Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sun to acquire MySQL AB for $1bn

Sun (NASDAQ:JAVA) announced today that they will be acquiring MySQL AB, the maker of the popular open-source database MySQL. Sun sees this as further validation of the LAMP technologies. Jonathan Schwartz (CEO of Sun) and James Gosling (father of Java) are both very excited about this. I wonder how Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) will view this given that Oracle already controls Berkeley DB and InnoDB, the two most popular storage backends for MySQL.

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