Repurchase of Sun by Oracle: has wedges Brussels

December 20, 2009 at 5:53 pm Leave a comment

Business – the European commission announces to have opened an in-depth survey on the operation which according to it raises problems of competition on the market of the databases.

The validation of the repurchase by Oracle from Sun Microsystems by the European commission will take time. Whereas American authorities N `have almost anything, Brussels announces this Thursday the opening D `an in-depth survey on this operation.

In one communicates, the Community executive indicates that its investigation
initial menee on the market of the databases and the software
D `” application; raise serious doubt as for its compatibility with
the single European market, because of problems of competition on the market
bases of donnees”; .

“; L `preliminary investigation menee by
Commission on the market has watch that the databases D `
are in direct competition with MySQL (Sun) in many segments
walk of the databases and that, of the general opinion, MySQL would have
to exert a stronger competing pressure as its
functionality S `ameliore”; , he is written in the text.

anti-competitive Effects

“; He is
also brought out of the investigation of the Commission which the fact that MySQL
that is to say an open database could not eliminate completely
the risks D `anticoncurrentiels” effects; , still explains the Commission
European.

“; The Commission must particularly take care has what it
repurchase does not reduce the choice of the consumers or N `does not involve
rise of prix”; , it has adds, stressing that the systems resting
on open software “; seem one more and more
viable alternative to the solutions +proprietaires+”; and that Brussels
“; must S `ensure that these solutions of substitution remain disponibles”; .

Short, Oracle must have patience. Jusqu `has there is little, the editor hoped that the transaction would be bouclee during the summer. C `is spleen. Services of the police chief with
Compete with, Neelie Kroes, indeed specify to lay out D `a time of
90 business days, jusqu `at January 19, 2010, to make a decision
final on this file.

Rappelons that it
S `is deroulee in April for a total of 7,4 billion dollars.
L `operation in particular enables him to take strategic positions
in storage, applicatifs Internet and mobiles (Java), the open one
source (MySQL, OpenSolaris, Glassfish, OpenOffice. org),
virtualisation (Virtualbox), the cloud computing, in the services, them
datacenters and waiters.
# Precisely, Oracle intends to profit
broad use which is made of Java and the system
D `Solaris exploitation among its customers. With this operation, Oracle hope to generate 1,5 billion dollar of
benefit the first year, and more than 2 billion the following year.

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