September 10, 2009, 6:07 am
Oracle has much to say to Sun customers in a front-page advertisement it placed in Thursday's European edition of The Wall Street Journal. The advertisement commits to greater investments in Sun hardware and Solaris software, but has absolutely nothing to say about MySQL. Is this a necessary omission to appease European regulators, or a sign of its intentions?
In the advertisement, Oracle commits to the following:
IBM, which has been cleaning up at Sun's expense, gets a warning from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison: "We're in it to win it. IBM, we're looking forward to competing with you in the hardware business..."