With Merger, Oracle Reassures Sun Customers

Thursday Jan 28th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff

Oracle pledges to offer better support to Sun customers and to continue investing in core technologies like UltraSparc, Solaris and Java.

Computerworld: During the Wednesday event where Oracle revealed its plans for Sun, the company took great pains to convince customers that they can stop worrying about the future of important Sun technologies, like UltraSparc, Solaris and Java. In addition, the company revealed plans to offer customers direct support and the ability to buy products on a build-to-order basis. The company will also increase R&D expenditures from $2.8 billion to $4.3 billion.

Computerworld reports, "One longtime Sun customer, Daniel Grim, chief technology officer at the University of Delaware, said one message he heard is that Oracle wants a more intimate relationship with customers. 'If they do that, it will be good,' he said."

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