Re: Oracle buys Sun, owns Java

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Mon, 20 Apr 2009 21:48:05 -0400
Tom Anderson wrote:

This chap:

Seems to think that (a) SPARC and (b) GlassFish are now dead
technologies walking. And MySQL. And NetBeans.

I am not that impressed by his predictions.

as I don?t expect Unbreakable Linux to remain Oracle?s point on the
operating system arrow. Solaris will be the prime Oracle OS for
performance, meaning Oracle?s channel pipeline to Red Hat will shrink.

Linux is killing the big commercial Unix'es in these years. That
will not change due to this deal.

And MySQL will be a means and not an ends for Oracle, which would, of
course, prefer an Oracle 11g cloud instead.

MySQL and Oracle DB are not really competing much. Maybe Oracle XE
and MYSQL is, but that is about it.

If we look at how the products are doing, then I think we get a
much better idea about the future.

MySQL and NetBeans are doing fine, so Oracle will want to keep them.

Glassfish has not made it in the app server market and will be

Servers and storage are doing almost OK. Oracle will keep it and
try to increase profitability.

SPARC CPU and Solaris OS will be around for many years but will
slowly be replaced with x86-64 and Linux.

GlassFish losing out to WebLogic would also be a travesty. GlassFish is
the only thing currently giving JBoss a run for its money in the open
source arena, and that kind of constructive competition is essential to
keeping them both competitive with the commercial app servers.

I don't think Redhat (JBoss) views Glassfish as a competitor. Way
too few users.

MySQL and NetBeans suxx0r, though, so no tears there.

MySQL is great for some things.

I prefer Eclipse, but NetBeans has many satisfied users.


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