Acquisition: Oracle Buys Sun

A major move in the Enterprise software sector as hardware vendor and owner of IP such as MySQL, Solaris and of course JAVA gets bought by Oracle. Surely this will put MySQL onto end of life planning now? Of course this will upset execs at IBM, as it is for only 10c more a share than they were putting up. Just shows that some can close a deal more effectively than others.

Personally I can many benefits from both sides. Solaris is often the platform of choice for large scale Oracle DB and Apps rollouts. It means that Oracle will have full control.

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