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2009/9/10-15 [Computer/SW/Database] UID:53357 Activity:moderate
9/9     Larry Ellison is a bigger idiot than I thought:
        http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/10/oracle-to-sun-customers-and-ibm-were-in-it-to-win-it
        \_ My company's customers are insurance companies. Non-tech corporates don't
           trust open source. Why risk it. They have tons at stake and are willing
           to spend for solid products, support, and consultants who don't have long
           hair. They're being raped by IBM mainframes for millions. An optimized
           database server with Oracle + Sparc in the $100k's will do very well.
        \_ My company's customers are insurance companies. Non-tech corporates
           don't trust open source. Why risk it. They have tons at stake and
           are willing to spend for solid products, support, and consultants
           who don't have long hair. They're being raped by IBM mainframes for
           millions. An optimized database server with Oracle + Sparc in the
           $100k's will do very well.
           \_ Sun lost a lot of money competing in this space. What will
              Oracle do differently?
              \_ Fire people and size it right.
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