Solid Goes Blue
Databases aren't a space we cover very closely, but I've talked with Solid and MySQL AB before, since they do sell into telecom markets.
IBM is a fan of Linux, of course, and Solid has an open-source angle with its solidDB for MySQL. That product got a shot in the arm early this year with Solid's latest funding. (See Solid Gets $7.8M Boost.) That's probably all coincidence, but it's interesting to see IBM collect more open-source pieces.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading