Oracle and Sun

Markus Eisele
There is not much time these days to write blogposts. But this one is needed:
After the speculations about IBM buying SUN, now it's official: Oracle took over Sun. As announced yesterday this is subject to Sun stockholder approval, certain regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. Oracle is expecting the transaction to close this summer.

Taken from the FaQ:

Oracle’s ownership of two key Sun software assets, Java and Solaris, is expected to provide our customers with significant benefit. Java is one of the computer industry’s best known brands and most widely deployed technologies. Oracle Fusion Middleware is built on top of Sun’s Java language and software. Oracle can now ensure continued innovation and investment in Java technology for the benefit of customers and the Java community.

What are the most relevant products for Java/JEE developer and what is going to happen with them?

  • MySQL:

  • MySQL will be an addition to Oracle’s existing suite of database products, which already includes Oracle Database 11g, TimesTen, Berkeley DB open source database, and the open source transactional storage engine, InnoDB.

My first open questions (feel free to add your oppinion)

  • What will happen to the JCP?

  • How will Java/JEE evolve in the future?

  • What about NetBeans, IntelliJ, Weblogic Workshop, OEPE?

  • What will happen to Glassfish and Weblogic Server?

  • Will Oracle realy offer an Office Suite? ;)


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