Sun Unveils MySQL Bundle

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Ahead of the completion of its MySQL acquisition, the vendor releases a bundle with the database. 

As Sun Microsystems prepares to close its acquisition of MySQL, the GlassFish and MySQL communities are announcing the availability of an optimized bundled release.

The bundle, announced March 25, consists of GlassFish version 2.0 with the MySQL Community Server 5.0 (5.0.51a) and MySQL JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) driver 5.1.6. It is designed to provide developers with popular open-source versions of enterprise Java and the database and give them easy access to the platforms to develop and deploy rich Java and Web applications, Sun officials said.

The bundle is available for all the major software platforms, including Solaris, Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Meanwhile, other benefits include GlassFish support for the latest Web event-driven technologies such as AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) and Comet, which make for rich customer Web experiences. Also, users can freely develop applications on the open-source bits and later, when they need support, decide to buy a subscription to products from Sun that offer training, support and product updates, company officials said.

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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