Two years ago, the company was an obscure open-source developer eclipsed by Apache; today, it has the hottest J2EE app server in town, zooming from zero to 60 with happy customers and new investment.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Chip maker’s AMD64 architecture rocked, roiled 32-bit, 64-bit worlds.
Apple Computer Inc.
A serious enterprise contender thanks to Panther, Java and Xcode.
BEA Systems Inc.
WebLogic 8.1 builds on strength with service-oriented architecture (SOA).
Enhanced WebSphere and Java/Linux on T-Rex big iron define leader.
JRun, Flash Remoting embed technologies deep within data center.
Despite legal woes, fends off competitors with .NET Framework 2003.
Forget NetWare: Now a Linux powerhouse with a powerful agenda.
While others were talking about grids, Oracle actually did something about them.
Sun Microsystems Inc.
Late with J2EE updates, but lower software pricing raised the bar.