How Sun and Oracle are Using Open Source

LOS ANGELES, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Microsystems and Oracle offer insight into the motives behind accelerating their involvement in open source projects. Matthew Sacks describes how these major players are pioneering their own software products by more actively using open source and virtualization technologies.

Many large software companies are beginning to embrace open source technologies for software infrastructures and products that previously have been based largely on proprietary software and technologies. The recent bad economic weather in the U.S. is further persuading large enterprises to consider integrating open source technologies (and consolidation technologies such as virtualization) into the solutions supporting their business systems and processes.

With Oracle's most recent acquisition of Sun Microsystems, it is no coincidence that this article was written soon before the merger. Many of Oracle's interests are acquiring the large open source enterprise and middleware stack that Sun holds.

Read the full article on InformIT.com: http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1336903

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