Oracle chief turns up the heat against IBM

10/16/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

CEO Larry Ellison told attendees at Oracle's annual conference the company was prepared to take on IBM in the enterprise market, wagering $10 million Oracle's database systems could outperform IBM's. The comments came as the company awaits approval for its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems, a move that is expected to increase competition between the new-found rivals.

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