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Oracle Buys Sun

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by MNDEE, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. MNDEE

    MNDEE JF-Expert Member

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    The wheel is still rolling, what does this mean to IT community? Here is the answer from Oracle themselves....

    “The acquisition of Sun transforms the IT industry, combining best-in-class enterprise software and mission-critical computing systems,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. “Oracle will be the only company that can engineer an integrated system – applications to disk – where all the pieces fit and work together so customers do not have to do it themselves. Our customers benefit as their systems integration costs go down while system performance, reliability and security go up.

    There are substantial long-term strategic customer advantages to Oracle owning two key Sun software assets: Java and Solaris. Java is one of the computer industry’s best-known brands and most widely deployed technologies, and it is the most important software Oracle has ever acquired. Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle’s fastest growing business, is built on top of Sun’s Java language and software. Oracle can now ensure continued innovation and investment in Java technology for the benefit of customers and the Java community.

    The Sun Solaris operating system is the leading platform for the Oracle database, Oracle’s largest business, and has been for a long time. With the acquisition of Sun, Oracle can optimize the Oracle database for some of the unique, high-end features of Solaris. Oracle is as committed as ever to Linux and other open platforms and will continue to support and enhance our strong industry partnerships"
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    Ramthods JF-Expert Member

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    Microsoft then has a big job to do!
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    Kimweri JF-Expert Member

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    if proper dynamics are to be factored in only IBM stands to worry from this acquisition.MICROSFT is way out of the league is way more superior to fear oracle at this point,Googe may be,in like 15 years.
  4. MNDEE

    MNDEE JF-Expert Member

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    Even though Oracle has more security flaws when it comes to RDBMS compared to Microsoft SQL servers still Oracle is leading in the marketplace (multiplatform capability?). This acquisition is Oracle’s momentum and strategy to own as many customer touch points as they can… yap chipping at Microsoft.
  5. emanuel.feruzi

    emanuel.feruzi Senior Member

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    Our worry is not MS products, remember that SUN bought MySQL and now Oracle own SUN. What will happen to MySQL? What we know us that other forks of MySQL had been coming up, MariaDB is one that I have looked at.