Re: The end is near: Coca Cola switches to UDB
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 13:47:24 -0700 (PDT)
On Oct 9, 12:29 pm, John Hurley <johnbhur..._at_sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On Oct 9, 11:27 am, Mladen Gogala <n..._at_email.here.invalid> wrote:
> > > When you are on top of the heap you have more ability to make the
> > > customer pay the price that the seller wants. I don't see that changing
> > > away from Oracle any time soon.
> > Have you heard of a guy named Ken Olsen?
> Not really.
> I was in the IBM mainframe world for a long time ... by the time I
> transitioned over to Oracle Sun and HP were what everyone was pretty
> much running oracle workloads on. Just a few people hanging in on DEC
> systems in this area.
> I don't think DEC was ever a major player in the computer field the
> way that you appear to think they were.
Whaaaaaa? "At its peak in the late 1980s, Digital was the secondlargest computer company in the world, with over 100,000 employees." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Equipment_Corporation
And you should thank your lucky stars a little company called RSI decided these mini-computers were a good thing to put their product on, for the CIA.
-- _at_home.com is bogus. There's some history I wouldn't mind repeating: http://www.oracle.com/oramag/profit/07-may/p27anniv_timeline.pdfReceived on Fri Oct 09 2009 - 15:47:24 CDT