Sun's deal with MySql is great, but few months too late (then it would be perfect)?

The SAP's database SapDB, was rebranded to MaxDB and then donated to MySQL. MaxDB is really great, enterprise scale, but easy to install and manage, database even Oracle compatible. However, it seems like MaxDB moved back to SAP in October last year (2007) - which is potentially bad news for Sun. I used MaxDB/SAPDB in several projects - it was really great. Now the question, is MaxDB part of Sun's deal, or not? 


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Hi Adam,

this is what you are looking for:
https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/7514

MaxDB doesn't seem to be part of the MySQL deal.

Cheers,
-Frederik

Posted by Frederik Dietz on January 20, 2008 at 10:42 PM CET #

Indeed yes, having MaxDB part of this deal would have been outstanding, especially given that, by now, MaxDB mainly is listed as "Evaluation Software" (?) in the SDN download portal and available to non-SAP customers based on a "community license" which is merely an "all-rights-reserved" (I wonder how that goes with MaxDB being available based on a GPL license while being distributed by MySQL AB?). However, MaxDB instead of JavaDB being distributed with glassfish would have made up a d**n great team to be on par even with the OracleDB+OAS package (or even better in terms of maintaineance / ease of use...). Oh well... maybe they'll get anywhere next to this integrating mysql...
Cheers,
Kristian

Posted by Kristian on January 21, 2008 at 09:55 AM CET #

By the way: http://www.open-maxdb-group.org/ ;)

Posted by Kristian on February 01, 2008 at 02:17 PM CET #

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