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Businesses today have a distinct desire to develop recurring revenue streams to improve customer lifetime value and as a result they have been focusing on delivering new digital services via a subscription based model. This focus is creating a radical shift in the market, driving new r...
In my opinion, Object Storage officially broke through this month. It went from being the “next” big thing to being “the” big thing. Why? Because Larry said so. Well, technically he didn’t: someone else had to do it for him as he skipped the Oracle Open World Keynote to see Team USA wi...
Prior to service-oriented architecture (SOA), many companies suffered from the infamous “accidental architecture” which evolved as a result of accumulating a large number of point-to-point application integration connections. Unless IT takes a strong role ensuring Software as a Service...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
ARM has cut a multi-year deal with Oracle to optimize the Java Platform Standard Edition for its 32-bit chips further and to add Java SE support to its v8 64-bit platforms expected to be used in servers. The company said the pact will focus on delivering throughput and efficient scal...
Introducing new products faster, reducing costs and increasing productivity continue to be top priorities for companies around the world and many of them are looking to Cloud computing to help meet these goals. Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation provides a unified platform across co...
"The challenges associated with keeping on top of the constant stream of network and infrastructure management events are well known. Entuity has addressed this directly with its new advanced/embedded event management features," said Jim Frey, VP of network management research at Enter...
The third of the three “startling” alliances that Larry Ellison predicted would happen this week has come to pass. Failing organic growth Oracle has tied up with Larry’s “other” company, sometime competitor NetSuite, one of the first SaaS companies, predating even salesforce.com by a...
Oracle and salesforce.com, two rivals that have been personally at each other’s throats from time to time, said Tuesday that they’ve cut a comprehensive nine-year partnership involving all three tiers of cloud computing: applications, platform and infrastructure. Late Monday Oracle a...
Compuware on Tuesday announced breakthroughs in Application-Aware Network Performance Monitoring (AA-NPM) and User Experience Management (UEM), delivering solutions that provide deep insight into the correlation between network and application performance, and how the network contribut...
Over the past two decades relational databases have been most successful in serving large scale OLTP and OLAP applications across enterprises. However, in the past couple of years with the advent of Big Data, processing especially processing unstructured data coupled with the need for ...
Larry Ellison is paying for dissing the cloud gods. He missed his numbers for the second time in a row in his fiscal fourth quarter ended in May, historically Oracle’s strongest quarter, raising questions about Oracle being able to adapt and compete in the new cloud world.
In an interesting exercise in sharing that begs to be plumbed, Marc Benioff, founder and CEO of cloud doyen Salesforce.com, has hired himself a president-cum-vice-chairman and where else would the wannabe-Larry Ellison look but among the veterans of Oracle, his alma mater. His pick i...
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for busin...
NetSuite, the cloud-based ERM house majority-owned by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, has agreed to buy OrderMotion, a cloud-based Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) order management company. Financial terms were not disclosed. OrderMotion, which has been around for a long time, has gotten over $10 m...
Today's developers want platforms that make innovation faster, less complex, and more efficient. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Gene Eun, Sr. Director, Oracle Cloud at Oracle, will provide an overview of Oracle Cloud's easy-to-use, enterprise-grade, and open sta...
What's the difference between "DBaaS" and "DRaaS"? What's the current status of Hadoop? What's the US Government doing right now in the Cloud? How about the financial industry? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Which cloud model is right for your company? How can y...
Many enterprises are pursuing cloud computing to reduce costs and speed time to value, all with lower risk and improved service levels. We've seen many customers succeed by organizing their transformation into distinct, manageable phases: a Journey to the Enterprise Cloud. Service De...
What are all the requirements for planning, preparing, deploying, monitoring, and managing enterprise private clouds from a cloud builder's perspective? In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Anand Akela, Sr. Principal Product Director at Oracle, will show how Oracle En...
Larry Ellison’s latest scheme for proving his multibillion-dollar investment in Sun was a brilliant scheme will be to move features from the Oracle database like accelerated queries and Java middleware into Sun silicon. “Software in silicon is redefining enterprise computing,” he sai...
Oracle said Monday that it’s buying Tekelec, which makes mobile broadband software that service providers use to manage and monetize multimedia applications and the increased mobile data traffic they’re seeing. Tekelec claims 300 SP clients in 100 countries. Terms were not disclose...
Amazon Web Services EC2 Cloud is full scale public data center offering services that are in many aspects far ahead of ancient practices present in regular IT environments. Fast provisioning and virtually unlimited scale make old fashioned server procurement and installations look like...
Red Hat has transitioned into a leadership role for the OpenJDK 6 project, effectively extending support for the technology and its users. The move reinforces Red Hat’s commitment to the broader Java community and its future as a leading platform for mission-critical enterprise applica...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Wednesday gave the world another lesson in how to spend like a billionaire. He announced that he’s bought Island Air, the airline that makes hops between the Hawaiian Islands, to go with his purchase last year of almost all of Lanai, the resort island off Maui,...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has evidently called in a few markers and persuaded some of his friends to stand up with him in his legal battle over Java against Google and its Android operating system. On Tuesday, the last day to file amicus briefs supporting Oracle’s appeal of the distri...
After you have secured your private electronic information using encryption and learned how to encrypt and digitally sign files for others, how do you extract the information and determine who encrypted the file? Asymmetric public/private key encryption allows you to decipher the infor...
Identity management just isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days when knowing who had access to what was simply enough. In today’s world of increasing government and industry regulation; networked communications and collaboration; and pervasive mobility, the requirements have funda...
Oracle Monday appealed the multibillion-dollar Google-Java decision that went horribly against it last year when Android was found not to infringe on its patent or copyrights. It says if works of fiction are protected by copyright, so should the Java language claiming that Google copie...
Remember back almost two years ago now when Oracle said it wasn’t going to write software anymore for the Itanium chip that HP depended on for its high-end, high-margin Integrity and Superdome servers with their lucrative service contracts because the Itanium chip was secretly nearing ...
We are looking at problems these technologies attempt to solve and their inherent limitations, in relations to their usefulness in enterprise computing. Oracle database is a relational database management system that mostly complies with ACID transaction requirements (atomicity, consi...
In today’s environment, information security is crucial for everyone. Security needs vary widely from protecting social security numbers to guarding corporate strategy. Information espionage can occur at all levels. A human resources employee or manager takes employee personnel files h...
Oracle is going to buy Acme Packet, a Massachusetts networking gear player that sells secure IP video conferencing, data and voice calling to SPs and the enterprise. Acme is a company, described as a “one of Boston’s recent success stories,” as well as a rival of Cisco and Juniper, m...
Social interactions driven by mobile devices are causing a huge growth in infrastructure needs by enterprises. This write-up is about an event held for enterprise users. The growth of mobile devices generated by smartphones and tablets is driving universal access to information in th...
Modern enterprise class Oracle shops typically operate hundreds of Oracle databases, all managed by sizable DBA teams. Properly deployed Oracle databases actually require little administrative effort. I am here exploring ideas, technologies and techniques that bring us closer to the...
EPractize Labs offers mock exam simulator with study guide for OCEJWCD 6 (SCWCD 6) certification and it was released during OCE Web Component Certification beta stage itself. The software kit, OCEJWCD 6 Certification Training Lab Kit contains 706 practice questions with brief expla...
NetSuite said Thursday that it’s bought 28-year-old Retail Anywhere in a deal that’s supposed to deliver the first cloud-based system that unifies POS and e-commerce in a single application. The company, which is majority owned by Larry Ellison, says it’s bringing brick-and-mortar re...
Are you suffering from double vision in your IT? As odd as it sounds, this is a common occurrence. Line-of-business (LOB) stakeholders often use a different set of criteria to measure IT than IT uses to measure itself. This can lead to a kind of “double vision”that can hurt IT prospect...
automation and revenue performance management software. It’s agreed to pay $23.50 a share, a 31% premium over Eloqua’s close Wednesday. Oracle said it would lay out $871 net of Eloqua’s cash. It seems we might figure about $811 million. Eloqua, which got started in 2000, only IPO’d ...
What changes in the cloud computing and big data landscape should we be expecting in 2013? In this article we offer a round-up of industry experts' opinions as they were asked by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan to preview the year ahead.
Oracle said Thursday that it’s buying California-based DataRaker for its cloud-based analytics platform, which pulls Big Data off utilities’ sensors and smart meters. It’s supposed to help electric, gas and water utilities improve their operations and efficiency. Oracle didn’t say ...