20 To Watch In 2010

5 Companies: Oracle

Will they or won't they? As of press time, Oracle and Sun still hadn't sealed their planned $7.4 billion deal, awaiting approval of the acquisition by the European Commission. But most signs point to "go," meaning CEO Larry Ellison will spend much of 2010 integrating Sun and its technology into the Oracle fold. Solution providers will be paying particular attention to Oracle's handling of Sun's hardware lines, which Ellison has sworn to continue.

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