Is Oracle building its own software stack?
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"If you spend much time in a CIO or CTO's office,
you'll have heard the phrase "software stack" a million times. It
usually means a suite of operating system, utilities, and
applications designed to deliver various services. For example, the
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python) stack is what lies
behind many Web sites, and the combination of Server 2008 R2,
Microsoft Exchange, Windows 7 and Outlook is what powers many
office e-mail systems.
"I begin to wonder if Oracle is beginning to build its own
stack. What brings this to mind is the announcement by Edward
Screven, chief corporate architect, that Oracle wants to give
companies access to a world where data centers have become "service