Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oracle Hardware Sales Continue Decline, New SPARC Servers In The Wings

Increasing focus at Oracle; also see Oracle Posts Solid Gains in a Sector in Turmoil (NYT)

Those high-margin products include Oracle's Exadata and Exalogic servers and high-end SPARC servers. "We had growth in the core SPARC product line," said Co-President Mark Hurd on the earnings call. He noted that hardware gross margins in the quarter increased to 54 percent from 48 percent in last year's first quarter, a number he said Oracle focuses on more than changes in hardware sales.

"I don't care if our commodity x86 [server] business goes to zero," Ellison said. "We don't make any money selling those things. Sun sold that stuff and we are phasing out that business."

Oracle Hardware Sales Continue Decline, New SPARC Servers In The Wings

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