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Old 21st April 2009, 00:13   #16
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Good Lord, it looks like Oracle has swallowed every big company within 30 kms radius of its HQ in Redwood Shores---Siebel, PeopleSoft, etc etc---the list goes on.
BEA, Primavera, Hyperion etc etc.

If they are cutting into your pie, buy them.
If they have something you don't have, buy em.
If they have something better than you, buy em.
If they have something worse than you, buy em.

Oracle has been saving up enough for this to pick up Sun for Cash.

Oracle can now sell a more complete package.

Most Oracle apps run on Java > Now that they have Java in their kitty its only going to make the beast that is Oracle stronger.

Sun Microsystems the write up and the banner on that page will make most Sun and Oracle employee proud.
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Old 21st April 2009, 00:22   #17
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You left out NC.
Well, yeah... I missed out on dtrace too.
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last I read Oracle got plans to take over redhat as well?

Novell is making profit only from their Linux Services as what I read at slashdot some time back.
I meant Oracle, don't know how Novell made it into that post
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there are a lot of mysql forks already. problem is , which one to pick
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Unhappy A tribute to Sun Microsystem

A Tribute to Sun Microsystems

I am sure many like me started with MSFT world in mid/late 90s, but, built their career on Sun's and IBM's products. Kind of feeling sad that a company with such a glorious past will soon be a history. This only teaches us that any success is ephemeral.

Unlike Informix, Lotus, Veritas, BEAs and Compaqs of the world, hope, Oracle continues to keep alive the Sun brand and its profound legacy.

-BJ

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Oracle obviously bought Sun for Java. Imagine if they start charging for it, it can totally turn the IT world upside down.
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Oracle obviously bought Sun for Java.
Hardware is the other part.

In anticipation on completion of this merger, Oracle has EOL'de Exadata. Exadata was built by HP + Oracle.

Oracle will move Exadata to Sun platform. Basically Xeon/Opteron chip on Sun chassis for blades.

That will increase blade density for Exadata.

Now Oracle can compete with DB2 in terms of (almost)complete platform. Earlier it had to depend on HP for hardware.

EDIT: marketing blurb from Oracle Sun Oracle Database Machine

Now only missing piece is storage. IBM has storage array solutions that Oracle don't.

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Then we need to wait a bit for Larry to buy EMC!

I guess they are trying to narrow down the difference with IBM, as M$ is not really a competition any more in the enterprise server space. DB2 won't go away in a hurry. As someone said before, it is all about cores and licenses and annuity business.
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Not EMC exactly - More specifically, I am sure he is quite interested in VM Ware

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