprise resource planning (ERP) (define) applications from vendors like Siebel or PeopleSoft, will effectively enable MySQL to compete with Microsoft's SQL Server, IBM's DB2 and Oracle's Database products.

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