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The Sciences

Not bad for a "toy" database....

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanJanuary 17, 2008 3:28 PM

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Sun to Buy Swedish Software Firm for $1 Billion:

Sun Microsystems, the large American seller of open-source software, said Wednesday that it would spend $1 billion to buy MySQL, a Swedish company that is the world leader in open-source database software used by Internet powers like Google, Yahoo, MySpace and YouTube.

I remember the sneering jibes about MySQL on /. back in 2000. Good for them. If you are doing mission critical work DBAs that recommend MySQL should get fired. Not ready for primetime. But in a world of blue-screens and Microsoft there's a lot of space out there for "good enough." In fact, chances are this website has a MySQL back end.

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