Meeting on the ledge

(or why I don't get out much…..)

IBM to buy Sun?

According to the BBC news website IBM have been in talks to takeover Sun. This is a real sign of the financial slowdown – at one time Sun were making massive profits, and it has long been one of the technological leaders in the IT industry.  To be taken over by IBM would probably lead to big changes as both companies overlap in big sectors of the market. I wonder what would happen to Solaris, Sun’s version of Unix? Or even to Java? I think Sun also has big stakes in MySQL and PostgreSQL, the 2 core OS DDBMS – would IBM choose to continue this when it might take sales from IBM’s own DB2? Another story to watch with interest….

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April 7, 2009 Posted by | General | , | Leave a comment