For over a decade, the open source MySQL database has been a critical component of the LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) stack.
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is now moving to make MySQL more attractive for Microsoft Windows users in an effort that might help it to take share from rival SQL Server. Oracle this week announced a new installer for Windows that is intended to help accelerate deployments.
“Windows is a major development and deployment platform for MySQL,” an Oracle spokesperson told InternetNews.com. “This new installer demonstrates Oracle’s continued investment in the MySQL technology and specifically to improving the MySQL experience for Windows users.