January 16, 2008 at 9:38 AM
Sun takes MySQL off the market
Sun paid $1 billion for MySQL, the open-source database company and Microsoft challenger (and partner) that was mulling a public offering.
The deal also gives Sun a bigger engineering presence in Seattle, where MySQL used to have its U.S. headquarters and still employs about 30.
Here’s Sun chief Jonathan Schwartz’s blog announcement, a column I wrote last month that has some background on MySQL and some comments MySQL bosses made about Microsoft.
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