MySQL buys web applications company

By Derek Sooman on
Company MySQL, who is behind one of the most successful open-source database solutions on the planet, have acquired Netfrastructure, a company that makes tools and server software for building web-based applications. Jim Starkey, Netrastructure's founder and president, shall become a senior software architect at MySQL.

Starkey's move to MySQL led to speculation that the company plans to move its database to the Firebird architecture as a defensive move against Oracle's open-source acquisitions. Innobase and Sleepycat made two of the popular database transaction engines used with MySQL's database.

Kaj Arn", MySQL's vice president for community relations, said there is no truth in that.

"We're definitely not planning on somehow transitioning our architecture. ... There's no truth to any re-engineering rumor," said Arn".

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