Oracle to buy Sun, Ehh MySQL, Ehh Glashfish…

Wow, I am completely stunned, overwhelmed…

…what will this mean, for example, for glashfish, InnoDB and MySQL…to name some combinations…?

An “internal Sun announcement” also has been placed on Slashdot from Jonathan I. Schwartz (CEO Sun) to allsun[at]…interesting…

From this internal email:

But it’s important to note it’s not the acquisition that’s changing the world – it’s the people that fuel both companies. Having spent a considerable amount of time talking to Oracle, let me assure you they are single minded in their focus on the one asset that doesn’t appear in our financial statements: our people. That’s their highest priority – creating an inviting and compelling environment in which our brightest minds can continue to invent and deliver the future.

…and while thinking about the merger and the products involved, what about ZFS…?


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  1. Andy
    April 21

    I think better than IBM because they are no more duplicate products. If IBM acquire Sun, hardware line, solaris was devoured

  2. April 21

    Just to name some “duplicates”…

    Enterprise Service Bus:
    – Oracle Enterprise Service Bus
    – BEA Enterprise Service Bus
    – Sun Enterprise Service Bus

    Application Server:
    – Oracle Application Server
    – Bea WebLogic
    – Glashfish Enterprise Server

    Development Stack
    – JDeveloper, SOA Suite
    – J2EE, NetBeans, etc
    – BEA AquaLogic

    – Berkeley DB (XML DB)
    – Oracle
    – TimesTen
    – Sun Java DB
    – MySQL
    – Coherence (in memory/grid data stack)

    Do I have to continue…?

    Some of them will parish…

  3. joel garry
    April 21

    What they say:
    “’s the people that fuel both companies..”

    What they mean:
    “…fuel is expensive, we have 30K units, cut it by 10K units…”

    Sadly, I’m not kidding, those are the figures analysts are already expectorating.

    As far as the duplicates perishing, that can take a long time. Rather than actually being killed, they will be gutted for any intellectual property (which is a good thing, think of the tech that came from Rdb), and declared stable. Such a product is pure profit (in a narrow economic definition, as well as what people normally think of as profit), as well as allowing an accounting loss to be shown. (This can be seen in the publicly available 10-K forms, for example, see the setaside amounts of like a $billion for peoplesoft and so forth, for future lifetime “support”).

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