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Best cloud solutions are created by integrating multiple applications. Some of these applications are on premise while others are delivered through the cloud. SaaS vendors supporting integration standards enables easier implementation of cloud solutions. Having purchased a MacBook P...
NaviSite, Inc., a provider of complex hosting, application management and managed cloud services for the enterprise market, is using a combination of Oracle's Sun servers and Oracle software to run its mission-critical systems. With more than 1,500 customers in 10 datacenters across t...
To help organizations simplify application security, Oracle announced Oracle Identity Management 11g -- an integrated and open set of best-of-breed components built on a common platform and engineered to deliver unparalleled integration both within and across the suite through a series...
In Part 4 I discussed the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse and how it allows you to view, create, and manage JPA entity relationships. The Entity Editor provides a centralized view of all entity relationships, allows you to modify entity properties, and allows you to navigate between...
Extending the performance and scalability leadership of Oracle SOA Suite 11g, Oracle announced Oracle Service Bus 11g. Part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware product family, and a component of Oracle SOA Suite 11g, Oracle Service Bus 11g transforms complex and brittle application archi...
Larry Ellison wanted to buy the Golden State Warriors, the Oakland, California basketball team, and reportedly outbid the competition but then reportedly got aced out himself by a group led by Kleiner Perkins partner Joseph Lacob, a part owner of the Boston Celtics. Ellison’s partner...
EMC is buying Greenplum and its data warehousing widgetry, which means it’ll be competing with Oracle’s pet Exadata widgetry, not to mention Teradata, Netezza and the other famously data-inclined. In fact, EMC is going to use the privately held Greenplum to start a new data computing ...
MySQL veterans either disaffected or dismissed by Oracle are starting a new company called SkySQL that will offer “enterprise-class support and services for the MySQL ecosystem.” The outfit is being pulled together by former MySQL SVP of global services Ulf Sandberg and its one-parag...
He said he was going to do it and he has. MySQL founder Monty Widenius has made good his quixotic threat to appeal the European Commission’s decision to approve Oracle’s acquisition of Sun – and with it MySQL, which Sun paid a downright silly billion dollars for two years ago. Oracle ...
The New York Times says that Oracle killed a Sun project to clone Intel’s x86 Xeon server chip and turn out a “no-frills, low-power variant” that it could put into thousands of servers for folks like Facebook, Yahoo and Google. The paper said it had heard tell of such a thing for a l...
Oracle has hired David Boies to argue its case against SAP. Oracle has made it clear in a 2008 filing with the court that its damages “are, at a minimum, well into the several hundreds of millions of dollars and likely are at least a billion dollars.” Boies is the guy who won the Justi...
Oracle doesn't look like it's choking on Sun any. It beat the Street and its own projections Thursday when it reported its fiscal Q4 numbers. Revenue was up 39% and income was up 25%. That translates into a record 46 cents a share on $9.5 billion - 60 cents non-GAAP on expectations ...
IBM filed a breach-of-contract / misappropriation of trade secrets suit in New York Supreme Court last week seeking to hold Joanne Olsen to her non-compete and stop her from going to Oracle for a year. It’s gotten a temporary restraining order according to InformationWeek. Olsen,...
On Wednesday BeyondTrust announced PowerBroker support of Oracle® VM hypervisors and Oracle Enterprise Linux. BeyondTrust and Oracle have collaborated to provide granular control and monitoring of privilege delegation from hypervisor to guest – providing comprehensive security and comp...
On Tuesday NaviSite, Inc. announced it has achieved Platinum Partner status in the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). By accepting NaviSite into its highest partnership level, Oracle has recognized the Company's in-depth expertise and excellence in hosting services for Oracle applications an...
GlassFish v3, the Reference Implementation of Java EE 6, can easily run on multiple cloud infrastructures. This session will provide a brief introduction to Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3. In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Arun Gupta, Java EE and GlassFish evangelist w...
To help organizations increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve content security, Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle Enterprise Content Management Suite 11g, a comprehensive, integrated and high-performance content management solution. A component of Oracle Fusion ...
Sun appears to be sticking in Oracle’s craw and so it’s gonna cough up more of what it can’t digest and lay off what looks to be a lot more Sun people – mostly in Europe and Asia, it says. It didn’t say how many people but late Friday it told the SEC that the severance charges alone ...
“The sales force could care less if they sold things that lost money because the commission was the same in either case,” Ellison told Reuters. Sun also lost money when it resold high-end storage equipment from Hitachi, storage software from Symantec and consulting services from other ...
# Expanding the industry's most comprehensive family of carrier-grade servers, Oracle on Tuesday announced the Sun Netra 6000 for the communications industry. The introduction of the Sun Netra 6000 further extends Oracle's leadership with the most complete portfolio for the communicat...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Richard Sarwal, Senior VP of Product Development at Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software company, was named to the International Advisory Board of Cloud Expo. By forming an International Advisory Board, Cloud Expo extends its leadership p...
Continuing its investment in MySQL, Oracle has announced the immediate availability of the latest release of MySQL Enterprise, a comprehensive offering of production support, monitoring tools, and MySQL database software. A key component of this release is MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.2...
Platform as a Service (PaaS) requires a robust tool-set that has to go through a stringent selection process before someone picks it as their platform to build strong solutions on. The folks selecting it usually know the risks associated with picking a wrong platform. That is why I pi...
What if all that tap dancing, posturing, bargaining and political in-fighting Oracle had to do to get clearance to pick up MySQL along with Sun Microsystems was an utter waste of time and money. What if MySQL was suddenly shown to be one of Mr. Darwin’s fabled evolutionary dead ends. ...
"It's all too easy for storage vendors to get wrapped around the axle of technological brilliance. Yet what really matters to end users is applied technology, and that's what EMC Proven Solutions approach is all about," said Mark Peters, Senior Analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group....
Enterprise IT must constantly evolve to respond to rapidly changing business requirements and new technologies. Cloud computing promises to accelerate that evolution with far-reaching, convergent principles such as self-service, pay-for-use, rapid deployment, elastic scalability and ef...
Oracle has started charging 90 buck a throw for a plug-in that lets users of Microsoft’s Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs read, edit and save in the OpenDocument Format (ODF) of the OpenOffice productivity suite and lets Office users and OpenOffice users share files. A kinder, gent...
Here’s a surprise. Ignore everything you’ve been reading lately about the pressing concerns that businesses and consumers have about maintaining and accessing data and apps safely on the cloud. Apparently, what matters more, according to a new survey by cloud platform provider CloudSha...
Java papa James Gosling, who left Oracle on Good Friday slamming the door behind him, has dropped another provocative hint about the circumstances of his departure from Sun's new master. When he blogged that he'd quit, he wrote "As to why I left, it's difficult to answer: Just about...
Oracle has taken to running its BEA-inherited WebLogic application server without an operating system underneath. At least that’s what its press says. Complements of its proprietary JRockit virtual machine the WebLogic Server is now supposed to be able to run directly on the free Oracl...
Enterprise IT must constantly evolve to respond to rapidly changing business requirements and new technologies. Cloud computing promises to accelerate that evolution with far-reaching, convergent principles such as self-service, pay-for-use, rapid deployment, elastic scalability and ef...
To reassure an uneasy and dubious MySQL community about Oracle’s administration of the open source database, Oracle’s chief corporate architect Edward Screven, a Larry Ellison direct report, said at a MySQL conference Tuesday that Oracle would be increasing investment in the thing “on ...
"We believe that cloud is an important trend that we will support. We have two objectives. The first is to ensure that cloud computing is fully enterprise grade, meaning high performance, scalability, reliability, availability, security and standards-based for portability and interoper...
Once the news got out that it had welched on its 2005 patent pledge to the open source community and had threatened TurboHercules (TH) with patent infringement, IBM had to come up with some cover story or another to contain the fallout. So it switched places with many of its observers ...
The JPA ORM Generation wizard allows modification of existing O/R mappings and the creation of new entity associations. The tasks you will complete in this step are: Create a new one-to-one association between CUSTOMER and CUSTOMERID; Review generated classes with annotations; Add ann...
It appears the Solaris free ride is over. Oracle is clamping down on the freeloading riffraff. No more perpetual use of the operating system without coughing up some dough. Oracle says any downloads of Solaris 10, the stable version of the Sun operating system, are only good for a 90-...
The cloud promises immediate and limitless scale across all types of applications. This raises practical questions about system utilization, capacity planning and performance issues related to the widespread usage of virtual servers and storage. How will the cloud mitigate requirements...
Oracle – on which as many fortunes hang these days as depended on its ancient namesakes – came in with fiscal Q3 earnings down 10% year-over-year at $1.2 billion, or 23 cents a share, Thursday on revenues up 17% to $6.47 billion. The revenues beat Wall Street estimates of $6.34 billi...
Mårten Mickos, the guy who sold MySQL to Sun for a billion dollars, has got himself another company. Now all he has to do is find another sucker like Sun. Mårten, who wouldn't be Mårten without that cute little Finnish doohickey over his name, has been named CEO of Eucalyptus System...
Richard Sarwal is SVP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager. He brings more than 18 years of industry experience with a proven track record of database and systems management skills covering the critical areas of scalability, availability and performance, to his role as Senior V...