Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sun agrees to pay $1b for MySQL

Sun Microsystems Inc., the third-largest maker of server computers, agreed to buy software company MySQL AB for about $1 billion.

MySQL is the world's most popular open source database, over 100 million copies of its software downloaded or distributed throughout its history, It is mainly used by web sites and it is used also by Google Inc.

What is the interest of Sun to buy MySQL, well Sun unlike IBM/Oracle/Microsoft doesn't have it's own Database, Sun has its own Application Server and this would create a more complete product solution which would be supply by Sun.
The profits for Sun will come from the support for MySQL installations.

The question now when Sun would be bought and by who?

1 comment:

thedotnetdudes said...

hmm.. another big-money acquisition of some of the most popular by the most popular... this world is gonna be much much 'smaller'... Wonder how much SUN will cost me.... if I wanna buy 'em.... LOL


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