Read the ordering instructions from below.


Ordering and general installation description

Ordering from with licensing conditions


Detailed installation instructions are provided in the BoF-PSS2 user manual.

GPL versions of MySQL and MariaDB can be downloaded free of charge.

MariaDB 5.3

MySQL 5.0

Database and Database Connector Licenses

Since version 3.2.0, BOF-PSS2 is not anymore distributed with an integrated database connector nor a database engine. Database connections are handled via the JDBC interface and it is now possible for the user to change the connector or database engine he or she wishes to use. Accordingly it is up to the user to acquire and download appropriate commercial or non-commercial database software and compliant database connectors. The simulator is distributed with a JDBC connector called Drizzle, which is a BSD-licensed software that can be used to connect to MySQL or MariaDB.

The simulator is known to be compatible with MariaDB 5.2 and 5.3, and MySQL versions 4.1 and 5.0.

All MySQL OEM licenses distributed with the versions 2.4.0 till 3.1.0 naturally remain valid as stated in the originally granted licenses.

Ordering of additional supporting services

Bank of Finland offers a range of fee based supporting services for the users of BoF-PSS2. The services include e.g. training courses, tailored consultation and remote assistance with Helpdesk/Advisory service and software tailoring.

Please see also BOF-PSS2 Supporting services descriptions and fees.