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Sun targets open source LAMP stack with MySQL acquisition

Sun targets open source LAMP stack with MySQL acquisition

Sun has sent shockwaves through the open-source software community today by acquiring open-source database company MySQL AB. The MySQL database is regarded as one of the core components of open source server infrastructure, the so-called Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) stack. This acquisition will pit Sun against proprietary database vendors like Oracle and also open-source middleware vendors like Red Hat. More significantly, this appears to be part...

Sun to fork out $1 billion for open-source firm MySQL

Sun to fork out $1 billion for open-source firm MySQL

Sun Microsystems will plunk down $1 billion to buy MySQL, the maker of a popular open-source database. Sun said Wednesday that it will pay about $800 million in cash for MySQL’s privately held stock and will assume about $200 million worth of options. MySQL CEO Marten Mickos will join Sun’s senior executive team after the transaction closes. The acquisition is a bold move for...