Sun and SeeBeyond one year on
By davidleetodd on Aug 25, 2006
Today marks the one year anniversary of Sun's acquisition of SeeBeyond. We had a little party for all hands this week to celebrate, and Dale Ferrario said some nice things. As I think back over the year, what strikes me the most is Sun's culture of niceness. Everyone I talk to from Sun just seems to have a good attitude, and to go out of their way to be helpful.
Another thing that has taken some getting used to is that Sun is BIG. It sometimes takes a while to figure out who to talk to about something. At the old SeeBeyond, you just had to walk around the building until you found the right person. The nice thing about this, though, is that Sun has massive resources to draw on. Marketing at SeeBeyond was a hit-and-miss affair, run on a shoestring. Now that Java CAPS is fully integrated into Sun, product managers like me are pleasantly surprised that there is a whole crew of marketing people now devoted to our welfare. I am basking in resources, nay wallowing. I like to think we've brought a few things to Sun, too, like great technology and a kind of street savvy that Sun may have grown away from, but now seems to be recovering, in part from contact with the scruffy SeeBeyond pirates. So, one year on, I think it's been good for both of us.