SAP Acquires Sybase

SAP had announced the acquisition of Sybase on May 12, 2010 for a whopping sum of around $ 5.8 billion. Major reason behind the acquisition was said to be SAP’s interest in extending its in-memory capability especially to the mobile users for providing real time BI. Sybase’s CEP and analytics capability would be leveraged for this initiative.

It was MySQL sometime ago and now it is the turn for Sybase to be acquired. Would there be a future for OS DB vendors? Will there be a place for unbiased and platform independent innovation?

Lots of questions looming large in the horizon. Looking forward to hear your views and thoughts.

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