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After a Lull, Sun Server Business Grows Under Oracle 84

itwbennett writes "For the first time since the 3rd quarter of 2007, IDC is reporting an increase in sales of Sun hardware. Oracle logged $773 million in server sales during the quarter, up from $681 million the year before, according to IDC's estimates."
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After a Lull, Sun Server Business Grows Under Oracle

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  • by Migala77 ( 1179151 ) on Wednesday May 25, 2011 @09:06AM (#36237970)

    In other words, IDC is reporting that Oracle raised prices. That strategy works for a quarter or two, maybe. But it's a going out of business strategy.

    Where did you read this? Nothing about the price is mentioned in the article, apart from that sales of pricier servers have increased in general. Oracle sales are more or less matching overall market growth, so neither a higher market share nor higher price is necessary for Oracle's revenue to go up.

  • Re:Bullshit! (Score:4, Informative)

    by Kyusaku Natsume ( 1098 ) on Wednesday May 25, 2011 @09:27AM (#36238132)

    Since most high end servers last in service at least 6 years, I guess that most sales come from the fact that Oracle touts the Oracle DB/Sparc combo as the fastest combination for running Oracle DB. That coupled with the fact that migration is "relatively" easy with Solaris 10 containers, for customers used to a system that only want it to be faster, that makes sense. Fujitsu, the fourth largest server seller, also manufactures a lot of Sparc equipment under its own brand and for Oracle itself.

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.