Gartner Research

The Future of Oracle SPARC

Published: 14 October 2010

ID: G00207317

Analyst(s): George J. Weiss


Oracle will keep SPARC/Solaris in play for strategic, mission-critical, scale-up applications. However, new Oracle integrated systems (e.g., Exadata Database Machine and Exalogic Elastic Cloud) for cloud and mission-critical databases will affect SPARC in a declining Unix market.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Scenario A: Oracle SPARC Has a Positive, Thriving Future
  • Scenario B: Oracle SPARC Comes Under Pressure and Continues to Decline
  • How Scenario B Could Subdue Scenario A
  • What Can Derail Scenario B
  • The Bottom Line

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