MySQL bought by Sun

Read the typical Slashdot commentary; they reference an article with the following shot of the Wonder Twins.

This article also points to a press release over at MySQL and offers up some analysis.

Clearly this is going to be a shot in the arm to both Java and Niagra based enterprise web farms, which have been losing ground to LAMP and Ruby on Rails. This deal has a lot of potential. A surprising and creative move.

Here is the press release over at Sun…

Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire MySQL, Developer of the World’s Most Popular Open Source Database

SANTA CLARA, CA January 16, 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one of the world’s fastest growing open source databases for approximately $1 billion in total consideration. The acquisition accelerates Sun’s position in enterprise IT to now include the $15 billion database market. Today’s announcement reaffirms Sun’s position as the leading provider of platforms for the Web economy and its role as the largest commercial open source contributor.

Update: Here’s the post on Johnathan’s Blog

Jonathan Schwartz’s Blog: Helping Dolphins Fly

We’ve historically worked at arm’s length to optimize MySQL on Sun’s platforms. Just as we did for Oracle in their early days, our performance engineering teams will sit (virtually) with their counterparts in MySQL and in the community, leveraging technologies such as ZFS and DTrace (which we didn’t even have in the Oracle era) to ensure Sakila flies – along with the rest of the LAMP stack (from memcached and php, to the broader ISV community around MySQL). MySQL is already the performance leader on a variety of benchmarks – we’ll make performance leadership the default for every application we can find (and on every vendor’s hardware platforms, not just Sun’s – and on Linux, Solaris, Windows, all). For the technically oriented, Falcon will absolutely sing on Niagara… talk about a match made in heaven.

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  1. Hi,

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