Monday, April 20, 2009

Oracle Agrees to Acquire Sun Microsystems - NYTimes.com

More ORCL/JAVA details

A Oracle-Sun deal disrupts the traditional relationships formed between some of the technology industry’s largest players.

Oracle, for example, has long-standing partnerships with Sun’s rivals, including Hewlett-Packard and Dell. These sellers of server computers work to fine tune Oracle’s database and business software for their computers.

I.B.M., which competes against Oracle in the software market, also comes under new threats with the deal.

My $.02:

  • We probably haven’t seen the final chapter in this story yet – it’d make more sense for Oracle to sell off Sun’s hardware business, for example (and HP would be the most logical choice, given the existing HP/Oracle hardware relationship)
  • This is an ominous development for IBM, and it’ll be interesting to see if Oracle truly liberates Java and OpenOffice.org

Oracle Agrees to Acquire Sun Microsystems - NYTimes.com

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