Buying the pot as a way of winning the database wars?

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The news are just out, Oracle is buying Sun.

This is especially interesting since Oracle has previously bought InnoDB (a key component for MySQL in the enterprise) and Sun has bought MySQL. This means that, off the top of my head, Oracle is now the owner of the following database products:

  • Oracle DB
  • BerkleyDB
  • MySQL & InnoDB

I am pretty sure that they have others, but even so, that is quite a respectable list, I should think.

Of course, with Sun, Oracle is also getting Java…