Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sun microsystem acquires MySQL AB for $1 billion

Sun Microsystems is taking the plunge into the database market with the purchase of open source database developer MySQL for $1 billion

With the move, announced Wednesday, Sun takes a big leap into the $15 billion database market and pits it against the likes of Microsoft, IBM and Oracle

via ZDNet

Sun CEO Jonathan Shwartz has a detailed writeup on his blog here
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