Sun Acquires MySQL

Today Sun Microsystems announced its plans to acquire MySQL AB (external link). I am always a bit iffy when it comes to acquisitions of such large, crucial companies, but I do think that this acquisition is a good one. Sun is a good pioneer of open source technology and will offer adequate resources for MySQL to grow in the future.

Sun's acquisition of MySQL will certainly mark one of the most important acquisitions of this year in the technology world. A large number of websites rely on MySQL for their website's database, as does Lowter. I am not sure if this acquisition is a profitable move for Sun, but I think it is a good move for MySQL overall.