Sun Launches Software as a Service Blitz

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| Sun made a major software as a service (SaaS) announcement today involving
| the Solaris operating system. But I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop.
| There’s a high probability, I believe, that Sun will rapidly expand its SaaS
| efforts to include the MySQL database (near term) and potentially Ubuntu
| Linux (long term).

Turns out that MySQL's move had nothing to do with Sun...

Mercury News interview: Fitting MySQL into Sun's orbit

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| Others said that's not unusual. Mickos posted responses on several blogs,
| saying the move predates Sun's acquisition and is part of an effort to build
| revenue while keeping the core product open-source. He also said there's no
| decision on how the add-ons may ultimately be licensed.

Closing MySQL: Marten Mickos Responds

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| Whatever you think of Mickos's reasoning behind the move, explained below,
| the company deserves full marks for responding so quickly to a situation that
| it admits was caused by its own slightly maladroit handling of an
| announcement, which in retrospect was bound to be controversial.

MySQL VP outlines future roadmap, database trends

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| MySQL gets used in a lot of hosted environments. It's used by Amazon,
| Rackspace and many on-demand Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
| There's more use of databases, and increasingly databases will be like
| Facebook: Web-based, running 24/7, and hosted instead of running on premises.



Move from Solaris to RHEL boosts performance for the Chicago Mercantile

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| At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the traders betting on future commodity
| price fluctuations aren't the only ones who know what it means to take a
| risk. Five years ago, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), now part of the CME
| Group, placed a hefty bet: that it could trust Linux with the heart of its
| business, executing billions of contracts a year and processing them faster
| than previously.



Sun Microsystems' Next Linux Move

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| Rather, Sun is preparing to certify more of its servers for Canonical's
| Ubuntu Linux. The effort includes Sun's latest small and midsize business
| servers. In an interview with Reuters on April 2, Canonical CEO Mark
| Shuttleworth reinforced the growing relations between Sun and Ubuntu. *

Sun deploys Linux high performance cluster at Kuwait Oil Company

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| Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has deployed a Linux-based High Performance Cluster
| from Sun Microsystems to run its reservoir simulation software, increase its
| processing power, and enable the company to take critical business decisions
| faster than ever before. *

Sun's X64-Based Streaming Server Runs on Linux

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| The Linux used in the system is one that Kealia created for itself
| based on an undisclosed commercial distribution with some real-time
| hooks in it to boost the responsiveness of the system. Over the long
| haul, you can bet that Sun will port the Streaming System software
| to Solaris.