MySQL to unveil new transaction engine by China Martens on LinuxWorld.
"MySQL is due to unveil a new transaction database engine at its upcoming user conference later this month, according to a company executive. The open-source database vendor will also be showcasing database engines from third parties, Zach Urlocker, vice president of marketing at MySQL, said Thursday.
The new transaction database was developed by Jim Starkey, a noted database software architect who joined MySQL when it acquired his Web application technology company in February, Urlocker said in an interview at the LinuxWorld conference in Boston. When Starkey joined MySQL from Netfrastructure, rumors immediately circulated that he had been hired to develop a new transactional engine for the company."