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2009-10-20 03:40:00

BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Oracle Corporation [ORCL] meets an increasingly vocal resistance to its US$7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems [JAVA] because of Sun's open source database MySQL, originally the product of a Swedish startup company. The European Commission and competition authorities in several other jurisdictions are investigating the implications of the transaction. MySQL creator Michael 'Monty' Widenius demanded yesterday, in a press release...

2009-10-19 11:22:00

TUUSULA, Finland, October 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael 'Monty' Widenius, the creator of open source database MySQL and founder of the namesake company later acquired by Sun, today suggested Oracle should resolve antitrust concerns over its US$7.4 billion acquisition of Sun by committing to sell MySQL to a suitable third party. The proposed takeover has not yet been consummated because it is being investigated in depth by the European Commission as well as competition authorities in several...

2009-07-22 06:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaspersoft, provider of the world's most widely used business intelligence (BI) software, today announced the availability of Jaspersoft Community Edition v3.5, with features and updates aimed at helping its community progress their priority BI projects. Jaspersoft today also joins 50 industry leaders as one of the founding members of Open Source for America, an organization that will serve as a unified voice for the promotion of open source...

2009-02-12 06:50:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Percona (http://www.percona.com), a leading provider of consulting and support for large, high-performance Internet applications built from open-source software, has announced their Percona Performance Conference 2009 (http://conferences.percona.com/). The conference theme is "Performance is Everything." This free event presents experts on all aspects of the full software stack, including open-source databases (especially MySQL and InnoDB),...

2008-12-09 07:15:00

Tom Basil, MySQL Employee #11, Leads Support Team PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Percona, Inc., provider of pay-as-you-go consulting and support for MySQL databases, announced today the appointment of Tom Basil as Chief Operating Officer of the company. Previously, Basil was Director of Support for MySQL AB for nearly eight years, serving from the inception of MySQL AB's support team until after its $1 billion acquisition by Sun Microsystems. Basil's team became home for many...


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