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Oracle VMs are just "Virtual Appliances"

Oracle is just providing some Virtual Appliances, that's it. So its no FUD, its no big declarations, its pure resilience. VMware is the market leader in the proprietary world. Oracle "thinks" its warming up the Open Source folks. So whats really happening?

Reality Check
  • Oracle shops are using Oracle merely because the database development teams at Oracle are shipping a great product! They are not happy with Oracle's zig-zag path. Oracle could better choose a strategy a go for it. In client circles people ridicule the "Fusion" ideas that seems to be failing. And some whacky collaborative technology and HPC commoditization will probably kick-ass that share as well and give it to some small database vendor like mySQL, HSQL soon.
  • SAP is gaining share, no matter what Charles Phillips says. IBM, will move strongly with the Cognos, no matter what you say.
  • Analysts are not convinced of any of the unveiling scenarios.
  • We are just getting a couple of "Virtual Appliances".
  • Open Source is not really warming up either.
I've attempted to make some suggestions to other firms, including my favorite star, on what they ought to do to get back on track, with Oracle, I just wouldn't know anymore. But to be fair:

Free Unsolicited Advice

  • Get your act together. Show love and devotion to open source with all your heart.
  • No harm in working with proprietary vendors like VMware, even open source firms do that!
  • Start thinking about going leaner.
  • Start making friends.
  • Start mending severed relationships. It needs hard work to mend them, but its definitely worth it!


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Whale Fall

Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall

Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy

What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors

I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!

I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run

We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors

we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred

Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested

*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here