Oracle also wants to accelerate UI and dynamic language capabilities.
Programming APIs for Java ME and SE Java Micro Edition (ME), for handheld devices, will be unified. "Our strategy there is to offer and bring back the same premise that Java had on the server side," which is write-once, run-anywhere, said Kurian.
Power consumption also will continue to be optimized in ME, as will performance and startup times. Oracle will keep delivering optimized binaries for carriers and device partners.
JavaFX, for building rich Internet and multimedia applications, will get aggressive investments, Kurian said. "[With JavaFX], you get the ability to build a cinematic-type experience but programming [is] in Java," he said.
GlassFish, which serves as the Java EE reference implementation, will continue on with more investment from Oracle. It will be geared for departmental use, continuing Sun's focus for the product, Kurian said. "We will share technology across WebLogic and GlassFish," Kurian said, referring to the Oracle WebLogic application server Oracle acquired when it bought BEA. "Weblogic Server remains our strategic product for enterprise applications and enterprise customers," offering clustering, high availability and scalablity, said Kurian.
NetBeans and VirtualBox also get Oracle's buy-in
NetBeans, the Sun-driven open source Java IDE that has competed with Oracle JDeveloper and the Eclipse platform, will remain as a "lightweight development environment for Java developers," Kurian said. But JDeveloper continues as Oracle's enterprise development tool.
Oracle will focus NetBeans on what it does for dynamic languages and scripting as well as for mobile development. It also offers a reference implementation Java EE development, said Kurian. Additionally, Oracle will continue in invest in Sun's Hudson continuous-build solution for developers.
In the virtualization space, Oracle and Sun technologies will provide "the most comprehensive [technology] set for virtualization from desktop to server," Screven said. Sun VirtualBox virtualization software will become part of the Oracle VM family.
Oracle also will maintain the Sun ESB. Sun Master Index, for master data management, will be invested in for its possibilities in health care.