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"There is no executive in the IT world with more relevant experience than Mark [Hurd]" declared Oracle's founder & CEO Larry Ellison yesterday, as Oracle announced that Charles Phillips, who as Co-President with CFO Safra Catz has evolved Oracle's field culture toward a more customer-c...
In a breathtakingly unprecedented move never before seen in the Valley, Oracle very late Monday - and on a national holiday in the US - swapped the ex-Morgan Stanley guy who was supposed to be responsible for its blazing trail of acquisitions for ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd, a month to the day...
The report in the Wall Street Journal of the possibility that Oracle is about to hire ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd are being circulated Sunday the length and breadth of the World Wide Web.
Google has pulled out of JavaOne because Oracle is suing Google claiming that Android infringes on its Sun-inherited Java IP. Google blogged that the lawsuit made it “impossible for us to freely share our thoughts about the future of Java and open source generally” though that open sou...
Inter Bounded Task Flows (BTF) communications are aided in JDeveloper 11g by the use of contextual events, a BTF publish-subscribe mechanism for passing data between BTFs. Yet in some situations contextual events may be the equivalent of "using a sledge hammer to crack a nut", where de...
Worldwide server revenues surged 11% to $10.9 billion in Q2, according to IDC, which calls it the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth, the fastest quarterly revenue growth since 2003 and the fourth consecutive quarter of improving server market demand. Trouble...
The tug of war over 3PAR has picked up its pace. Thursday morning Dell upped its offer for the virtualized storage house to $24.30 a share, a scant 30 cents better than HP's surprise offer of $24 on Monday, but still roughly $1.53 billion, up significantly from the $1.15 billion tha...
The OpenSolaris governing board fell on its collective sword Monday and resigned en masse after Oracle continued to ignore its ultimatum to appoint a liaison guy to work with it on the future of the open source project. The move was anticlimactic to say the least. Oracle last week le...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is supposedly going to open his mind on the subject of Java, the prime reason he bought Sun. He’s supposed to deliver the keynote at JavaOne the middle of September and, along with Oracle EVP Thomas Kurian, discuss Oracle’s vision and strategy for Java. The...
Oracle has apparently rolled back Solaris to its pre-open source days. The company hasn’t made an official announcement, and may never, but an internal e-mail ostensibly to its own remaining Solaris engineers outlining its position on OpenSolaris just happened to fall into the hands ...
Oracle is apparently rolling back Solaris to its pre-open source days. The company hasn't made an official announcement, and may never, but an internal e-mail ostensibly to its own remaining Solaris engineers outlining its position on OpenSolaris just happened to fall into the hands...
Having said nothing for months about its intentions, a deafening silence that had Sun users biting their nails down to the quick about where the technology was really going – then demonstrating their angst in their order rate or their leap into the waiting arms of competitors – Oracle ...
IBM has stopped trying to thwart Oracle from hiring one of its former managers to head its on-demand unit selling cloud versions of Oracle’s applications. When Oracle hired Joanne Olsten, an 31-year IBM veteran, back in June, IBM sued claiming she was part of an “elite” group privy t...
SAP has admitted in court that it owes Oracle tens of millions of dollars because its defunct third-party TomorrowNow support subsidiary infringed Oracle’s copyrights when it plundered Oracle’s software and documentation but SAP drew the line and claimed the industrial espionage doesn’...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made it quite clear 16 months ago when he said he was buying Sun that he expected to clean up on embedded mobile Java – widgetry Sun never turned much of a buck on – so it should come as no great surprise to anybody that he’s suing Google and its problematic An...
Cloud Computing is growing in popularity within enterprises. Software licensing is a challenge under normal circumstances – but what happens when you move a part or all of your databases and applications to the cloud? Many software vendors’ product licensing rules do not neatly fit wit...
Microsoft’s Software-plus-Services strategy represents a view of the world where the growing feature-set of devices and the increasing ubiquity of the Web are combined to deliver more compelling solutions. Software-plus-Services represents an evolutionary step that is based on existing...
In early July Oracle suddenly and without warning shut down the three servers Sun contributed to the build and verify farm used to test developments in PostgreSQL, the open source database, according to itnews.com.au. The build farm is vital to PostgreSQL, which is sometimes cast the...
What are the chances that Chuck Phillips, the president of Oracle, the ex-Morgan Stanley guy involved in the company’s many acquisitions, doesn’t know whether Oracle will “probably double what we’ve spent on acquisitions in the last five years,” which is what he reportedly told a Fortu...
Oracle said Thursday that Dell and HP will sell Oracle Solaris, Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM on their x86 platforms, which will presumably come as some relief to customers uncertain of Oracle’s intentions. HP said in a canned statement that many users “have hardwired stacks of...
SAP’s quarter didn’t turn out quite as well as Oracle’s, its great competitor. Oracle’s earnings in the calendar second quarter were up 25%, helped by the Sun acquisition. SAP’s profits were up 16% to $638 million (€491 million), or 52 cents a share, but not as much as the punters th...
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...