Sun Microsystems to acquire MySQL

Sun announced today that they will acquire MySQL AB for approx $1 billion.

I think this will do great things for MySQL.  It seems that MySQL outsiders have often considered it a “toy” database.  I couldn’t disagree more.  I know of one huge site that uses MySQL extensively, you might have heard of them, its name is Yahoo.

This might help those outsiders to see MySQL as a viable database option.