Oracle Buys BEA

   

Oracle Burys Buys BEA for the diabolical sum of $6.66 Billion!  What deal is the Darth Vadar of sw companies getting into now?  Certainly alot of people will make money on this, not the least of which is Carl Icahn who's 13.2 % stake in BEA just jumped 20% making him a $200 Million profit!  But what does this mean to the App server community?  If this merger goes like many of the other Oracle assimilation projects, I would expect the BEA app server to slowly disappear like the cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland.  BEA will stay around in name but their competing app server will slowly starve to death. This is a shame because BEA has a pretty good product.  They have specialized in targeting vertical markets, namely telco, while Oracle has focussed their app server on whatever advantages their database.  I feel for BEA's employees who are about to undergo the assimilation process and who see their years of work on the app server in jeopardy.

However, we have an alternative for you.  Where Oracle focuses on data base and tools the GlassFish community focuses on Open Source and community.  If you want to have input as to what features you need in an app server, come to GlassFish - as an open source community you get not only a voice in the direction of the product, you can make any changes / improvements you want AND get one of the fastest app servers around - and definitely FASTER than BEA.  As for those of you who fear that your investment in BEA is now devalued, we have a FREE tool to migrate you from BEA to GlassFish that you can download here.  To my BEA friends, come join us @ GlassFish, the water's just fine!



 

Comments:

not so fast, the deal is not done and GlassFish is still a very small fish...

Posted by blogger on October 12, 2007 at 05:05 AM PDT #

Well how untrue it is and how easy for you to say "Oracle buys BEA" let alone burying.

If you know of a single link which says so, put it on your blog, else shut up.

If Sun's Glassfish isn't able to make money accept it and DO SOMETHING for it rather than make false claims.

Remember you are good as long as you are at the top or maybe second.
Can I ask where does Glassfish stand in the appserver market list ?

So please do your homework before creating that hype and also DO remember you are writing under Sun's brad name, dont spoil it like that.

Posted by Mike Chambers on October 12, 2007 at 05:48 AM PDT #

You jumped the gun:

http://www.forbes.com/markets/emergingmarkets/2007/10/12/oracle-bea-update-markets-equity-cx_cg_1012markets28.html

and what makes you think Oracle woud kill off weblogic and keep their own crappy appserver anyway? Surely it'd be the other way round.

Glassfish is a great appserver, it doesn't matter whether weblogic is killed by oracle or not.

Posted by Dick Davies on October 12, 2007 at 05:34 PM PDT #

Ok, I'll give you guys the benefit - the deal is not done...yet. BEA has entered the negotiating phase so they can reward shareholders, but ultimately BEA will go the way of PeopleSoft. Remember them? They fought the buyout, there were lawsuits and now they are no longer. Give it a month or 2.

Posted by ken on October 17, 2007 at 03:02 AM PDT #

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