Oracle and Sun to Produce Hardware and Software Jointly for Data CenterBy Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Oracle chief Larry Ellison remarked after making all of the formalities to buy Sun Microsystem that the combined company is going to produce everything from semiconductors and operating systems to computer servers, databases and accounting software for the use of Data Centers. Oracle is going to invest heavily for 4 generations of SUN’s ultraSPARC server and storage software because they will use it as the foundation stone to build the integrated technology. As per another report from BNET industries, the company further wants to grow SUN’s T and M series server lines along with Solaris operating system.
The Oracle’s acquisition of Sun was viable only after Oracle addressed the issue of its dominance in the database market to its competitors because of its acquisition of SUN’s mySql. European Union recently cleared the buyout deal after five month review about anti-trust concern. The former Sun executive John Fowler and Oracle’s president commented that using servers and storage devices that they acquired from SUN, Oracle wants to build tightly integrated and highly optimized solutions in order to improve the performance of their business applications.
Ellison promised that the new deal is going to make major talking point for technology industry. It also enables the the world’s No. 3 software maker to get into the hardware business.
Tags: Acquisition, Data Center, Database, MySQL, Oracle, Server, Solaris, Sparc, Sun