Berkeley DB Java Edition Group Welcomes Sun
By Charles Lamb on Feb 01, 2010
Finally(!) we can talk about the Sun acquisition. From the point of view of the Berkeley DB Java Edition group, this is really good news. For the past several years we've had a good relationship with many groups at Sun, but there was always the little issue of being in two different companies standing between us. The acquisition means that we can now work closer with those groups as well as new groups without worry about disclosing intellectual property on either side of the table. The level of collaboration between us should improve significantly.
This may seem like bad news for the non-Sun (Oracle) BDB JE users, but it's anything but bad. By enabling us to work more closely with our Sun colleagues -- colleagues who are pushing the JE envelope every day -- we will be able to make JE faster, better, stronger.
We're looking forward to moving forward. Welcome Sun!