SUN announced today the agreement to acquire MySQL AB, the developer of the world’s most popular open source database, for approximately $1 billion dollar. This agreement put SUN Microsystem in new position with $15 billion database market.
How this agreement will impact MySQL, especially its offerings to OS other than Sun Solaris such as Linux, Windows and FreeBSD? we still don’t know. We just wait and see. The community will be watching very closely, that’s for sure.