Oracle is an innovator for sure. They also like to nail it where it hurts. They are surly adept at finding the most obscure yet promising niches of the market. This tim they sucked the breath out of VMware, the fourth-largest publicly held software maker in the world. VMware has a market value of about $34 billion. But now it would be real hard for VMware and EMC which holds the 84% shares of VMware to hang on to that leverage anymore.
Oracle VM was announced in the Oracle OpenWorld, and atonce the shares of Oracle rose, and the shares of VMware plummetted.
In computing, virtualization is a broad term that refers to the abstraction of computer resources. Uptill now VMware was the sole king of this market. Most of the DBAs are aware of this fabulous tool, as it allowed them to test Oracle products without going through the hassles of installing and configuring disparate platforms. Now Oracle has come itself in the market of virtualization, and claiming that its VM is three times efficient then of competitors.
You can download Oracle VM here.