Thursday, January 17, 2008
SUN ANUNCIA QUE IRÁ ADQUIRIR A MySQL
Ontem, o Bruno, SouJava, estava reunido comigo para tratar da participação de sua comunidade no Campus Party. Ele abriu um e-mail e, repentinamente, falou: a Sun vai comprar a MySQL. Fiquei surpreso, mas a confirmação está saindo em vários sites e blogs.
MySQL é o banco de dados usado pelo Google e por diversas empresas. Veja a matéria abaixo:
Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire MySQL, Developer of the World's Most Popular Open Source Database
Sun Growth Strategy Accelerates With New Position in $15 Billion Database Market
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.
With millions of global deployments including Facebook, Google, Nokia, Baidu and China Mobile, MySQL will bring synergies to Sun that will change the landscape of the software industry by driving new adoption of MySQL's open source database in more traditional applications and enterprises. The integration with Sun will greatly extend the commercial appeal of MySQL's offerings and improve its value proposition with the addition of Sun's global services organization. MySQL will also gain new distribution through Sun's channels including its OEM relationships with Intel, IBM and Dell.