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Sun acquiring MySQL for $1bnMatthew Aslett, January 16, 2008 @ 8:29 am ET
It says here. Yes, the same Sun that’s spent the last two years building a PostgreSQL support business. Funnily enough, Jonathan Schwartz doesn’t mention PostgreSQL in his announcement blog post. One thing he does mention is that the company plans to introduce new support options for MySQL.
“I’ve asked our team to negotiate an arms’ length commercial transaction, prior to closing, that allows us to provide Global Enterprise Support for MySQL – so that traditional enterprises looking for the same mission critical support they’ve come to expect with proprietary databases can have that peace of mind with MySQL, as well. This gives traditional enterprises a world of new choices and competition.”
I’m not convinced that customers would trust Sun to provide support for the MySQL products if they don’t trust the people that wrote it, but I stand to be corrected. More on this once we’ve digested it.
Update 2 – Sun says it will support both MySQL and PostgreSQL (see below)
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