RE: desupport - end of an era
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 08:55:52 -0400
Well, Maybe a good read will help us all understand.
When in doubt, trust in Google.
Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Leader
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Nuno Souto Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 7:58 AM
Subject: Re: desupport - end of an era
David Roberts wrote,on my timestamp of 15/04/2011 8:15 AM:
> In short with the breadth and volatility of Oracles software offering,
> see how they can afford to support minority platforms.
Er..... No one asked them to port the breadth. Just the RDBMS,
Failing that, they basically destroyed the only single argument that one can
sensibly build nowadays to buy their RDBMS...
> So, consolidation is inevitable, and Itanium was the weaker offspring
Not for a product whose mainstream strength has always been the
availability in multiple platforms, thereby not locking anyone into a single
platform. Take that away and there are much better products than their RDBMS.
That's a very definite risk they are taking...
> It's all driven by maths and accountants, go figure!
> They already have!
Hmmmm.... One might contend that before they put maths and accountants
driving seat, it might actually help to put customers there instead? But maybe I'm old fashioned that way?
-- Cheers Nuno Souto in overcast Sydney, Australia dbvision_at_iinet.net.au -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-lReceived on Fri Apr 15 2011 - 07:55:52 CDT