Published at LXer:
MySQL will announce next week that is has acquired Web application technology firm Netfrastructure. Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Netfrastructure's founder Jim Starkey will serve as MySQL's senior software architect, though exact details of what his position entails have not yet been disclosed. Starkey is considered a relational database pioneer. He has played a pivotal role in the Firebird-embedded database project and may serve to hedge MySQL against incursion from proprietary database goliath Oracle.