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January 16, 2008 9:38 AM

Sun takes MySQL off the market

Posted by Brier Dudley

Sun paid $1 billion for MySQL, the open-source database company and Microsoft challenger (and partner) that was mulling a public offering.

The deal also gives Sun a bigger engineering presence in Seattle, where MySQL used to have its U.S. headquarters and still employs about 30.

Here's Sun chief Jonathan Schwartz's blog announcement, a column I wrote last month that has some background on MySQL and some comments MySQL bosses made about Microsoft.

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