Feeds

MySQL goes a bundle with Business Objects

Challenging Microsoft on BI-database price

SANS - Survey on application security programs

MySQL and BusinessObjects are to flog three business intelligence (BI) bundles combining products from both companies.

The small, medium and large customer bundles wrap up the open source MySQL database with Business Objects' Crystal Reports and BusinessObjects Data Integrator, for the generation of reports and for data integration.

The companies aim to deliver integrated business intelligence and database at a "fraction of the cost" of traditional, proprietary databases. Pricing starts at $4,000.

The companies should attract the interests of enterprises running Unix or turning to Linux – the latter move challenging Oracle, which has had strong growth on Linux - but they are likely to find strong initial appeal among medium businesses and departmental users.

The recent release of version 5.0, MySQL's most advanced edition of its database, featured enterprise staples such as stored procedures, but the software is regarded as lacking the experience needed to run mission-critical data processing and BI demanded by enterprise customers currently running Oracle and IBM's DB2.

Medium businesses and departments, though, are keen to tap BI without paying the hefty price normally associated with such products. This pits MySQL and Business Objects against Microsoft, which has established SQL Server through price and bundled functionality as a firm favorite with mid-market and department-level users.

MySQL and Business Objects appear to be matching or beating SQL Server on price.

Last April they got together to embed MySQL with BusinessObjects XI for use on Linux and Unix. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
IRS boss on XP migration: 'Classic fix the airplane while you're flying it attempt'
Plus: Condoleezza Rice at Dropbox 'maybe she can find ... weapons of mass destruction'
Ditch the sync, paddle in the Streem: Upstart offers syncless sharing
Upload, delete and carry on sharing afterwards?
New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates
Nearby Friends feature goes live in a few weeks
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.