John Paczkowski

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Sun to Oracle Customers: Reduce Costs and Eliminate Vendor Lock-In! Oh…Wait…

To hear tell from Sun executives, the company’s impending acquisition by Oracle will be of great benefit to Sun, its technology and its customers. “Is this Oracle thing a good thing for Java?” Sun chairman Scott McNealy asked last week at the company’s JavaOne conference. “And is it a…good thing for the community, and all the rest of it? It’s absolutely a good thing.”

Of course it is. The combination of Oracle (ORCL) and Sun (JAVA) will result in more interesting and viable solutions! The market will thrive! The customer will benefit from greater choice and flexibility!

“It’s absolutely a good thing.”

And more so now than ever since the Department of Justice is said to be finalizing its clearance decision of the companies’ deal any day now, right?


Thing is, this wasn’t always Sun’s opinion. In fact, the company’s touting of the benefits of the Oracle acquisition is, dare I say, a tad ironic given its preacquisition opinion of Oracle’s prices. Consider this handy calculator Sun built to show potential customers how much they could save by going with Sun’s SOA platform over Oracle’s WebLogic Suite (click on the image below).

$8,610,000 for Oracle Fusion? $2,200,00 for Sun SOA Perpetual? Why the choice is clear: Sun, ALL THE WAY. “Oracle WebLogic Customers–Reduce Costs and Eliminate Vendor Lock-in with this limited time offer,” Sun shouts from the page.


Eliminate Vendor Lock-in.

Heh. Act now before the DOJ clears the merger….

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