SCO Announces MySQL Network for SCO OpenServer 6


Company partners with MySQL AB to deliver powerful, high-performance, low-cost database solutions, support services, and certified software for SCO OpenServer 6 customers

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 / -- National Retail Federation (Booth 2425) -- The SCO Group, Inc. ("SCO") (NASDAQ:SCOX), a leading provider of UNIX® software technology for distributed, embedded and network-based systems, today announced the availability of MySQL Network for SCO OpenServer 6 at the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) show. With this commercial MySQL offering, customers and channel partners can now benefit from a high- performance, low-cost, easy-to-manage solutions platform.

The combination of MySQL Network and SCO OpenServer 6 allows customer solutions to scale out across distributed and networked systems environments. MySQL Network is a comprehensive, cost-effective subscription offering that provides modern businesses with everything they need to successfully develop and deploy ANSI-SQL database solutions with MySQL. It includes access to certified MySQL software (certified binaries), updates and upgrades, proactive alerts and advisors, the online MySQL knowledgebase, and full production-level technical support.

"SCO OpenServer 6 and MySQL Network Edition provide a complete, certified and fully tested solution for customers running mission-critical database applications in their business," said Tim Negris, senior vice president of marketing, The SCO Group, Inc. "SCO OpenServer 6 customers who utilize this new MySQL offering can now develop and deploy enterprise-grade software applications supported by an extremely powerful and scalable database solution."

"We are seeing tremendous uptake in MySQL adoption across the enterprise, and SCO is very well known and used extensively in the SMB and retail markets," said Mark Burton, executive vice president of worldwide sales for MySQL AB. "MySQL Network is the perfect database solution for these SCO OpenServer customers looking to build and manage low-cost distributed business systems-without sacrificing reliability or speed."

MySQL Network for SCO OpenServer 6 includes:

o Premier Enterprise-Class Production Support -- high-level, fast
responses directly from the developers of MySQL software.
o Certified Software -- The certified binaries for SCO OpenServer 6 have
been rigorously platform tested and authorized as reliable and ready
for business-critical production use.
o MySQL Knowledge Base -- a centralized library of hundreds of technical
articles written by MySQL's own developers and support staff. This
searchable collection provides quick resolution to many issues, as well
as troubleshooting, performance tips and best practices.
o MySQL Update Advisor -- an automated message system that will alert
customers of new and relevant MySQL certified software for their
environment. The Update Advisor can also assist developers and database
administrators with the installation and upgrade process. Alerts are
available via email, pager, or SMS messages and the complete list of
updates and alerts can also be viewed using a standard Web browser.
o Technical Alert Advisor -- The Technical Alert system notifies
customers about issues related to their specific computing environment
-- before they may adversely affect their applications. Also completely
customizable, these bulletins cover such issues as operating system
security vulnerabilities, new features, performance enhancements and
important Knowledge Base articles.

Pricing and Availability

MySQL software is currently available from SCO resellers throughout the world, offering SCO OpenServer customers a single point of contact. SCO will include a trial subscription to the MySQL Network enterprise database service with each new copy of SCO OpenServer 6-and offer the fully certified release of MySQL 5.0 Network subscriptions through its reseller channel in mid-to-late February 2006.

SCO offers a number of support levels for MySQL Network, including Basic, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Per-server pricing for a one year subscription to MySQL Network is:

o Basic = $595
o Silver = $1,995
o Gold = $2,995
o Platinum = $4,995

Customers interested in subscribing to MySQL Network for SCO OpenServer 6 can contact a SCO sales representative at 1-800-SCO-UNIX (1-800-726-8649) or your local SCO reseller and visit sco.com/products/mysql. An open source community edition of MySQL 5.0 for SCO OpenServer 6 is also available for download from the MySQL Web site at: dev.mysql.com/downloads/. To find a local SCO reseller in your area, visit http://partners.sco.com/partner/locator/region.jsp.

About SCO

The SCO Group (NASDAQ:SCOX) is a leading provider of UNIX software technology for distributed, embedded and network-based systems, offering SCO OpenServer for small to medium business, UnixWare for enterprise applications, and Me Inc. for digital network services. SCO's highly innovative and reliable solutions help millions of customers grow their businesses everyday, from SCO OpenServer on main street to UnixWare on Wall Street, and beyond. SCO owns the core UNIX operating system, originally developed by AT&T/Bell Labs and is the exclusive licensor to Unix-based system software providers.

Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of thousands of resellers and developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com/.

SCO, SCO OpenServer and the associated SCO logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX and UnixWare are registered trademarks of The Open Group. MySQL is a registered trademark of MySQL AB in the USA and other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.

Source: The SCO Group, Inc.

CONTACT: Blake Stowell, The SCO Group, +1-801-932-5703, bstowell@sco.com

Web site: http://www.sco.com/

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