Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire MySQL

16 01 2008

Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire MySQL, Developer of the World’s Most Popular Open Source Database: “SANTA CLARA, CA January 16, 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one of the world’s fastest growing open source databases for approximately $1 billion in total consideration. The acquisition accelerates Sun’s position in enterprise IT to now include the $15 billion database market. Today’s announcement reaffirms Sun’s position as the leading provider of platforms for the Web economy and its role as the largest commercial open source contributor.”

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16 01 2008
Must be the M&A season at Agylen

[…] Archives « Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire MySQL […]

28 01 2008
Nokia to acquire Trolltech at Agylen

[…] like the mad streak of acquisitions of Open Source companies that characterized this month (see here and here) isn’t over yet: ESPOO, Finland and OSLO, Norway, January 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ […]

15 03 2008
Hippo acquires Bluesunrise at Agylen

[…] this it not even in the same league as Springsource acquiring Covalent, Sun buying MySQL, or Nokia getting their greedy, little hands on Trolltech, and I had never heard of Bluesunrise […]

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