Meeting on the ledge

(or why I don't get out much…..)

Sun again

For IBM read Oracle.  IBM’s bid to buy Sun that  I blogged about a while back fell through and it has now been announced that Oracle is to buy them instead. A more natural match in my view, for what its worth.  A lot of Oracle systems already run on Sun hardware and both are industry standards for high quality.  There must still be concerns for rival companies like Sybase, many of whose systems also run on Sun hardware,  as well as the Open Source alternatives, however.

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April 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

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….

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