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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