Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Oct 2011 15:36 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Oracle and SUN "Oracle has pulled the rug out from under Intel's Itanium processor by yanking support of its database, middleware, and application software on future Poulson and Kittson Itaniums. It looks as though Larry Ellison wants to take on IBM in microprocessors for data center systems, man to man, head to head. 'I remember when we first bought Sun, a lot of people said we were going to get out of the hardware business," Oracle's co-founder and CEO said opening up his keynote at the OpenWorld customer and partner and conference on Sunday night, when he also announced the new Exalytics in-memory BI appliance. 'I guess we didn't get that memo,' Ellison quipped, pointing out that Apple is doing a 'pretty good job' designing its own hardware and software and making it work well with its own services. And that Oracle is not only committed to making its server, storage, and networking business work, but having taken Sun's hardware as a means of getting its hands on Solaris and Java, Oracle is actually enthusiastic about creating its own stack."
Thread beginning with comment 492268
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
I just hope
by JAlexoid on Fri 7th Oct 2011 16:20 UTC
Member since:

I just hope that both companies destroy each other! Can't stand Oracle DBMS...

Reply Score: 2

RE: I just hope
by Straho on Sat 8th Oct 2011 18:56 in reply to "I just hope"
Straho Member since:

Oracle DBMS is more superior than other. MSSQL server is even worse than open source dbms (MySQL an PostgreSQL atleast they work great with linux), DB2 is OK. Oracle is definitely not the best company (probably one of the worst), but their are the best dbms.

Edited 2011-10-08 19:01 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: I just hope
by BluenoseJake on Sat 8th Oct 2011 22:13 in reply to "RE: I just hope"
BluenoseJake Member since:

Complexity != Best

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[2]: I just hope
by Slambert666 on Sun 9th Oct 2011 14:42 in reply to "RE: I just hope"
Slambert666 Member since:

Superior at what?
Best at what?

Reply Parent Score: 2