Oracle Agrees to Acquire Sun Microsystems

Ashlee Vance, reporting for the NYT:

The Oracle Corporation, the technology information company, announced Monday that it would acquire a rival, Sun Microsystems, for $9.50 a share, or about $7.4 billion. […]

The deal immediately disrupts the traditional relationships formed between some of the technology industry’s largest players and thrusts Oracle into the hardware business. Oracle, for example, has long-standing partnerships with Sun’s rivals, including Hewlett-Packard and Dell.

I wonder if Oracle cares about Sun’s hardware business. And I wonder what this means for MySQL. This makes more sense to me than IBM buying Sun, though.

Monday, 20 April 2009