Can Ruby/Rails be the de facto n-tier platform in future IT shops?

Can Ruby/Rails be scaled to replace the traditional corporate n-tier
paradigm:

database server <---- java/beans ---> application server <---- browser
GUI?

One example would be:

Oracle <--- Java (ejb) ---> IBM Websphere <---- MS IE or Mozilla GUI.

Thoughts?
I'm just pondering this as I develop my skill set.

Regards,

Ric.

I believe this a business/political question rather than a technical
one...

Frederick Lee wrote:

Can Ruby/Rails be scaled to replace the traditional corporate n-tier
paradigm:

database server <---- java/beans ---> application server <---- browser
GUI?

One example would be:

Oracle <--- Java (ejb) ---> IBM Websphere <---- MS IE or Mozilla GUI.

Thoughts?
I'm just pondering this as I develop my skill set.

Regards,

Ric.

I remember the same question about 12-15 years back which asked if Java
would eventually replace c++ on the server and the answer was: No.

I also remember when I was laughed at when I suggested that we support
IE and I was told that IE would never replace Netscape as the browser of
choice as it only had 10% market share..

I remember a little before that when I was laughed at when I asked about
the possibility of c replacing fortran 77 at my school of "higher
learning"

I remember a little before that when a girl I just started dating, asked
me to her place so she could cook me dinner and I eagerly responded with
a resounding yes as I was very hungry but not for food. When we arrived
and she asked me what I wanted to eat, I responded that I wasn't hungry
and we both pondered over this for a half an hour trying to sort it all
out..

My only memories before that involve something to do with staples,
railroad tails and ripe tomatoes but I can't seem to make any sense of
it..

hth

ilan