It’ll be interesting to see if/how IBM responds to this challenge
"We look forward to competing with IBM...We think the combination of Sun and Oracle will be well equipped to go up against the giant."
Ellison threw down a gauntlet, challenging any company to run database applications on a Sun-Oracle system.
If the Sun gear doesn't perform at least twice as fast, Oracle will pay the company 10 million dollars, Ellison said.
"By the way, IBM, you are welcome to enter," Ellison said in a swipe at the competitor.