RE: Oracle to acquire Sun

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 13:26:20 -0400
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So, as someone who has to support both AIX and Solaris as part of our software product, if I had to shoot one of them in the head, it would be AIX 7 days a week and twice on Sunday.

Oracle on AIX behaves oddly, with a variety of fun JVM bugs from an automation perspective, plus it doesn't have any of the awesome DTrace/ZFS that comes with Solaris, plus there's no x86 variant of AIX.

As far as the HP partnership, I suspect it will live out its life based on the contractual obligation, and then the hardware will be silently replaced with Sun x86 hardware. I doubt Oracle will drop Exadata so soon, though they might transition it to a range of bundled solutions.

Remember that the Oracle/Sun transaction won't be closed until midyear, and so it will be quite a while before Oracle starts making any serious changes to the product lines.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Stephen Booth Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 1:11 PM
Cc:; Subject: Re: Oracle to acquire Sun

2009/4/20 Guillermo Alan Bort <>:
> wait... didn't Oracle just make an alliance with HP? what about
> does this mean Oracle will go back to sun? does this mean Solaris
won't die?
> I thought IBM was buying sun... that would've been great. They kill
> solaris and veritas, use tivoli and aix. Aix gets beter compatibility
> Oracle, SPARC dies off and P6 takes over.

There's a write up in Management Today: e-74bn-oracle-match

Apparentlyt he IBM deal fell through.


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