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[News] SAP with Free Software at Database Layer

  • Subject: [News] SAP with Free Software at Database Layer
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 22:59:12 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
MySQL AB to Optimize Its Open Source Database for SAP NetWeaver

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| MySQL AB has announced its plans to optimize the MySQL Enterprise Server for 
| the SAP NetWeaver platform. MySQL and SAP AG also announced that the sales 
| and support of the MaxDB database will revert back to SAP, in order to unify 
| the product's development, distribution, and support under one organization.    


The whole stack is becoming Free. When will the application layer (SAP) be
replaced by Free software also?


The end of the proprietary database?

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| While Packer does not believe that proprietary databases are doomed, he does 
| see the writing on the wall in emerging markets and that the increased use of 
| open source will eventually surround proprietary databases in established 
| markets. Unless the proprietary suppliers respond they risk losing business 
| in the long-term.    


Two days ago:


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| SAP is recommending SUSE as its preferred Linux platform, the stuff of which 
| stacks are made, and Novell is going start being the first line of defense 
| for people running SAP applications on SUSE.  



SAP certifies Netweaver for Red Hat Linux

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| SAP's certification helps ensure full interoperability of Red Hat systems 
| with all modules of SAP Netweaver, said Red Hat. 


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