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

From: joel garry <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 14:16:31 -0700 (PDT)
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On Oct 7, 12:58 pm, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:
> 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.
> --

Would Peoplesoft, SAP, or indeed, Oracle Fusion care?


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