At JavaOne in San Francisco, a battle ensued between BEA Systems CEO Bill Coleman, and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. In a truly ugly display of how contentious the application server market has become, they argued over whose product was better, faster, cheaper. The keynote was so rife with charges and countercharges that they had to hold an after-keynote press conference to explain themselves.
(Java 2 Enterprise Edition), J2SE (Standard Edition), and J2ME (Micro Edition for embedded applications). His presentation was 85% Java is so cool and 15% BEA rules . He discussed the concept that businesses have to be adaptive and fast , and that BEA is the de facto standard product for these types of implementations. After Coleman spoke, things got interesting. Mr. Ellison took the stage and spent the majority of his time shooting directly at BEA, complete with charts and graphs. Some excerpts