1.5. Overview of the MaxDB Database Management System
MaxDB is a heavy-duty enterprise database. The database management
system is SAP-certified.
MaxDB is the new name of a database management system formerly
called SAP DB. In 2003 SAP AG and MySQL AB joined a partnership and
re-branded the database system to MaxDB. The development of MaxDB
has continued since then as it was done before—through the SAP
MySQL AB cooperates closely with the MaxDB team at SAP around
delivering improvements to the MaxDB product. Joint efforts include
development of new native drivers to enable more efficient usage of
MaxDB in the Open Source community, and improvement of documentation
to expand the MaxDB user base. Interoperability features between
MySQL and MaxDB database also are seen as important. For example,
the new MaxDB Synchronization Manager supports data synchronization
from MaxDB to MySQL.
The MaxDB database management system does not share a common
code-base with the MySQL database management system. The MaxDB and
MySQL database management systems are independent products provided
by MySQL AB.
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