Perhaps Sun Microsystems' valuation of MySQL wasn't too far off. Sun acquired the open-source database leader in January 2008 for a whopping $1 billion, a sum that many rational people thought was way too high.
Perhaps they were wrong; $1 billion is beginning to look like a bargain.
Sun's quarterly earnings report for MySQL suggests that the company brought in $81 million in billings for the second quarter of 2009, a 55 percent jump over the $52 million in sales it did during the first quarter.
That is phenomenal growth, and it puts MySQL on a fast track … Read more