Sun makes database play! Is MySQL worth $1B?

Now don’t that take the rag off’n the bush?

Sun Microsystems Inc. has agreed to buy open-source software maker MySQL AB for $1 billion, and said its fiscal second-quarter net income nearly doubled on boosted margins, according to preliminary results.
Sun Micro to Buy MySQL, Maker of Open-Source Database (

It’s going to be a fun year!

Comments (2)

  1. says:

    Interesting. I thought Amazon’s online S3 database was going to make ‘enterprise rdbms’ obsolete….


  2. reedme says:

    No, you’re thinking of the column-oriented database hype from a few months back.