Friday, October 16, 2009

Scott McNealy's Keynote at Oracle World - Top 10 Innovations at Sun

If you are a fan of Sun Microsystems, a fan of Scott McNealy or just a student of computer history, this video of Scott McNealy at Oracle World is a must watch. 

Scott listed his Top 10 Innovations at Sun:

  1. NFS/PC-NFS Technology
  2. SPARC
  3. Open Source Technology
  4. BSD + UNIX System 5 = Solaris
  5. Java (Java Card, Java SE/ME/EE and JavaFX)
  6. E10K Starfire (came from a Cray acquisition)
  7. ZFS/Open StorateFlash (Exadata)
  8. Project BlackBox
  9. Sun Ray
  10. CMT (Chip Multi-Threading)
I agree with this list except for Project Black Box.  I think DTrace should be in its place.  I am biased, but I don't think there is a company that has been a better steward of technology and innovation than Sun Microsystems.

James Gosling, the father of Java, also came on to speak about what he sees happening with Oracle and Java.