By unixman on Apr 20, 2009
Today's date is 4/20/2009 ...and if you're into numerology you'll quickly recognize that the sum of all integers is 17; follow the yellow brick road here
While there are a number of processes to go through as part of this deal, there are lots of technologies that are merging together to deliver a more integrated platform stack to deliver the value that customers are looking for today.
Perhaps a surprise to many - the reality is that between the two companies we have a very large shared installed base across many industries.
For the longest time, Sun and Oracle have jointly worked on integrating each other's technologies through SOATC (Sun Oracle Application Technology Center). I, for one, have worked on a number of projects integrating Oracle's Parallel Server services (pre-RAC) and Sun Cluster technologies on top of Solaris. Long history between the companies - lots of synergy and it'll be very interesting to see how it all begins to pan out following today's announcement.