Oracle buys Sun

http://www.oracle.com/sun

I really enjoyed this news. It is both my favorite OS (Solaris) and my favorite database (Oracle) committing to a common future. I have been more than sceptical about Oracle Linux and Oracle Database Machine entering the Datacenter world, but now I feel relieved that Oracle is putting value in acquiring serious database platform (oracle/sparc) :)

On the application side, acquiring Java is more than a smart move against Websphere …

7 thoughts on “Oracle buys Sun”

  1. Laurent, I would share your point of view, as customers/users it is indeed a good news. It seems relevent if we are seeing back all the Oracle products evolution these last few years. Unfortunately, that won’t be a good news for everyone, especially for several thousands employees which are now on a layoff list (I’ve been told about 10,000). Well, it is always like that in such circumstances.

  2. Understand. Sun was negotiating with IBM too. And without the Oracle deal, it would have not necessarly been better for Sun employees, but of course I do not know this…

    Also for MySQL fanatics it is not good news. And for .NET, it means serious competitor :)

  3. Life is like a board game.

    Risk (game): ‘The goal of the game is “world domination,” to control all the territories—or “conquer the world”—through the elimination of the other players.’

    Battlestar Galactica: ‘Each of the 10 playable character has their own abilities and weaknesses, and must all work together in order for humanity to have any hope of survival’

    I really prefer the second one.

    Ludovico

  4. and chess, the most impressive is to sacrify your queen to mate your opponent :)

    sure it is about world domination for Oracle and hope of survival for Sun… !

    Thanks for the analogy

  5. Probably because it is an amazing plateform for database and system programming. Perhaps I am too much hooked on the Solaris Packaging. Or simply it is my first love in Unix.

    Same for Oracle of course…

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