In a live event on January 27, 2010, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, along with executives from Oracle and Sun, outlined the strategy for the combined companies, product roadmaps, and how customers will benefit from having all components—hardware, operating system, database, middleware, and applications—engineered to work together.
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