larry_ellison_oracle_ceoOracle CEO Larry Ellison is pretty darn confident the European Union will soon approve Oracle's takeover of Sun Microsystems. Still skeptical? Tune in for a big Oracle-Sun webcast set for January 27. Here are the details

Word leaked earlier today that the European Union was expected to approve the Oracle-Sun combo sometime this week. Then, Oracle sent The VAR Guy a note announcing a live webcast with Ellison -- set for January 27.

According to the invite:
Learn about the strategy for the combined companies post close, product roadmaps, and how our customers, will benefit from having all components—hardware, operating system, database, middleware, and applications—engineered to work together.
Hmmm.... Hey Larry: Can you toss in a few channel partner themes for The VAR Guy and his readers?

No doubt, Oracle has been promoting the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized program in recent months. Now, it's time to connect the dots between OPN Specialized, Sun and MySQL. Oh, and The VAR Guy would like to know if Oracle Unbreakable Linux support will extend to include MySQL.

The VAR Guy will be listening...