Re: The end is near: Coca Cola switches to UDB

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 19:58:59 +0000 (UTC)
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On Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:16:27 -0700, joel garry wrote:

> If Oracle follows in the footsteps of DEC, Larry Ellison would buy up
> the remaining customers and all the intellectual property of the
> flagship database product for pennies on the dollar. His net worth
> would putatively drop from $25B to $2B, creating huge paper losses and
> carryforward tax losses, so he could get back up to a substantial
> percentage of $23B tax free. Numbers extracted from my butt, but
> hopefully the concept is clear. It only wouldn't work if he did it on
> purpose.

The problem is, that would signal the death of Oracle RDBMS. I wouldn't like that to happen. VMS, my favorite OS of all times, has vanished because of arrogant marketing policies. DEC was number 2 in the computing world and it crumbled in a matter of months.

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