February 26, 2008 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. completed the acquisition of MySQL AB, developer of open source databases, for approximately $1 billion in total consideration.
Sun also unveiled MySQL's complete portfolio of products and enterprise services.
"Since announcing our Sun-MySQL relationship, we've received an overwhelming response and embrace from customers and community members excited to see MySQL's tremendous innovation and community backed by Sun's financial muscle and global partners," said Jonathan Schwartz, president and chief executive officer, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Sun's new MySQL database deployment with the Solaris OS, OpenSolaris project and complementary systems from Sun delivers powerful end-to-end platforms for customers.
MySQL continues its commitments to its strategic partnerships with popular platform vendors such as Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat and Zend. The acquisition cements Sun's entrance into the database market.
More than 100 million copies of MySQL's high-performance, open source database software have been downloaded and distributed in its history. Since the announcement of Sun's intent to acquire MySQL, daily downloads have increased from 50,000 to more than 60,000 per day.
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