Monday, January 21, 2008

BEA bought by Oracle, Sun buys MySql

Oracle bought BEA, and Sun buying MySql is interesting because now all the major players... Microsft, IBM, Oracle and Sun own the entire stack for web appliation developement. Although technically Oracle doesn't own an operating system, they are famous for porting their app to different platforms. Also Microsoft and Oracle also don't sell hardware. Furthermore, even though Sun owns Java, their Java product suite is weak. They bought out netscape's server stuff, and now mysql. People only use the software that Sun gives away (apache projects and now mysql). I don't see how Sun will ever make money off software.