Bloomberg reported that San Francisco-based analyst Brent Thill has predicted that Oracle is likely to cut half the jobs at Sun. This was widely reported across all tech publications, causing quite a flutter . However Sun today in an internal memo has got back saying -
Oracle & Sun are leveraging Oracle Openworld 2009 to reassure customers and users of Sun technologies like Java, Solaris & Sparc.
Bloomberg is reporting that Oracle will probably win approval from European regulators to acquire Sun Microsystems Inc. today, clearing the transaction’s final obstacle. However Reuters reported yesterday that the EC could delay Oracle-Sun deal-sources due to fears about Oracle getting MySQL database hurting the competition.
VMWare has acquire SpringSource, a major player in enterprise and web application development and management. VMware and SpringSource plan to deliver compelling new solutions that enable companies to more efficiently build, run and manage applications within both internal and external cloud architectures.
The European Commission has set 3rd Sep as an antitrust review date by when it will decide whether to clear Oracle’s proposed takeover of Sun Microsystems or launch a full fledged four month probe.
While Oracle has failed to win U.S. fast-track approval for the Oracle – Sun deal, Oracle lawyers expect the deal to close by 31 Aug.