Then at the end of the day we get the news: Oracle acquires Sleepycat, maintainer of BDB, as part of its continuing rollup of open source (InnoDB, Sleepycat) and small private (Times Ten) database providers. I'm no fan of Sleepycat, and I admire Oracle DB; but this is giving me the creeps.
I'm pleased to announce today that Sleepycat Software has been acquired by Oracle.
By joining the leading database company in the world, I expect that we will be able to serve our customers and the open source community better. With the additional expertise, resources and reach of Oracle, we'll be able to accelerate innovation, offer you greater choice, and provide more complete solutions. For Oracle, we fill a gap in the product portfolio for high performance embedded/edge databases, an area which we believe is a significant and growing opportunity....We look forward to working with you as part of Oracle!
Vice President, Oracle
Former President and CEO
Nice job change, Mike.