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    Sun Microsystems is now Oracle.

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    Sun bought MySQL, Oracle buys SUN.

    Should be very interesting.
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    Larry Ellison is making even more money?
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    I hope that this helps Oracle win back the America's Cup for dear old USA.
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    I wish IBM bought Sun, but Oracle isn't bad either.

    This makes an interesting market move for Oracle. A lot of Suns are bought just to run Oracle, and since Sun/Oracle can offer a one stop shop, I can see their S&M department (sales/marketing) being able to tout this advantage and get people's RDBMS backends off of Windows.

    I can see database "appliances" that a company can just buy in bulk, already configured up for use for Oracle with the containers in place, just needing a DBA to add the core database schema and users.

    I also san see Sun selling complete stacks in competition to the common LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack used for Web stuff.

    Oracle scored a big victory today.

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    I called it... years ago, and again last night, discussing it with my out-of-work-sysadmin neighbor.

    As a former Sun employee (ITOps Santa Clara), I'm a little sad, but there is some logic to this one.

    If they cut a new DB appliance, I can see my boss the DBA and all-around Oracle sellout buying at least two of them.
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    I've been using Oracle for over 10-years and applaud this latest development. One-stop shopping is a BIG value in large enterprise systems and Oracle was missing the hardware components. I've always spec'd SUN, HP, IBM iron to run OracleVM with OracleEL/DB on top. But even then, there's always some finger-pointing between the two vendors. This should make deployments much easier and more streamlined.

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    I was surprised to hear that Sun was still in business. They made great computers for a long time, we had lots of them when I worked at NASA, great for science apps.
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    A couple interesting SlashDot posts:

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    Oracle+Sun has the power to seriously harm IBM. IBMs big plus
    was the combination of good hardware + OS + DB + consultants

    Oracle + Sun can now deliver exactly the same.

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    Sun = Poorly run company with great products
    Oracle = Masterfully run company with sh*tty products

    I wonder how that DNA is going to come together...
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    Ah and I owned Sun stocks back when they were only $4.47 ^____^

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    I have one fear though: Platform discrimination. I fear some sales/marketing rep making it where you have to have Sun hardware in order to get some new high-end features of Oracle. However, I'm almost sure this would go unfounded.

    I like Sun hardware. It has been a workhorse for the UNIX world for decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I hope that this helps Oracle win back the America's Cup for dear old USA.
    Keep guy who signs checks on shore and they should do OK.

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