OracleWorld: Dell and AMD getting cozy

OracleWorld: Dell and AMD getting cozy

Summary: AMD CEO Hector Ruiz kicked of the morning OracleWorld keynotes, telling the crowd of over 40,000 that power is being transferred from the vendor to the customer. It was a coded message.

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AMD CEO Hector Ruiz kicked of the morning OracleWorld keynotes, telling the crowd of over 40,000 that power is being transferred from the vendor to the customer. It was a coded message. His more direct message is that users have choice: AMD or Intel. "Real choice should empower you," Ruiz said. "As CEO of company that wants your business, I bear the responsibility to ensure that you are offered real choice, have honest information and a free and open marketplace in which we can complete for business based on price and merit, based on substance not on style." Take that Intel. It was fundamentally a paid commercial for AMD over Intel without a single mention of the name "Intel."


Then, Michael Dell joined Ruiz on the stage [video here]. After many years of resistance, Dell will start shipping AMD-based systems in volume. Dell teased an announcement that he would be making this afternoon related to an AMD relationship, which is not going to make Intel happy. Dell's keynote is at 2:00 PM PST.

Last night Oracle President Charles Phillips kicked off the Oracle OpenWorld conference with the some highlight on the road to Fusion. During this week, Oracle will be talking up its Fusion architecture, a next-generation applications and middleware platform that will utilize components from its various acquisitions (PeopleSoft, Seibel, J.D. Edwards, etc.) and lay them into a unified SOA framework. Phillips described a Fusion stack--Oracle’s database, middleware and applications baked in at the factory as a way to simplify installation and management.

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  • Fall out from People Soft Merger

    The interesting thing about the Oracle Sql Road Show I will be attending tomorrow is that Microsoft is funding it.

    http://www.sqlmag.com/Article/ArticleID/93289/sql_server_93289.html

    If you are Oracle and you are merging in solutions from other companies - companies like PeopleSoft that use to be Microsoft friendly - then you have the oportunity to kill a lot of SQL Servers. This was the CA model...

    You purchase competitors, then encourage them to move to a competing product by raising support costs and finally discontinue the product you purchased. What you are really buying is not software but a customer base that can be manipulated. It is why PeopleSoft customers objected to the merger. I think everyone knows this game by now and it is encouraging to see Oracle play something different -- the fusion card.

    Microsoft wants Fusion, perhaps even must have it to remain relevant in the business world. I am really looking forward to the event.

    Frank L. Mighetto CCP
    mighetto