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JavaOne Monday Morning Keynote: Fujitsu and John Fowler

Posted by editor on September 20, 2010 at 9:45 AM PDT

A brief review of Monday morning's JavaOne keynote, which I watched on the Oracle Technology Network Live videostream. It was a two-part keynote, with Fujitsu leading off and John Fowler following.

Fujitsu's presentation opened with a video production that talked about the craftsmanship and attention to detail that is an important aspect of Japan's history--basically a Fujitsu commercial that says Fujitsu continues this tradition, "shaping tomorrow with you."

Fujitsu considers us to be moving from a network-centric era into a human-centric era, where data and technology are applied for the benefit of individuals (for example, GPS navigation, entertainment, health).

The next video covered Fujitsu's history. I didn't know that the original SPARC processor was developed by Fujitsu, and that Fujitsu and Sun had a close relationship with respect to the development of Sun hardware and Solaris.

John Fowler came on to talk about Fujitsu's partnership with Oracle (and Sun) to end the Fujitsu keynote, then proceeded to talk on his own about Oracle's hardware and software objectives and new products, including new servers and a Solaris 11 preview.


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