Oracle Database Management Strategic Directions

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Oracle and Sun start 2008 with a bang

This may be an interesting year of acquisitions. Oracle's purchase of BEA and Sun's purchase of MySQL are definitely starting the year out with a bang. Red Hat's purchase of JBoss is also going to be interesting. As the Internet and open source continue to evolve daily, we can definitely expect more fireworks in 2008.

Oracle right now seems to be the master of acquisitions. Oracle has proven the great ability to successfully integrate the companies they purchase. From the purchases of J.D. Edwards, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Retek, Hyperion, etc. we can expect that Oracle has a strong integration strategy for BEA. The winners are going to be Oracle customers and middleware technologists. With the power of the core of WebLogic and AquaLogic being added to Oracle's middle tier, it will add a lot of power to Oracle as it goes toe to toe with IBM for the enterprise middleware space.

From a pure technoogy view, this is a great move for Oracle. For how much Oracle paid for BEA and what Oracle will do with BEA, I'll leave it to the industry analysts and wall street to determine if it was a good purchase. I've been busy enough on the Oracle side with the BPEL process manager, SOA Suite, XML and JDeveloper platform, I'm getting a headache thinking about WebLogic and AquaLogic. Does anybody else feel their head leaking when they think about middleware. The year 2007 was a banner year for Oracle acquisitions. It will be fun to see what Oracle does in 2008.

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