Other thoughts on Oracle
Posted Aug 27, 2010 23:22 UTC (Fri) by pboddie
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I may not have kept up on the news very well, but I do remember very well a news article after the acquisition was approved stating that the primary asset at Sun they wanted was Sparc so they could compete more effectively against IBM's full stack of software and hardware.
I don't doubt that Oracle wouldn't mind as tall a stack as they can deliver, but how desirable Sun's hardware was in such a stack for the likes of Oracle to actually pay for and own is open to question. Certainly, various reports in places like The Register claimed that no-one wanted to buy the hardware divisions of Sun in an acquisition, that Oracle already had a partnership with HP, and that Fujitsu was tipped to pick up the remainder of Sun after the software divisions had been retained by the highest bidder.
But really, all us outsiders have is the analysis, not the actual inside information about any particular company's strategy.
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