Around noon eastern on Jan. 27, Ellison and his lieutenants will host a webcast describing Oracle's vision for the Oracle-Sun combo. During the event, Oracle says Ellison and others will describe how Oracle will...
- Offer a broad range of products including servers, storage, networking, and software
- Integrate all the components–hardware, operating system, database, middleware, and applications–for unmatched performance, reliability, and security
- Simplify IT management and reduce system deployment and integration costs
- Continue to drive innovation in SPARC, Solaris, the Java platform, and many other technologies
Java, Not MySQL, Is the StoryStill, the bigger area of competitive interest may involve Sun's Java. Just last week, Ingres CEO Roger Burkhardt said potential issues around Java -- rather than MySQL -- are more strategic to the industry.
And today, Red Hat Middleware VP Craig Muzilla said Red Hat has...
"...high hopes that Oracle will not only serve as a faithful steward of this important technology, but will also be a positive force in driving the future of Java in collaboration with the members of the JCP [the Java Community Process]."Apparently, Ellison got the message. When Oracle first announced plans to buy Sun, Ellison said Java was "the single most important software asset we have ever acquired."
The VAR Guy agrees.