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The Nordrhein-Westfalen Data Centre for Finance Management has already deployed over 260 MySQL servers, and is planning to expand its usage of the world’s most popular open source database.

Kirchheim-Heimstetten, May 28th 2008 – Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced that the Nordrhein-Westfalen Data Centre for Finance Management (RZF) is relying on MySQL Enterprise to deliver its database applications. Following a very successful test period for its custom-built financial applications, RZF plans to deploy additional MySQL based database applications in the future.

“With MySQL Enterprise, we can develop and manage new database applications that monitor all relevant operations quickly, easily and very cost-effectively,” said Guido Kutasi, RZF database department head. “MySQL Enterprise enables us to deploy all the database applications we need while respecting our budgetary constraints.”

MySQL was an obvious choice as a cost-effective alternative to proprietary database products for the RZF -- as most developers in the data centre were already familiar with MySQL, and could therefore be trained quickly. Another reason for the selection was MySQL’s excellent performance on Linux, the RZF’s primary operating system.

The MySQL deployment was completed in record time, and the database is now accessed daily by 150 to 500 employees in each office. To maintain and administer its applications, the RZF uses the database monitoring tools and support services included as part of the MySQL Enterprise subscription.

Over 260 MySQL database servers are already deployed across the tax management applications, including financial management forms, taxation-independent directories (bank code, postal code and street directory) as well as software license management applications

The MySQL Enterprise subscription is a comprehensive offering of production support, monitoring tools and database software to deliver optimal performance, reliability, security, and uptime for MySQL applications. MySQL Enterprise Unlimited subscriptions enable organizations to deploy an unlimited number of MySQL Enterprise servers with 24/7 support from Sun Microsystems for as low as $40,000 (32,000 EUR, GBP 24,000), or the cost of a single CPU of Oracle Enterprise Edition.

About Sun's MySQL Database

MySQL is the most popular open source database software in the world. Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, critical business systems, and packaged software. At www.mysql.com, Sun provides corporate users with commercial subscriptions and services, and actively supports the large MySQL open source developer community.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer"(TM) -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.

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