Sun to acquire MySQL AB
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Sun Microsystems, the company behind the UNIX-based Solaris Operating System, the Java platform as well as OpenOffice.org, has announced that it is acquiring MySQL AB, the company behind the open source database application MySQL, for a reported US$1 billion: $800 million to purchase MySQL's stock, and $200 million worth of options.
Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz said in his blog Wednesday that in addition to this acquisition, Sun will provide global support offerings for the popular database platform. Sun already provides support for another database platform, PostgreSQL.
- Jonathan Schwartz. "Jonathan Schwartz's Blog: Helping Dolphins Fly" — , January 16, 2008
- Martin LaMonica. "Sun to fork out $1 billion for open-source firm MySQL" — , January 16, 2008