HP and Oracle Battle in Court!!{3}

The article I read for this week is pretty interesting and also entertaining. It discusses the recent relationship between HP and Oracle that has gone sour over the duration of the past two years since their long fruitful relationship ended on a bad note. HP filed the suit being heard next week. It wants a court to declare that the so-called Hurd Agreement reached in September 2010 is a binding contract and that Oracle breached it by dropping Itanium development. HP also accused Oracle of libel and defamation, saying the company lied when it said that Intel was planning to kill Itanium. HP said Oracle was pulling development from Itanium in a bid to pull customers over to its own hardware, which came from HPs acquisition of Sun.

I found this article interesting because it’s like a huge soap opera. CEO going from one company to the other. It’s like a high school friendship gone bad and one friend took the other’s girlfriend. I think that these companies were better off working together to develop more innovative things and stop working against each other and causing each other problems.

This article relates to class because Oracle is  one of the main database software providers and their company’s future will play a part in the industry we are going into.


Lawson, Stephen. “Oracle-HP Trial Will Trace an Ill-fated Partnership.” Computerworld. IDG.net, 1 June 2012. Web. 04 June 2012. <http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9227687/Oracle_HP_trial_will_trace_an_ill_fated_partnership?taxonomyId=173>.