In a move aimed at benefiting its existing Oracle WebLogic Server customers along with users of Sun Microsystems’s GlassFish server, Oracle has asserted that it will continue to invest on the much vaunted Sun’s Java application server.
Oracle essentially plans to look at aligning the common infrastructure components of the two platforms with an idea of harnessing key competencies and even possibly sharing modules in future.
The move from Oracle also comes across as a surprise to many technology analysts who believed that Oracle may not be interested in the solution; however it now seems that Oracle just may be looking to keep something in its product line that can be offered as an open source alternative to Red Hat’s JBoss.
Though not much details are available regarding Oracle plans to augment the GlassFish platform, it does come across another positive sign that the database major is looking to improve key solutions that Sun today offers.
Other areas where Oracle may look to harness commonalities may include data management and caching services in clustered environments.
It is important to note that a major reason behind Oracle’s plans to acquire Sun Microsystems is based on the fact that it believes there are several areas where Sun’s existing technological competence and solutions lends can help it improve its business line and the GlassFish one such example.