Oracle to unveil Sun-powered database

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Oracle to unveil Sun-powered database

Simon Quicke

Oracle will take the wraps off the first product designed with Sun tomorrow, in a move that will indicate just where the merged operation could be heading once the deal gets the go-ahead.

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, is going to make an announcement tomorrow afternoon about the OLTP Database Machine, which incorporates Sun's FlashFire technology.

The webcast with Ellison is designed to show "how the partnership between Oracle and Sun can benefit customers", according to the information sent out to entice users to listen to tomorrow's event.

The partnership between Oracle and Sun had been heading through the US and European competition arenas to get clearance after a $7bn deal was announced earlier this year.

One of the aspects of the tie-up that Ellison has stressed in the past is that it would build offerings that were based on Sun technology.

But earlier this month the EC indicated that it was concerned about the impact a merged company would have on competition in the database market and as a result it was investigating the deal until January.

A version of this story appeared on MicroScope.co.uk


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