Apple has reportedly acquired FoundationDB, a company known for making
database software capable of quickly handling large numbers of transactions.
The report comes from _TechCrunch_ which says that the acquisition is likely
aimed at improving the infrastructure behind Apple's various digital
> It seems likely that this was an acquisition designed to bolster Apple's
server-side technologies for the App Store, iTunes Connect or iTunes in the
Cloud. With millions of apps now in the store and billions being served to
users, there is undoubtedly room for improvement in those systems.
As of now, the acquisition hasn't been confirmed by either company, but
_TechCrunch_ notes that FoundationDB is no longer offering downloads of its
software, with the following message displayed on its community website:
> Thank you for your support of FoundationDB over the last five years. We're
grateful to have shared our vision of building the best database software and
we strongly value your participation in this community. We have made the
decision to evolve our company mission and, as of today, we will no longer
offer downloads. If you have any technical questions, please email
Of course, nothing is official until we hear something from ...