An update on how Oracle plans to utilize / integrate Sun technologies. Incidentally Oracle got JRockit from its acquisition of BEA in 2008.
Oracle’s plan to merge the Sun HotSpot Java Virtual Machine with the JRockit JVM is still evolving, but a single JVM based on both technologies is expected in 18 months to two years, an Oracle official said during a Webcast this week.
Asked about the company’s plans to mix the JVMs during the Oracle Webcast, Mark Reinhold, Oracle’s principal engineer and a holdover from Sun, said the company would continue to develop both platforms in the short term. A JVM enables running of Java programs and provides Java’s heralded hardware and operating system independence.
src – infoworld
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