Thursday, September 17, 2009

Global CIO: Oracle Dumps HP After Co-Creating 'Most Successful Introduction Ever'

Check the full article for more Oracle Database Machine V1 => V2 details.  Tangential projection: I won’t be surprised to see Teradata acquired sometime over the next few months, perhaps by HP – or Cisco.

Just how hacked off at Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) is Oracle CEO Larry Ellison? He's so furious that he's dumping HP as the hardware partner for what he's called Oracle's "most successful introduction ever" that's triggered the biggest new-product sales pipeline the company's ever seen.

Ellison, after getting hammered relentlessly for months by HP and IBM as they ravaged Sun's customer base and cost Oracle (NSDQ: ORCL) many tens of millions of dollars, has begun swinging back in the past week against both companies but has aimed his most-aggressive punch at HP by dropping it as the hardware supplier for the sophisticated Exadata database machine.

Global CIO: Oracle Dumps HP After Co-Creating 'Most Successful Introduction Ever'

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