Comments on: Oracle buys BEA, Sun buys MySQL – it must be the post Christmas shopping season… Friends of Oracle and Java Thu, 21 May 2015 20:49:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jan Thu, 24 Jan 2008 04:12:08 +0000

“This agreement is a unique opportunity that combines BEA’s market leadership in middleware with Oracle’s strength in database and applications to form a company that is able to meet the full range of your enterprise software needs.”

Sounds about right. Oracle is still a DB + Applications company.

By: rekounas Wed, 23 Jan 2008 03:16:44 +0000 I can see Oracle putting Oracle Lite in the BEA product. BPEL uses Oracle Lite and now you can download a standalone copy of Oracle Lite without Oracle Mobile Server Developers Kit.

By: Marco Gralike Thu, 17 Jan 2008 21:40:35 +0000 Hmmm. I thought why wait let’s download a demo / trail version of the PointBase embedded (server) database version straight away… ALAS….After an account activation it stated on the website of DataMirror/PointBase —> “PointBase downloads have been temporarily suspended during our transition to IBM, so please check back soon! …. Hmmmm

By: Marco Gralike Thu, 17 Jan 2008 20:53:57 +0000 Don’t forget the obvious. Bea Weblogic is de post popular web server used in the Peoplesoft world (afaik). Also Bea’s tuxedo is heavily used in the Peoplesoft / PeopleTools architecture. What amused me was the fact that the default used database for the Bea Weblogic server is Pointbase (see bea weblogic manuals): the embedded java database once setup by entrepreneur Bruce Scott (scott/tiger). Apparently the (very nice btw) java database was bought by DataMiror, which is currently a part off…IBM. I think, although I don’t hope so (it would be nice for old time sake to play a little with Pointbase again), they will get rid with this part asap. Maybe replace with another embedded database (Oracle has enough of those) like for instance Oracle Light

By: Lucas Jellema Thu, 17 Jan 2008 15:10:00 +0000 Interesting observation from

Business intelligence the big winner in Oracle-BEA deal?

Oracle’s bid to acquire rival BEA Systems won’t close for months, but the deal’s business intelligence (BI) implications are already apparent, according to one analyst.

The news is good for BEA customers.

That’s because BEA’s SOA stack has long lacked a strong BI component, a shortcoming that Oracle’s BI offerings should remedy, according to James Kobielus, a BI analyst with Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc. "In many ways, BI being the crown jewel [of SOA], you can’t have a strong SOA stack without BI," he said.

Oracle’s BI Enterprise Edition and Oracle-Hyperion’s performance management tools are both significant upgrades to any of BEA’s current BI offerings, Kobielus said, and they will soon be the preferred choice for BEA customers.

"Obviously, there’s a lot of direct competition between BEA and Oracle," he said, "but on the business intelligence front, I think they fit like hand-in-glove."

Find out what other BI implications the Oracle-BEA deal holds.