SCO Partners With MySQL AB to Lower Costs and Increase the Power and Scalability of Modern Database Solutions

Companies to Deliver Certified Version of MySQL for SCO OpenServer 6

Sep 02, 2005, 01:00 ET from SCO Group, Inc.

    LINDON, Utah, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -. The SCO Group, Inc.
 ("SCO") (Nasdaq:   SCOX), a leading provider of UNIX(R) software technology for
 distributed, embedded and network-based systems, today announced that it has
 entered into an agreement with MySQL AB to jointly deliver a certified,
 commercial version of the popular MySQL database for SCO OpenServer 6, the
 newest release of SCO's UNIX solutions platform.  As part of the agreement,
 the companies will work together on a range of joint marketing, sales,
 training, business development and support programs that will benefit
 customers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.  Additionally, SCO will
 include a trial subscription to the MySQL Network enterprise database service
 with each new copy of SCO OpenServer -- and offer full MySQL Network
 subscriptions through its reseller channel.
     Launched in February, MySQL Network is a comprehensive,
 attractively-priced subscription offering that provides modern businesses with
 everything they need to successfully develop and deploy ANSI-SQL database
 solutions with MySQL.  It includes access to certified MySQL software, updates
 and upgrades, proactive alerts and advisors, the online MySQL knowledgebase,
 and full production-level technical support.
     The SCO-MySQL agreement will bring great benefits to the customers and
 channel partners of both companies.  The combination of SCO UNIX and MySQL
 creates a high-performance, low-cost, easy-to-manage applications platform
 that can scale out across the distributed and networked customer systems
 environments common to both companies.  Developers and customers will benefit
 because SCO and MySQL will cooperate to ensure that the operating system and
 the database undergo extensive compatibility and certification testing to
 ensure a good developer and end-user experience.  MySQL Network will also be
 available directly from SCO resellers throughout the world, offering customers
 a single point of contact.
     "Given that 85 percent of SCO UNIX-based solutions are database
 applications, it makes complete sense to work more closely with MySQL to
 jointly certify, market and support our product solutions for the benefit of
 our mutual customers," said Jeff Hunsaker, senior vice president and general
 manager, SCO's UNIX division.  "Because MySQL is known for scaling out across
 customer environments, it is a natural fit for SCO's traditional customers
 that operate in distributed and networked systems across retail and branch
 offices.  We believe this partnership will be met with great excitement by our
     "MySQL has become the most popular open source database in the world by
 offering users a good combination of choice, performance and ease of use,"
 said Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB.  "We will now be providing developers
 with the additional option of leveraging SCO's popular platforms.  We look
 forward to working with SCO and their large reseller network to support our
 mutual customers with their enterprise database applications."
     Benchmark testing by SCO and many of its customers found that the recently
 released SCO OpenServer 6 was two-to-four times faster than its predecessor
 throughout many areas of the product.  The addition of the UNIX SVR 5 kernel
 to SCO OpenServer 6 has increased support for terabyte file sizes, 64 GB of
 memory, up to 32 processors, and full support for multi-threaded applications,
 all allowing applications such as MySQL to gain the best performance possible.
     Later this year, MySQL AB will deliver a certified version of MySQL 5.0
 for SCO OpenServer 6.  For customers interested in subscribing to MySQL
 Network for SCO OpenServer 6, contact a SCO sales representative at
 1-800-SCO-UNIX (1-800-726-8649) or your local SCO reseller.  To find a local
 SCO reseller in your area, visit
     About SCO
     The SCO Group (Nasdaq:   SCOX) is a leading provider of software technology
 for distributed, embedded and network-based systems, offering SCO OpenServer
 for small to medium business and UnixWare for enterprise applications and
 digital network services.  SCO's highly innovative and reliable solutions help
 millions of customers grow their businesses everyday, from SCO OpenServer on
 main street to UnixWare on Wall Street, and beyond.  SCO owns the core UNIX
 operating system, originally developed by AT&T/Bell Labs and is the exclusive
 licensor to Unix-based system software providers.
     Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of thousands of
 resellers and developers.  SCO Global Services provides reliable localized
 support and services to partners and customers.  For more information on SCO
 products and services, visit
     SCO, SCO OpenServer and the associated SCO logo, are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
 UNIX and UnixWare are registered trademarks of The Open Group.  MySQL is a
 registered trademark of MySQL AB in the USA and other countries.  All other
 brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify
 products or services of, their respective owners.

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