Re: Speculations on oracle buying sun

From: Shakespeare <>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 11:16:06 +0200
Message-ID: <49f18354$0$187$>

joel garry schreef:
> On Apr 22, 8:39 am, Shakespeare <> wrote:
>> So according to Mr. Charles Phillips, it's all about Java and Sun Solaris!
>> Especially, this quoute surprises me:
>> "The Sun Solaris operating system is the leading platform for the Oracle
>> database".
>> Shakespeare

> That initially hit me too, until I realized there's prolly a whole
> lotta old superdomes and whatever the various volume sellers were that
> are relatively stable, starting to get nibbled off by the competition
> after feeling left behind and experimenting with and rejecting linux.
> Of couse, "leading" can be defined in many ways. Just one Amazon plus
> a few governments can skew all the stats. Oracle itself may have a
> lot of hardware left in use from the glory days of Sun as primary
> development platform (pure speculation, of course, though I am very
> curious).
> jg
> --
> is bogus.

Ah, that's why he said "the Oracle Database" and not "Oracle Databases"...... he meant THEIR OWN DB.....

Shakespeare Received on Fri Apr 24 2009 - 04:16:06 CDT

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