With US DoJ approving Oracle-Sun deal, Oracle is slowly revealing its plans for Sun H/W assets. Here is another teaser/advt that Oracle runs about Suns hardware assets. I have seen this on most prominent web sites. It looks Oracle is willing to keep the Sun’s Hardware business with itself and is ready to invest more on developing the same.
There is another angle to these teasers. The recent decision by EU to investigate possible antitrust issues in the deal has delayed it. It might take till mid January to complete the investigation. Already IBM and HP are grabbsing Sun’s customers utilizing the uncertainity of the deal. The antitrust scrutiny can be dealt by either selling out MySQL or promise future development of MySQL. (I really love the words used by the Eurpean commissioner in his statement “The commission has to examine very carefully the effects on competition in Europe when the world’s leading proprietary database company proposes to take over the world’s leading open source database company“ Oracle wants to thwart customers jumping ships and hence trying to clear the uncertainity by promising that it is still committed with Sun’s Hardware.
Its not me alone but most of the experts still feel that Oracle might sell Sun’s Hardware business to HP. And that makes real sense.