Oracle: SELECT * FROM Sun
Posted Apr 21, 2009 10:17 UTC (Tue) by hppnq
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Apple learned it with PowerPC, Intel/HP learned it with Itanium, and Sun has learned it multiple times over. We'll see if Larrabee and Cell can buck this trend but they're looking pretty weak so far.
Never leave Big Blue out of the analysis. ;-)
Oracle is not selling a general purpose system, and my guess is that they will not miss this opportunity to shape an OS to the needs of its flagship product. They must be dreaming of selling and servicing the datacenter-in-a-box, and obviously, IBM is the big competitor here. But I don't think Oracle care as much about the box as IBM does: they will not even try to beat IBM with better and faster processors. If they keep Sun's hardware division, it will be for integration purposes, not differentiation.
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