I thought that it would be worthwhile to mention that Oracle has become more than ever aggressive towards partners and competitors alike. I would like to call this Oracle De-Support Strategy. Please keep the following notes in mind:
- Business Objects or Crystal reports CDs will not be shipped or supported starting July of 2011 – not surprising since the introduction of XMLP and SAP purchase of Business Objects
- Additional COBOL compiler from IBM will be offered on AIX and Windows – can be purchased separately, see My Oracle Support Doc ID 1212164.1
- IBM WebSphere Application Server – “will need to be separately licenses from IBM, September 1, 2010, NEW customers will not receive a license to use IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) when they purchase PeopleSoft Enterprise applications.Â Prior to upgrading to PeopleTools 8.52 existing customers will need to obtain support from IBM or migrate to Oracle WebLogic” .
- PeopleTools will have additional Database Tuning features available only for Oracle Database
On the same note I would like to add that the theme of the conference was – Oracle Investment in Oracle Products on Oracle OS running on Oracle Hardware.
As long as you buy Oracle branded suite – you are all set, but be careful if you decide to buy just a jacket – you may need to go to the tailor to make it fit better. Not to be too negative though, Larry needed to make a decision and spend wisely, based on the recent acquisition of Sun and MySQLÂ – Oracle has become a one stop shop that makes everything from the jackets, pants, shoes and soon will be making eye-wear and handbags to match.