MySQL and Business Objects announce partnership; companies form business and technology alliance to integrate the MySQL open source database and the BusinessObjects XI business intelligence platform

CUPERTINO, Calif. & SAN JOSE, Calif., April 18, 2005 -- MySQL AB and Business Objects today announced a business and technology partnership covering MySQL's popular open source database and BusinessObjects(TM) XI, the new version of the world's leading business intelligence platform.

Under the agreement, Business Objects will embed MySQL database technology into BusinessObjects XI for use on the Linux and UNIX platforms, and will add MySQL(R) to the list of databases supported by Crystal Reports(R) and BusinessObjects Data Integrator. In addition, both companies will also join each others' alliance and partner programs.

"Enterprise customers have asked us to provide an integrated business intelligence and reporting solution for their open source database applications," said Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB. "With BusinessObjects XI now supporting MySQL, these users can take advantage of the performance and cost advantages of our database along with the industry's leading BI platform, while knowing that both companies will stand behind the software with quality-assurance and professional support."

"The partnership of Business Objects and MySQL AB combines the unique benefits of two industry-leading software platforms," said Bernard Liautaud, chairman and CEO of Business Objects. "The introduction of MySQL support in BusinessObjects XI opens a new alternative for customers seeking to deploy an exceptionally powerful, yet affordable business intelligence solution. Furthermore, the innovations in BusinessObjects XI continue to drive business intelligence deeper into organizations, as well as making it an indispensable asset for improving enterprise performance."

As part of the new partnership, the companies will collaborate on building seamless, high-performance interfaces between MySQL and Business Objects products. This integration will benefit enterprises seeking to lower the TCO of their critical business-support infrastructure, without sacrificing database performance, reliability or functionality. In addition, MySQL technology is now embedded into BusinessObjects XI as a fully-supported database for its system repository, providing users for the first time with an integrated, optimized solution across both Linux and UNIX platforms -- at no additional cost.

Business Objects is also a platinum-level sponsor at this week's MySQL Users Conference, taking place in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on this event, please visit

About Business Objects

Business Objects is the world's leading business intelligence (BI) software company. With more than 30,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 500, Business Objects helps organizations gain better insight into their business, improve decision making, and optimize enterprise performance. The company's business intelligence platform, BusinessObjects(TM) XI, offers the BI industry's most complete and trusted platform for reporting, query and analysis, performance management, and data integration. BusinessObjects XI includes Crystal Reports(R), the industry standard for enterprise reporting. Business Objects has also built the industry's strongest and most diverse partner community, and also offers consulting and education services to help customers effectively deploy their business intelligence projects.

Business Objects has dual headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and Paris, France. The company's stock is traded on both the Nasdaq (BOBJ) and Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0004026250 - BOB) stock exchanges. More information about Business Objects can be found at

About MySQL

MySQL AB develops 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 six million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software.

With headquarters in Sweden and the United States -- and operations around the world -- MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please visit

MySQL is a registered trademark of MySQL AB in the USA and other countries. Business Objects, the Business Objects logo, BusinessObjects, WebIntelligence, Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise, Crystal Analysis, RapidMarts, and BusinessQuery are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects S.A. or its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Peter Olson, 408-953-6320

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