EU hearing on Oracle-Sun set for Dec. 10

Sun and Oracle logoCome early December, Oracle will meet with European Commission regulators to urge their approval of its merger with Sun Microsystems. "Two people with knowledge of the matter" tell Reuters that "Oracle has asked for a hearing which has been fixed for December 10."

Should make for an interesting meeting given Oracle's refusal to take the EC's concerns about the future of Sun's MySQL database seriously. Certainly, it's difficult to imagine Oracle caving to the Commission's demands when it has criticized the group's findings as a "profound misunderstanding" of the database market and open source.

And if not that, then what? Would Oracle abandon the deal instead? That too seems unlikely because it would mean delaying CEO Larry Ellison's plan to transform Oracle into the next IBM. As Ellison said in October, "T. J. Watson's IBM was the greatest company in the history of enterprise in America because its combination of hardware and software was running most of the enterprises on the planet. We think with the combination of Sun technology and Oracle technology we can succeed and beat IBM. That's our goal."

Given the EC's concerns about the Sun acquisition and Oracle's refusal to address them, what other option is there?

Source: CNET

Tags: Oracle, Sun

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