January 16, 2008

Acquisition News - Database and Middleware purchases

Busy day in world of database and middleware as Sun Micro purchases MySQL for $800m and Oracle snaps up BEA in middleware for $8.5B (that's right, billion...). MySQL of course is the defacto db engine for 70% of web (which is mostly running PHP and variants). MySQL began as open source and went from "little database" to big database with stored procedures and rest and now takes its place as funded competitor for Microsoft on the web and Oracle everywhere else. I like their chances...

Posted by staff at January 16, 2008 07:28 AM