Just attended Kaj ArnÃ¶’s talk MySQL, SAP and the Enterprise. Kay explained the development process of merging SAP DB and MySQL. For the mediate future, a proxy will be integrated in the SAP DB client, which allows MySQL users to manage SAP DB via the MySQL clients like mysql, mysqldump, mysqlimport. In the long run, functionality will be added to MySQL that covers the functionality already provided by SAP DB (e.g. stored procedures, triggers, standardized error behaviour, …). At the end of this process, the “MySQL Enterprise” edition (this is not the official, but the working name) will incorporate the best from both worlds: MySQL robustness, ease of use, and SAP DB enterprise functionality.
It’s also good news that all the nice DB management GUIs available for SAP DB will then also work with MySQL.
UPDATE: MySQL has branded SAP DB MaxDB