Oracle Buys Sleepycat

By Deane Barker on February 14, 2006

Oracle snags open-source database company: Berkeley DB was the first data storage system behind Movable Type. Still gets used a lot for it.

The purchase of Sleepycat, which has been rumored for weeks, gives Oracle another open-source product to accompany its proprietary database offerings. At an investor conference last week, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison reiterated the company’s strategy to generate revenue from a combination of open-source and proprietary software.