"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)..."