More on IBM/Solid. This is a subtly significant deal, in part because Solid's solidDB for MySQL product helped to fill a MySQL gap (the lack of a high-performance, row-level-locking, transaction-based MySQL storage subsystem) after Oracle acquired Innobase in October, 2005. I'm surprised MySQL AB didn't acquire Solid; apparently many MySQL enterprise customers will now be dependent on IBM and/or Oracle.
International Business Machines (IBM.N) Corp said on Friday it has agreed to buy in-memory database software provider Solid Information Technology from private owners for an undisclosed sum.
Solid's largest owners were private equity firms Apax Partners (APAX.UL) and CapMan (CPMBV.HE).
Solid is expected to have 2007 sales of around $14.4 million, Vesa Wallden, a member of Solid board told Reuters.