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Two big mergers today: SUN acquires MySQL, ORACLE acquires BEA

16. january 2008

Sun Microsystems Inc., best known for technologies such as JAVA and its high end server and storage systems, today acquired MySQL AB for $1 billion. MySQL AB is the creator of the popular MySQL database server (apparently more than 10 million installations) which forms the LAMP platform along with the Linux operating system, the Apache webserver and the PHP (and also Perl) language.

The Oracle Corporation (more than 50,000 employees worldwide), best known for its database management systems (DBMS) and enterprise software platforms, today acquired BEA Systems for $8.5 billion. BEA is known for its Tuxedo, WebLogic, and AquaLogic products.