Sun will acquire MySQL AB

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz speaking at the 2005 Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, California.

Sun Microsystems, the company behind the UNIX base Solaris Operating System, the Java platform as well as OpenOffice.org, announced its acquisition MySQL AB, the company behind the Open source database application MySQL, for a report AMERICAN DOLLARS $1 billion: 800 million dollars to buy the shares of MySQL and 200 million dollars of options.

Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz In its blog published Wednesday, Sun announced that in addition to this acquisition, Sun would provide global support offerings for the popular database platform. Sun is already providing support for another database platform, PostgreSQL.

MySQL is used by many websites, such as Facebook, LiveJournal, Google, as well as the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and the MediaWiki software that makes it work.

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