This is not entirely unlike MIT deciding to field a competitive football team, but Ellison being Ellison, he could not be less worried. “We have a wealth of technology to package into systems,” said Ellison, who won the America’s Cup in February. “I see no reason why we can’t get this to where Sun under Oracle should be larger than Sun ever was.”
In a rare interview he discussed his turnaround efforts at Sun so far, revealed plans to purchase additional hardware companies and detailed new products that will launch in the near future. And he did so with his usual in-your-face style – heaping all manner of abuse, for example, on Sun’s previous managers.