Oracle Will Not Exit Hardware Bizz: Ellison

by CXOtoday Staff    May 11, 2009

"We are definitely not going to exit the hardware business," said Larry Ellison, in his post on the Oracle site in context to Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

While most hardware businesses are low-margin, companies like Apple and Cisco enjoy very high-margins because they do a good job of designing their hardware and software to work together, said Ellison.

"Once we own Sun, we’ll be able to plan and synchronize new features from silicon to software," he said in the post.

He said, "Our primary reason for designing our own chips is to build computers with the very best performance, reliability and security available in the market." Some system features work much better if they are implemented in silicon rather than software.

Oracle has the experience of designing software and hardware together, its ‘Exadata’ database machine development project began few years before, said he in the post.

He also commented that Oracle will keep Sun’s experienced team of first-rate hardware engineers.

Additional information on the post can be found at

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