Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sun Buys MySQL for $1 Billion!

Holy simoleans, Batman. I wake up this morning, write a nice little Oracle tip and then next thing I see is Josh's post about Sun->MySQL. That was totally unexpected to me. I browsed over to PlanetMySQL to get the scoop and what do I see, Sun buys MySQL for $1 billion to take centerstage in the web economy. I don't often agree with Matt but on this topic, I think I have to. This just makes a lot of sense for everyone involved. Sun, MySQL and MySQL users. The first post I saw that shows concern about Sun's Postgres support is this one from the 451 Group, Sun acquiring MySQL for $1bn. That post led me to Jonathan Schwartz's blog. I love his post title, Helping Dolphins Fly. Jonathan always sounds pumped but this blog entry makes him sound ecstatic. I have not been impressed with many Sun decisions over the last couple of years but I have to admit, this is a big one. I think it's a good direction. If you want to read the press release and get some of the details, you can do so at MySQL AB. Lot's of changes this year, I think. LewisC

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