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Oracle breaks silence on Sun plans in ad

Patrick Thibodeau | Sept. 11, 2009
Oracle says it will boost Sparc, Solaris but analysts see wiggle room in claims

An erosion of Sun's customer also hurts Oracle, because a lot of Sun customers are also Oracle customers, and Oracle doesn't want its existing customer to go to IBM and move away from Oracle's platform, Haff said.

Indeed, Oracle's major competitive concern was indicated in the ad in a quote by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison: "IBM, we're looking forward to competing with you in the hardware business."

 

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