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."
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 8th Oct 2011 19:13 UTC
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all you guys complaining about oracle should be happy. competition means oracle or ibm could get better

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by shotsman on Sun 9th Oct 2011 05:49 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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IMHO, at the moment, Oracle is just not that competitive.

We are throwing all our Sun kit (and HP Itamium for that matter) out at the moment. Just because the maintennance charges on the Sun kit have become silly (it is less than 3yrs old btw) and we use the HP stuff to run Oracle......

So it is X86 everywhere from now on. Sadly this is the wrong solution. SAP + Oracle on X86 is like trying to walk through a vat of treacle.
I'm having to put code in to a lot of JBOSS services to slow down the SAP calls as far too often we are getting 'SAP is already processing that order. Please try later' type of message.
Then the beancounters want to put it all in the cloud.
{visions of the Orchestra trying to arrange the deckchairs on the titanic as she sank come to mind.}

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