Oracle snaps up Sun Microsystems
Sun Microsystems Ã¢â‚¬â€œ current owner of the popular open-source MySQL database engine Ã¢â‚¬â€œ is getting gobbled up by database specialist Oracle.
In a move which is unlikely to get the approval of Monty Widenius, Oracle is getting its sweaty hands on Sun’s Java, MySQL, and Solaris operating system technologies in exchange for a whopping $7.4 billion (Ã‚Â£4.78 billion).
As reported over on TechRadar yesterday, Oracle is looking to boost its Fusion Middleware offering Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the company’s fastest growing business division Ã¢â‚¬â€œ with the acquisition of Sun Microsystems. In a statement, Oracle said that the deal offered Ã¢â‚¬Å“substantial long-term strategic advantagesÃ¢â‚¬Â while describing Java as Ã¢â‚¬Å“the most important software Oracle has ever acquired.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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