Comment 10N Re: They should worry


ORACLE: New Roadmap for SPARC and Solaris


They should worry (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-04-07 17:49 (#10E)

If you're truly invested in SPARC, and you haven't already considered jumping ship to x86, I'd recommend reconsidering. Yes, it will continue to bump along, but since Oracle's main focus is their database, which runs fine on x86/Linux, that is where the future is for them. I am not aware of anyone using Solaris for anything other than Oracle and SPARC for anything other than Solaris.

Re: They should worry (Score: 2, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-04-07 18:15 (#10F)

SPARC and their entire stack from ILOM to Solaris is orders of magnitude more robust than anything else out there. They also proved that they can deliver reliably in contrast to IBM where any Power7+ and Power8 are all delayed lately. I think we can expect stories again from people migrating /to/ the Oracle platform in the very near future.

Re: They should worry (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-04-08 16:50 (#10N)

Back in the first internet bubble, Sun gear was mandatory for every startup. Then startups migrated to x86 for the next wave, and now they're almost all on AWS. With Sun/sparc not being purchased in such quantity anymore, they are ever more reliant on existing companies replacing older systems and.or adding capacity. I'd love to see Sparc and Power survive and thrive, but it doesn't look likely.


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