Ask the Oracle CEO - Part 1

Oracle published an interesting document at their website: Transcript of an Interview with Larry Ellison by Reuters on the Acquisition of Sun Microsystems: Part I. Just a few key sentences (from my perspective) from this interview: Asked about exiting the hardware business, Larry Ellison answered with:

No, we are definitely not going to exit the hardware business.

A different question was “Are you going to discontinue the SPARC chip?”. The answer was clear:

No. Once we own Sun we?re going to increase the investment in SPARC.

A few lines later as an answer to a different question:

We want to work with Fujitsu to design advanced features into the SPARC microprocessor aimed at improving Oracle database performance.

The answer to the question “Are you keeping the disk storage and tape backup business?” was:

Yes, definitely.