[Beowulf] Oracle buys Sun

Tiago Marques a28427 at ua.pt
Mon Apr 20 09:51:23 EDT 2009


On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Robert G. Brown <rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, 20 Apr 2009, Chris Dagdigian wrote:
>
>
>> It's official:
>> http://www.sun.com/third-party/global/oracle/index.jsp
>>
>> -Chris
>>
>
> Guess that means Oracle is no longer looking at Red Hat...;-)
>
> Maybe IBM will turn around and buy Red Hat.  Which would actually be a
> brilliant move on their part, I think.  I even think IBM corporate
> culture has come far enough that they MIGHT be able to cope with being a
> premier non-proprietary resource provider for the OS community.
>
> It looks like the price per share isn't substantially different from
> what IBM was offering, but either way, this is a much better fit.  IBM
> and Sun have been natural competitors for years; Oracle and Sun have
> been natural partners.

Except when it comes to RDBMS.
Tiago


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