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MySQL in the Firing Line Again as IBM Snaps Up SolidDB

Dec 21, 2007, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"Just when I thought I'd be in for a quiet last day in the office before Christmas... IBM has announced that it is to acquire in-memory database specialist Solid Information Technology in a move that sees it competing directly up against the TimesTen functionality that Oracle acquired in June 2005.

"The aqcuisition also has implications for MySQL given Solid's development of the SolidDB for MySQL engine, an optional replacement for InnoDB (also of course acquired by Oracle)..."

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