Saturday, March 21, 2009

Some thoughts about IBM plans to buy Sun

This days there's some buzz about IBM plans to buy SUN, it really doesn't affect a poor boy such me but just for fun I was thinking about it.

The golden egg is Java. I have no idea about how many chances offers to IBM to get Java under its umbrella, you simply consider that one of the main IBM products is its WebSphere. You may also think about how competitors will stay by a Java under IBM controls while they also has its owns Java servers.

Minors things to consider:

  • Eclipse, now with IBM and no code suite in Sun to compete with,
  • MySql, bought by Sun, how MySql stays under this new map?
  • Solaris, with an OpenSolaris and a commercial Solaris, how it remains in IBM's portfolio, side by side with Aix, AS ...
  • Oracle data base, and others software products runs over Solaris, how does it end with Solaris under IBM control?