FLASHBACK SLIDESHOW: Hottest tech M&A deals of 2008

Our running list of buyouts and mergers in IT for the year.

Sun and MySQL -- BUYER: Sun ACQUISITION: MySQL, Swedish open source database vendor WHEN: January PRICE: US$1 billion WHY: Give Sun a strong presence in the US$15 billion database market, further its support for open source and software-as-a-service.

21 of 31

Comments on this image

There are currently no comments for this image.

Post new comment

Users posting comments agree to the Computerworld comments policy.

Login or register to link comments to your user profile, or you may also post a comment without being logged in.