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Posted Jan 16, 2008

Sun to Nab MySQL For $1 Billion

By Staff


In a surprise move, Sun Microsystems today said it's acquiring privately held open source database vendor MySQL AB for approximately $1 billion.

The move is a bold one for Sun, which analysts note has been under pressure to make money from its Solaris enterprise software since it began offering it as open source. MySQL is arguably the most widely deployed open source database in existence, with over 100 million installations and about 50,000 new copies downloaded daily.

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