MySQL Execs Leave Sun

By Deane Barker on March 24, 2009

MySQL Leaders Bail Out of Sun Microsystems: Apparently the mySQL acquisition hasn’t gone well for Sun. Most of the executive team from MySQL has bailed.

[…] the loss of the core MySQL team bodes ill for Sun, which pushes the open source database as an alternative to similar products from Oracle, Microsoft and others. Much of Sun’s future hinges on its ability to turn the open-source MySQL and its open-source Solaris operating system into must-have business software that then drives interest in Sun’s hardware products.