Dennis Laumen We who cut mere stones must always be envisioning cathedrals

Sun acquired MySQL AB

Yesterday Sun surprised probably everyone by announcing that they acquired MySQL AB for a huge amount a cash. I really didn't see this one coming. Especially since Sun was backing MySQL's less popular but more advanced brother, PostgreSQL. I guess the dolphins beat the elephants this time.

I can't say I really understand the strategy behind this acquisition. Every article I read so far claims Sun bought MySQL in order to attack the very popular LAMP stack. I don't see Sun replacing Linux with Solaris and PHP with Java any day soon.