Oracle announced yesterday that it has bought open-source database company Sleepycat, further illustrating Oracle’s inclination to boost its presence in the open source realm. In October of last year, Oracle announced that it had bought Finland-based Innobase, the maker of InnoDB which is utilised in the MySQL database open-source database software.

"Sleepycat’s products enhance Oracle’s market-leading database product family by offering enterprise-class support to customers who need to embed a fast, reliable database at a lower cost," said Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president, Oracle database server technologies.