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. My opinion is that a lot of the churn arunod JBI and SCA as competitors is mostly needless; I tend to think that SCA will be more important than JBI simply because it is targeted at a higher level value proposition. For our part, we will work to make sure that JBI is aligned with the broader SCA model. And for the record, I'm in the middle of reviews!


Do I have an opiniont? Is the Pope Catholic? Greg, we've known each other long eugnoh for a) you to know I've got an opinion, and b) me to know that you asked a loaded question ;-)I have to first admit that I haven't completely read the SCA specifications yet (hey, there's a lot there and I'm still juggling JBoss start-up stuff as well as WWW 2006 papers [remember those reviews ;-)]). However, I have to admit that I like what I see so far with SCA and although initially I did think there was more of an overlap with JBI, I don't necessarily see them as direct competitors any longer.I think one way to put it might be: if you've got a JBI implementation, then SCA still makes sense at the higher level. If you've got an SCA implementation without JBI, then it may be that JBI isn't a requirement for you.Mark.


You're probably right Mark. Do you think Sybase can replace Oracle as the database that SAP 'markets' to customers? It's a delicate line to argue I would imagine.

I also agree with you about Sybase being a better option than Teradata for SAP. I'm only guessing, but I think that 'downsizing' the SAP stack and going after the SME and mobile markets are seen internally as strategic key growth areas.

Thanks for the input Mark.

Mark Fazackerley

Surely this is also a play by SAP to reduce their dependence on Oracle DB. Nothing irritates SAP more than having to put Oracle DB forward for their ERP solutions. This will begin to allow them some freedom when the re-port all their solutions to run on Sybase.
My money was on them buying Teradata, but there you go - Sybase a much better buy.

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