Blue World and MySQL AB to Deliver Embedded Lasso MySQL Database

November 6, 2002

Lasso Professional 5 to include embedded MySQL database

Blue World Communications, Inc., pioneers of the Web Data Engine, and MySQL AB, developers of MySQL, announced strategic relations and a licensing agreement for the distribution of MySQL embedded in editions of Lasso Professional 5. The embedded MySQL database for Lasso Professional 5, e.g. Lasso MySQL, provides Lasso developers with a powerful SQL database server as an integral part of Lasso Professional 5.

"We're delighted to partner with Blue World to bring our widely used MySQL database to Lasso customers," said Erik Granstrvm, VP of Marketing at MySQL AB. "With MySQL at the heart of a well regarded, easy to use Web application server such as Lasso, Web developers have a superb total solution for quickly and easily delivering data-driven Web sites."

"Lasso customers have asked for tighter integration between Lasso and high-performance SQL databases," said Bill Doerrfeld, CEO of Blue World. "With embedded support for MySQL in Lasso Professional 5, Blue World not only exceeds customer demand but Blue World provides an industry first in the commercial Web application server market. We're delighted to work with MySQL AB to provide an easily accessible version of MySQL specifically targeted toward professional Web developers who desire a powerful yet easy to use solution for building and serving data-driven Web sites."

The complete press release is available at http://www.mysql.com/news/article-68.html.

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