Business intelligence software maker Business Objects SA continues to keep an eye on developments in the open source world after expanding an existing partnership with Swedish open source database firm MySQL AB.
Under the terms of a revised OEM referral agreement, both companies will work together to develop and sell integrated BI solutions built on the MySQL Network database subscription service and Business Objects’ BI technologies.
MySQL Network represents a comprehensive set of certified software and support services that are geared around the core open source database code.
Business Objects, which maintains dual headquarters in Paris, France and San Jose, California, says it has already crafted new bundled offerings for reporting and data integration for the MySQL database through MySQL Network. The new bundles, which include Crystal Reports for reporting and BusinessObjects Data Integrator have been tested and certified by both partners.
The move follows an agreement signed between the two companies in April 2005 to embed the MySQL database into BusinessObjects XI platform running on Linux and Unix systems.
MySQL, which is headquartered in Uppsala, is the world’s most popular open source database with an estimated 6 million installations worldwide. It is used by companies like Yahoo, Suzuki and The Associated Press.