MySQL and IBM integrate databases

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MySQL and IBM integrate databases

Antony Savvas

MySQL and IBM have announced a joint technology and reseller agreement to bring support for the MySQL open source database to the IBM System i business computing platform.

The two companies will work together to offer the MySQL Server for i5/OS, the flagship operating system for System i, and they plan to deliver IBM DB2 for i5/OS as a certified MySQL storage engine on the System i platform.

This will allow System i customers to implement online and transactional MySQL applications while storing all data in a single, easy-to-manage DB2 database.

In addition, MySQL Enterprise subscriptions - a comprehensive offering of MySQL database software, services and support - will be made available to IBM clients worldwide through IBM's reseller network and System i sales team. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

"This deal will make thousands of open source MySQL and PHP applications available to System i clients, helping them respond more quickly to business needs as they arise," said Mark Shearer, general manager for IBM System i.

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