I didn't know all the history behind JBoss until I read Shaun Connolly's blog on the topic. It turns out that JBoss has been stalking BEA for some time. Unfortunately for BEA, IBM and JBoss now appear to be poised to eclipse its once-thriving business altogether.
Dear BEA friends,
Now that the Oracle acquisition is finally coming to pass, take your cash prize and get the hell out of there. Join us and dance on the grave of proprietary apps!
I need as many sales people and customer support engineers as we can get our hands on.
Apologies for the blatant advertisement. Consider it community service.
For anyone who's ever listened to Oracle founder Larry Ellison talk about his company, or on any topic for that matter, it can be entertaining. The dude is humorous, has great punch-line timing, and at times will make outlandish comments that send his public relations team into major damage control.
The tightly scripted press conference, which had Ellison reading off a piece a paper, conjured up images of a tiger in a tight cage. His … Read more
Credit Suisse is citing Oracle's acquisition of BEA Systems as a "win win across the board" in research sent out to its clients. Writes Jason Maynard:It further diversifies Oracle's business and strengthens its competitive position....We continue to think Oracle is the best positioned enterprise software company and the most capable of handling a potential slowdown in IT spending.
Rebecca Wettemann, VP of Nucleus Research, piles on to the lovefest, arguing:Acquiring BEA technology cements Oracle's position of leadership in the application and application integration space. While Oracle's integration story with Fusion middleware and AIA was already much stronger and "realer" than SAP's, this adds more integration expertise and technology to the portfolio.
So, good for Oracle. But it's also probably a huge boon for Red Hat and the JBoss team. Why?… Read more
Apparently, Larry Ellison didn't like the idea of anyone getting more than a few minutes of press for an acquisition. Following on the heels of Sun's acquisition of MySQL, Oracle is announcing that it is buying everyone else on the planet to prevent this from happening again.
No, actually, Oracle has announced that it is buying BEA Systems for $8.5 billion. The proprietary world just got even more consolidated with less choice and higher costs for buyers.… Read more
BEA Systems rolled out a slew of announcements Wednesday and, no, none of them had to do with Oracle's efforts to acquire the company, or BEA's largest shareholder Carl Icahn raising a stink about its lackluster share price.
Rather, the company unveiled its BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security 3.0, its new WebLogic Event Server tools to support Eclipse's open-source environment, and announced its BEA Guardian will be offered free of charge.
BEA's AquaLogic Enterprise Security 3.0 is designed to dish up new security service modules to aid customers' ability to secure application integrations, business processes, … Read more
One of the things that I have noted in the past is the fact that ongoing consolidation limits the choices for IT buyers. There will eventually be a backlash against these behemoths and we'll see more open source and SaaS alternatives take the place of these giants.Today's WSJ notes As Software Firms Merge, Synergy Is Elusive: The issue of what customers experience after a big tech merger is once again coming to the fore as the software industry undergoes its latest wave of consolidation. International Business Machines Corp. last week plunked down $5 billion to buy software … Read more
I'm not really a huge sports guy but I do peripherally pay attention when something entertaining is going on, especially when a beloved star like Alex Rodriguez gets taken to task for unconscionable greed.Rodriguez and Boras botched this thing from the very beginning. They alienated Yankees fans with their greed and indifference. They angered the Steinbrenners with their arrogance (and that takes some doing, considering how the Steinbrenners handled the Joe Torre situation). And they created a scenario where absolutely no one would want to root for A-Rod's success. If anything, you rooted for the Yankees, which … Read more
BEA Systems investors apparently still hold the faith that a buyout deal will go through--whether it's with Oracle is another matter.
On a day when Wall Street took a hammering, with the Dow Jones falling a sharp 360 points to 13,300.02, BEA's stock rose 1.18 percent to close at $17.08 a share.
At that price, BEA's stock is back to the level it was trading when Oracle yanked its $17-a-share buyout price off the table a little over a week ago.
Previously, the stock sunk to $16.50 a share post-Oracle-pullout and kissed … Read more