MaxDB by MySQL is a re-branded and enhanced version of SAP DB, SAP AG’s open source database. MaxDB is a heavy-duty, SAP-certified open source database that offers high availability, scalability and a comprehensive feature set. MaxDB complements the MySQL database server, targetted for large mySAP ERP environments and other applications that require maximum enterprise-level database functionality. Today, about 5,000 customer installations are using MaxDB technology globally, including Intel, DaimlerChrysler, Braun, Bayer, Colgate, Yamaha, Deutsche Post (the German Post Office) and Toyota South Africa. MaxDB is available under the MySQL AB “dual licensing” model. Under this model, users may choose to use MySQL products under the free software/opensource GNU General Public License (commonly known as the “GPL”) or under a commercial license.