Sun splashes out $1bn to buy MySQL

It appears that Sun Microsystems has shelled out a hefty $1B to aquire MySQL and now adds the leading open source database management software to its product stack.

"The Santa Clara, California-based systems vendor has been involved in the community-based development process for many years, of course, through Java and has been offering Linux on X.86 servers since the 2002/2003 timeframe. It also now has OpenSolaris, the open source version of its proprietary flavor of Unix.

Then there is its open source app server GlassFish and the Java Composite Application Platform Suite (Java CAPS) for integrating legacy and packaged apps into an existing SOA infrastructure without extensive coding, which came from its SeeBeyond acquisition."
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