CyberTech Rambler

April 28, 2011

Oracle RedHat showdown

Filed under: Uncategorized — ctrambler @ 10:38 am

The newest installment in ongoing Oracle Linux vs RedHat Linux: Oracle might cease support for RedHat…. and for the sake of completeness, lets drag SUSE down as well.

It will not be out of  character for Oracle to do such a thing. Oracle business acuteness and its ability to convert technology into cash flow, sometime in extreme ruthlessness is one thing I like about the company, even if I disagree with what it is doing.

Chances of this happening? In the next five years it is  close to zero. It is just rhetoric. There are too many Oracle deployment on RedHat or SUSE and the blowback for such a move is going to make a dent on Oracle’s bottom line. Its business acuteness mentioned above means it will be out of character if Oracle do it.

So here is my challenge to Oracle: Don’t talk about it, DO IT! Did what RedHat did when it put everything into one big tarball to complicate you rebranding its offering. Just in case you need to know how to do it: Put RedHat and SUSE officially on end-of-line notification.

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