"With Sun it tow, Oracle will now finally have its own
operating system with Solaris, instead of just its Oracle
Enterprise Linux (which is based on Red Hat).Perhaps more
importantly, with one swift stroke Oracle has effectively cornered
even more of the database market than it already owned.
"With MySQL, Oracle will have one of the leading open source
databases, and a vendor that has been a bit of a competitor to
Oracle over the last several years. It's a win-win for Oracle.
They'll be able to continue to push their proprietary Oracle
database offering, while chewing away at the open source and Web
2.0 sides of the market they didn't already hold"