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Sun and Oracle: The Next Era Begins

By: Admin, 13 Jan 2006

Sun Microsystems and Oracle kicked off the next phase of their 20+-year partnership on January 10 with a joint gathering of the companies' employees, hosted by Sun CEO Scott McNealy and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

The two leaders are focusing on three main areas:

  • Collaboration on Java technology, with Oracle's continued commitment to Java technology for the next 10 years
  • Oracle's endorsement of the NetBeans IDE, which will fuel innovation through open source software and community-based development
  • Offering the leading real-world performance of Oracle databases and business applications on Sun's hot x64 processor-based servers, multicore UltraSPARC processor-based servers, and storage systems


Several factors are driving the expanded relationship between the companies. With more than 3.6 million registered licenses, the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris 10 OS) has tremendous momentum--as do Sun's refreshed server lines, including the x64 AMD Opteron processor-based servers, and the recently launched multicore Sun Fire T1000 and Sun Fire T2000 servers with the CoolThreads technology. Oracle brings enterprise application and database strength to the table, as well as a new pricing model for multicore systems.

With these advantages working together, the two companies see new opportunities to drive the adoption of Sun and Oracle technologies, as well as to generate revenue.

Find out more at http://www.sun.com/2006-0111/feature/index.html.

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