You know that rumor going around a couple of weeks ago about IBM buying Sun Microsystems?
Insert "Oracle" where "IBM" was and you apparently now have a fact and not a rumor.
C:NET's reporting that Oracle will be buying Sun in a $7.4B deal.
MySQLers, are you ready for your Oracle database upgrade?
Speaking of upgrade, if you haven't yet signed up for the Impact event in Viva Las Vegas May 3-8, seats are still available.
I could give you five good reasons to attend, but my friends in WebSphere have already provided them.
Of course, you don't have to wait to get to Vegas to find out what's going on with Smart SOA.
On April 28 and 29, IBM is offering the first exclusive virtual worlds SOA tour into the Virtual Forbidden City.
Launched last year, the Virtual Forbidden City is built using service oriented architecture principles and IBM technology.
This limited attendance tour will demonstrate how similar methodologies can be used to integrate your business with linked, repeatable business tasks and services.
You can get a feel for the environment and hear from the Virtual Forbidden City project lead, mi amigo John Tolva, in this really cool overview video.