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Embarcadero Technologies and MySQL AB Announce Strategic Alliance

  • 13 September, 2004 10:25

<p>IT Professionals Now Have End-to-end Solution for
Developing, Managing, and Optimising MySQL Open Source Databases;
Free Migration Seminar Series Announced</p>
<p>Melbourne, Australia – 13 September, 2004 – Embarcadero Technologies®, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT), a provider of data lifecycle management solutions, and MySQL AB today announced a strategic relationship that brings together the world’s most popular open source database and some of the industry’s most easy-to-use database management tools. The relationship is designed to help enterprise organisations leverage the value of MySQL® by providing an end-to-end data lifecycle management solution for migrating, optimising, and testing databases and applications. The partnership agreement signed between the two companies covers joint sales engagements and co-marketing activities.</p>
<p>MySQL’s lower total cost of ownership (TCO) – compared to traditional database management software – has caused many corporations to adopt MySQL for their businesses’ critical applications. With the rising popularity of open source software, more corporations are beginning to explore how best to migrate existing systems to the MySQL platform, and then manage and test their platforms. The easy-to-deploy MySQL database combined with cost-effective database management tools from Embarcadero Technologies ensures that database professionals can learn and be productive with MySQL in the shortest time possible.</p>
<p>“Open source databases have matured to the point where organisations can now truly realise the cost benefits while maintaining the full functionality of their systems,” said Charlie Garry, senior program director at META Group, a leading provider of IT research, advisory services and strategic consulting. “With the business and technical cases made for MySQL, organisations are now looking for the best ways to successfully migrate, manage, and test their systems.”</p>
<p>“Many of our customers have been seeking a straightforward, end-to-end solution for managing the lifecycle of their data,” said Marten Mickos, chief executive officer of MySQL. “We believe that this new partnership will help their MySQL database integration by giving them greater access to Embarcadero’s powerful suite of tools.”</p>
<p>“Embarcadero Technologies is proud to partner with MySQL to deliver data lifecycle management solutions that can immediately benefit such a rapidly growing community,” added Stephen Wong, chief executive officer of Embarcadero Technologies. “The combination of MySQL and Embarcadero Technologies is a hard one to beat, with the end result being reduced costs, higher performing information systems, and a well-equipped and productive data management team.”</p>
<p>According to MySQL, companies operating the MySQL platform are experiencing typical project savings of between US$250,000 and US$500,000, depending on the project scope. Embarcadero hopes to further these cost reductions through its integrated product set of six core data and database management solutions, along with a number of supporting products that round out the complete data lifecycle management suite.</p>
<p>Embarcadero Technologies offers complete cross-platform coverage that allows companies to move information between any major database platform – Oracle®, Microsoft® SQL Server®, DB2 UDB®, DB2 z/OS®, Sybase® – and MySQL. Plus, all database platforms can be seamlessly managed from within the same core consoles, so a data professional doesn’t need to jump in and out of separate products to manage a heterogeneous environment.</p>
<p>Free Database Migration Seminar Series
Embarcadero Technologies and MySQL will present a series of free seminars on migrating databases to MySQL with Embarcadero DT/Studio. The seminars will be held in San Francisco, New York and London, September 9, 14, and 16, respectively. Should the seminars reach capacity, a series of follow-on webinars will be offered in October. Interested parties may register by visiting the home pages of Embarcadero Technologies (www.embarcadero.com) or MySQL AB (www.mysql.com) and clicking on the “Free Database Migration Seminar Series” link.</p>
<p>About MySQL
MySQL AB develops, markets and supports a family of high performance, affordable database servers and tools. The company’s flagship product is MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database, with more than five million active installations. Many of the world’s largest organisations, including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, Cox Communications, The Associated Press and NASA, are realising significant cost savings using MySQL to power Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software. MySQL AB is a second generation open source company, with dual licensing that supports both open source values and corporate customers’ needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please go to www.mysql.com.</p>
<p>About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMBT) is a leading provider of data lifecycle management solutions that help companies build, optimise, test, and manage their critical data, database, and application infrastructures. Nearly 11,000 companies, including 97 of the Fortune 100, rely on Embarcadero Technologies products to manage the explosive growth in data and ensure optimal performance of their complex, multi-platform applications and systems. Embarcadero Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Based in Melbourne, Victoria, Embarcadero Australia employs seven staff in the Australia/New Zealand region and continues to develop and launch products into the Asian markets through both direct sales and a rapidly expanding reseller channel. For further information call +61 3 9861 4600 or visit http://www.embarcadero.com.</p>
<p>Media Relations Contact:
Alex Murphy
Account Manager
Markom Marketing
alexmurphy@markom.com.au
Ph: 61 2 9977 8922</p>

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