MySQL Eyes Enterprise with 5.0 Alpha

Monday Jan 12th 2004 by Staff

New database version will help MySQL compete more effectively with powerhouse players such as Microsoft IBM and Oracle.


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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