IBM will acquire Solid Information Technology, the makers of embedded databases. The deal is expected to add value to IBM’s line of data access technologies.
The IBM acquisition may be seen as a setback for MySQL, since it marks the loss of independence of another company that makes a high-performance transaction engine for MySQL’s database.
MySQL, the open-source DB which deploys a transaction engine based on Solid’s database will probably now have to look out for other alternatives.
IBM acquires developer of high-speed databases (InformationWeek)
IBM To Buy Solid Info Technology: Terms Undisclosed (CNN Money)
IBM buys again with in-memory DBMS grab (Inquirer)