Oracle buys Finnish developer

Larry's list still getting shorter...

Database giant Oracle has made another acquisition - picking up a small Finnish open source developer.

Oracle has bought InnoBase for an undislosed amount. The Finnish firm develops InnoDB which is distributed as part of MySQL.Oracle said it wants to continue developing the product and "expand our committment to open source software".

The statement also notes that InnoDB's agreement with MySQL is up for renewal next year - Oracle hopes to extend that contract.

Oracle has been snapping up firms all year. Apart from the big buys of PeopleSoft and Siebel the firm has picked up security, retail and business process firms this year.

Read the whole press release from Oracle here.

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