MySQL AB is going to rename SAP DB MaxDB:
MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, today announced that it is re-branding the SAP DB database “MaxDB, which it will offer as a MySQL AB product beginning in Q4 2003. Through a technology and cross licensing partnership with SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced on May 27, 2003, MySQL AB has acquired full commercial rights to develop and market future releases of SAP DB, SAPs enterprise-level open source database. MaxDB by MySQL is targeted at large SAP R/3 environments and other applications that require maximum enterprise-level database functionality.
After rebranding issues are ironed out, there will be a MaxDB release with increased MySQL interop, which is “A Good Thing.”