Wednesday, June 10, 2009

As serious as a heart attack....

January 16th, 2008 will go down as a HUGE DAY for Sun Microsystems. On that day we firmly answered the question, "is Sun serious about Software?" Serious? We are as SERIOUS AS A HEART ATTACK! We announced on the 16th plans to acquire MySQL

Jonathan answered one of the concerns that some individuals had when he posed and then answered the question below.

Will you change their platform priorities?

Absolutely not.

Why not?

      • Because the L in LAMP stands for Linux, not Looney.
      • Customers prioritize MySQL's platform choices, not Sun.
      • As with Glassfish, their number one download platform is still Windows and we're very committed to those developers, as well.

Sun has had a number of impressive acquisitions over the years, as well as some that did not work out quite as well as we had planned, and I believe that this will go down as a landmark acquisition for Sun Microsystems. I could not think of a smarter use of 1$ BILLION than to acquire MySQL.