Break news today which shocked most of the IT folks as Oracle had announced to buy over Sun Microsystems for 9.50 a share. I am really shocked to see this as last week, we were still talked about the deal called off with the possible merging from Sun Microsystems with IBM, which may end up IBM monopolize some high end computing market. Oracle could make a good move by taking over Sun. This may direct or indirect many environment which related to Virtualization, Java and MYSQL which is the strength of Sun Microsystems. There are chances to reduce the dependency of Oracle to Redhat and Enterprise Linux and move over to Sun Solaris or open solaris. This is more positive VS the buy over that suggested by IBM previously.

Oracle is no longer a software company today. With buy over for Sun Microsystems, they will able to deliver the hardware, platform, software, database, virtualization and etc. I think they will be more aggressive strategy to move themselves into the virtualization and integration market which may end up competing themselves with their partner such as VMware. This will definitely heat up the market or virtualization and hypervisor competition.