Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sun Acquires MySQL

In an earlier blog about Open Source Software, I had posited that MySql was perhaps a more relevant open source relational database than PostGreSql by sheer virtue of the fact that Oracle keeps trying to kill it by acquiring the vendors who provide MySql's transactionally aware back ends.

A recent announcement on the MySql site names SUN Microsystems as successfully acquiring the MySql AB corporation. This is a surprise because they usually promote competing open source relational database vendor PostGreSql. Here's hoping that SUN isn't buying MySql in order to kill it so that PostGreSql can grow into MySql's market.

February 2009 Update: MySql founder Michael Widenius has resigned from Sun.

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