Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sun buys MySQL

Sun announced yesterday that it was going to buy MySQL, the most popular open source database.
What does this mean to both Sun and MySQL. Yahoo biz says that

With millions of global deployments including Facebook, Google, Nokia, Baidu and China Mobile, MySQL will bring synergies to Sun that will change the landscape of the software industry by driving new adoption of MySQL's open source database in more traditional applications and enterprises. The integration with Sun will greatly extend the commercial appeal of MySQL's offerings and improve its value proposition with the addition of Sun's global services organization. MySQL will also gain new distribution through Sun's channels including its OEM relationships with Intel, IBM and Dell.

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