While I remain committed to SQL Server, after a lengthyevaluation and feature analysis process, we will start advocatingMySQL 5 to some clients under a set number of conditions, both onthe Windows and the Linux platforms. While MySQL was previouslylacking some critical foundational features, v5 ups the anteconsiderably, filling a particular niche in the solution spectrum.This is a part of a wider trend at yafla of embracing some of the”alternative” platforms, outside of our normal Microsoft-enabledcomfort zone, where it benefits our customers and the solution.

Due to licensing conditions we still won’t be targeting ourapplications at MySQL.

We still advocate PostgreSQL, another excellent opensource RDBMS, for some scenarios.