Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

Solaris being canned, at least 50% of teams to be RIF'd in short term

All hands meetings being cancelled on orders from legal to prevent news from spreading.

Hardware teams being told to cease development.

There will be no Solaris 12, final release will be 11.4.

Orders coming straight from Larry.

No info on timing yet.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1

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Interesting I haven't seen or heard of compensation like that in these RIFs

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-2rrv

WARN will not help you - warns requires a 60 days notice, however if they pay you let's say 3 months as a part of the severance agreement, that covers the 60 days requirement...

Check out this https://www.thelayoff.com/h/sixtydaysnotice

Or just go to #SixtyDaysNotice

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-2ulx

It's only if they layoff a certain number. If it's in a different state laws too may be why they don't show up on the CA warn. Not every state has list out.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-2mth

WARN reporting is the law

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-2pka

Well - Is WARN Reporting mandatory ?

How has the System Dev BU moved from 5250 employees to 4850 in one year without any notice ?

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-2aqw

I like you cult of LE people. You drink the cool aid and are going to get screwed like you never imagined so go get some gel and be ready for that. I hear MH likes to cross that line. You can be first in line.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-2hgq

You're an idiot that has a future in the unemployment line. Don't forget to apply for food stamps.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-2cjh

all illiterate morons like the previous posters. do some research before having an opinion. for instance before bashing it against aws, learn about sparc sonoma servers you f*cking retards.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-2pxf

Also data center need is driven by user demand. Look up offering is based on workload needs. Not all customers will use SPARC not need it's capability. This is why AWS is winning so many users including enterprise users.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1bgd

Wishful thinking. No way will that strategy best Amazon and it will only assure our decline must quicker. Oracle has to be price competitive. Linux is not optimized for use with SPARC. The delays in development will lead to win even more late to the cloud.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1crb

Sparc will power oracles cloud but will be running Linux

Oracle will be its own biggest sparc customer with tens of thousands of servers across its cloud data centres

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1ypu

Not yet. It just means development will slow down and it will eventually be sold off. It's not a winning path for the company. I know it's hard to hear and many emotional ties to as a former Sun engineer. We have to face the music or live in denial for our future.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1vun

SPARC is not dead

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1ygp

layoffs seem to be a consequence of hurd poorly performing s-xually with his wife. Hence the need of a new s-xual partner. Need to be reinsured outside. Go hurd go ! more layoff to go !

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1ycn

About views since It impacts many jobs likely the news is out about this site.

Sad to see sparc go down but the signs are evident and the market for sparc is not good.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1frv

That roadmap is from almost one year ago...

What I've heard confirmed is there will be no Solaris 12, 11.4 will be the final release.

I don't know about Sparc, would like to see it survive but no idea if it will with Linux.

I don't want this to be true because it will impact my job, but it's pretty much done.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1xpk

@1xki It's probably the same 50 posters refreshing the page to see responses

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1iqm

True but the lastest roadmap does not show development with Linux. The development path has been tied with Solaris 12 release. A deviation from this could imply many things.

http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/servers/sparc/oracle-sparc/sparc-roadmap-slide-2076743.pdf

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1qoi

Apparently people forget that Linux actually runs on Sparc.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1atw

If this sh-- is not true why so many views in one day? Over 7000 views!

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1xki

And off course, global warming is a definite hoax

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1bgs

very unlikely that Oracle would report any layoffs.

these things are decided two weeks in advance when Hurd gives the order near the end of the half year (now)!!!

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1poa

I work at Oracle, but I don't see anything on California WARN list

http://www.edd.ca.gov/Jobs_and_Training/Layoff_Services_WARN.htm#ListingofWARNNotices

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1mbr

Interesting how oracle is divesting from products acquired in the Sun acquisition. They cut java teams, now Solaris, next sparc but they will likely keep the MySQL.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1ccw

@1dlm your ignorance shows since your every statement is false. SPARC does make money and good margin, while MH was not even at Oracle during the Sun acquisition.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1hez

said the person who thinks that it is called solair.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1kcm

You don't need to be a fortune teller to know Solair and Sparc will get ex sooner or later. That is no secret Oracle losing money every quarter on those. It still exist because MH don't want to admit making bad decision on Sun acquisition.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1dlm

Understandable people are worried about the jobs impact.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1gvj

From a very good source I've been told this rumor is true. And I work at Oracle.

I understand change is inevitable but I'll always have a soft spot for Sparc and Solaris.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1edk

What hardware teams would be impacted?

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1qdj

confirmed

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1rzn

Can anyone confirm with more detail Solaris and sparc news stated in this post

https://www.thelayoff.com/t/KBEVoB1

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1epb

hh

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1sjf

Oracle puts the breaks on Solaris developments. It's also causing developing to stop on the hardware sparc front extent unknown. Impacts to teams worldwide in the thousands. Timeframe of RIFs not yet known. All hands meetings had been planned but got canceled at the direction of the legal department.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1pqy

Lots of sparc hardware sales ppl got moved because of this. Separate from RIF talk in Solaris and sparc teams.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1ied

typically layoffs happen at the beginning of june and december in sales, can everyone with info please specify if they are speaking about Hardware/Software Development under Larry, and/or sales under Hurd?

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-1pey

50% RIFs Solaris/sparc teams. Timeline tbd

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-lvd

HW impacts also known

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-njw

I work for Oracle too! It's been confirmed.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-gho

AFAIK, I have confirmed news about solaris being moved to maintenance mode. No word on SPARC. That is most likely a rumor.

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Post ID: @KBEVoB1-veb

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