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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RE: A World of difference
by JAlexoid on Sat 8th Oct 2011 20:49 UTC in reply to "A World of difference"
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Ellison does not understand how much of his DBMS and other software related business comes from IBM.
IBM's consulting services branch will support almost anything you throw at them. They aren't pushing their own products just because there is still a huge divide between the services and software groups.

If GBS and SWG set their cultural differences aside and work for a common goal, Oracle is toast! And if the systems goup joins? HP's server business will go down faster than they can find a new CEO...

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