Kebabbert, I don't know how many years of IT experience you have.
But, as I remind in the dot com boom when Sun bought the remains of Cray design, they loved to do the TPC game, cause they had a bleeding edge technology with lots of processing power.
Well, then that cycle ended, HP had its glorious PA-RISC days well ahead of SPARC.
Suddenly, Sun started to hate TPC metrics... go figure...
At that time, Fujitsu was the only vendor to publish Solaris metrics.
Then, Fujitsu made an OEM agreement with zombie-Sun.
And, at that time, Itanium-2 and POWER5 were well ahead of Fujitsu.
Guess what? Fujitsu started to hate TPC... go figure...
TPC is a real 2 horses race for quite sometime. SPARC is a joke on database performance.
LDOM and Container are also horrible.
Solaris still solid and good, but with these hardwares and features, no one uses that anymore. Combine these with all European probe going on, who's gonna buy Sun boxes? At the end of probe, we will see a mere 1-digit percentage share for Sun.