With the latest Oracle acquisition (although pending) will have a bigger impact than when the company bought PeopleSoft or Siebel.
Just look at the database arena, who are the major players – Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. The second-tier would be Teradata, Sun and Sybase. What will happen if this acquisition materialize? The big answer is nothing, I guess Oracle’s market share will grow but that’s their only benefit from this acquisition. Sun’s products have mature audience just like PeopleSoft and customers don’t like being migrated after investing thousands. The bigger issue is the learning curve, nobody wants to learn a new product if the old one was capable. Just like the saying goes, don’t fix something that’s not broken! If Oracle see this as the best opportunity to provide their customers with free tools to extend their current investment in Oracle products then it is a good acquisition.