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Oracle and Google may not get to go at each come Halloween depriving onlookers of a real treat. District Court Judge William Alsup told the pair Monday that the trial may have to be postponed. It all depends on whether a “large criminal” trial starts, as scheduled, on October 17. I...
District Court Judge William Alsup told Google Monday that it can’t come in at this late date – after facts discovery has pretty much closed – with what he called an “entire fleet” of additional claims that Oracle’s Java patents are invalid. Oracle was ordered to winnow its beloved 1...
According to a recent study from The NPD Group, a market research company, just 22 percent of U.S. consumers were familiar with the term "cloud computing," which denotes software applications or processes that are accessed from the Internet, rather than on personal computer hard drives...
Java SE 7, the Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 is out. It’s the first major release in five years and took 9,494 bug fixes, 1,966 enhancements, 9,018 changesets, 147 builds and four JSRs to get here. It’s also the first release of the Java platform under Oracle’s stewardship, and ...
Oracle is buying InQuira for its Saleforce.com-competing CRM effort. Terms were not disclosed. The little San Francisco Bay area company has knowledge management software that supports web self-service and agent-assisted service and 85 blue-chip customers like Bayer, Sprint and 3M. ...
Oracle is going to get the face time with Google CEO Larry Page that it wanted. Page has been ordered to sit still and answer Oracle’s questions about those Java licensing talks Google had with Sun during a two-hour deposition. Oracle is supposed to limit its questions to “topics r...
Google last week lost its shot at getting the Android trial delayed while the Patent and Trademark Office re-examines Oracle’s Java patents. Presiding judge William Alsup said the trial is still on for Halloween. Google did get its Daubert hearing. The judge told Oracle to find a n...
Google told the court considering whether the Oracle-Google Android suit should be stayed that it’s willing to settle. That’s like the next best thing to admitting that it’s guilty of infringing the Java patents that now belong to Oracle and could lose the case, something the judge ha...
Oracle has bought Ksplice for its little-heard-from Linux operation. Price was not disclosed. The Cambridge, Massachusetts start-up offers zero downtime updating, which is supposed to increase the security, reliability, availability and general likeability of Oracle Linux by letting c...
Rumor has it that Oracle is soliciting Java royalties from Android device makers in case it wins its Android suit against Google and the price goes up. Deutsche Bank analyst Jonathan Goldberg says he heard from “various handset makers” that Oracle wants $15-$20 a device for Dalvik. H...
Judge William Alsup, who’s hearing the Oracle v Google suit over Android, has given the pair a terse one-paragraph order ahead of the Daubert hearing Google asked for next week to limit possible damages. “It appears,” he said, that it’s “possible that early on Google recognized that ...
The trial of Oracle’s case against Google, the one that demands Google pay it $2.6 billion for allegedly treading on its patents and copyrights, could be stayed while the US Patent and Trademark Office re-examines the seven patents-in-suit. The trial is supposed to start October 31. P...
Oracle solutions specialist, Inoapps is today announcing it has completed its acquisition of Teamsolve, a specialist in Oracle technology and managed services. Complementing existing Inoapps capabilities, Teamsolve has been acquired because of its outstanding Oracle technical capabi...
Oracle says it wants $2.6 billion in damages from Google, not the inflated $6.1 billion Google put the number at or the paltry $1.4 billion Google has also read into the calculations made by Oracle’s expert. Oracle told the court hearing its Java infringement case against Android tha...
Oracle said Wednesday morning that it’s buying Pillar Data Systems, a 10-year-old storage house that belongs mostly to Oracle chief Larry Ellison. It’s like the way Sun used to buy companies that belonged to founder Andy Bechtolsheim. That’s how Sun came by OpenOffice. Oracle says ...
Enabling more efficient and lower cost deployments of virtualized MySQL environments, Oracle on Monday announced the first Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition. The new Oracle VM Template for MySQL helps eliminate manual configuration efforts and risks by providing a pre-i...
Oracle performed trimly enough last quarter reporting results Thursday that tore through estimates and whisper numbers. It plunked earnings of 75 cents a share, or $3.9 billion, up 27%, on Wall Street’s plate. On a GAAP basis earnings were up 36%. Revenues were up 13% to $10.78 bill...
Oracle is buying Long Island-based FatWire Software and its web experience management solutions, used to build and deploy a targeted, interactive online presence and supposedly optimize the interactions companies have with their customers. It’s meant to deliver relevant customer cont...
Google last Friday was compelled by the court hearing Oracle’s patent and copyright suit over Google’s alleged misuse of Java in Android to re-file a June 6 letter to the court complaining about how much Oracle thinks it’s owed for Google’s alleged lèse majesté on the record and not re...
Virtualization has been widely accepted as a technique to conserve resources. Virtualization is the process of running a guest operating system on a virtual machine, which is created in a virtualizer running on the host operating system. Large companies do not have to install 100 diffe...
Oracle is demanding billions of dollars in damages from its patent and copyright suit over Google’s alleged misuse of Java in Android and it wants the world to know that it’s demanding billions of dollars in damages from its patent and copyright suit over Google’s alleged misuse of Jav...
This is not exactly going to come as news to anybody but the Apache Software Foundation has taken in the Oracle-orphaned OpenOffice.org for incubation under its Apache 2.0 license. Open Document Format (ODF) architect Rob Weir said in a blog post that the breakaway LibreOffice people ...
You knew this was coming, right? After Oracle utterly ignored HP’s demand letter of a week ago insisting that it continue to churn out software for Itanium-based servers that practically nobody but HP sells and even HP doesn’t sell that many of, HP sued Oracle Wednesday in Californ...
Remember Eolas, the one-man company whose 1998 browser patent struck so much fear in the heart of Would Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee that he personally asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to invalid it as a “major impediment to the operation of the web”? Well, Eolas rushed o...
That reverberating scream you hear, the one that sounds like a wounded water buffalo beset by a pack of rabid hyenas, is Google after it saw how much Oracle expects in damages from its patent and copyright suit over Android’s alleged misuse of Java. Once it got the figure Google imme...
Hewlett-Packard is threatening to sue Oracle to get it to change its mind and keep supporting Intel’s Itanium chip. Oh, boy, is this gonna be fun. Seems first thing Wednesday morning HP had a “formal legal demand letter” delivered to Oracle telling Oracle it was legally obligat...
The Hadoop hype machine is in high gear and the distributed batch processing software framework is a great solution to many Big Data problems. But it is also the wrong tool for many other jobs, especially interactive analytics. See what Hadoop is and isn't good for.
In a terse statement Wednesday that reads like the top half is missing and Oracle is in the middle of a thought, the company said that it’s “donating” OpenOffice.org to the Apache Software Foundation’s Incubator, a move that IBM, an OpenOffice cheerleader and part of the announcement, ...
Oh my sainted aunt. Did the ground just shake? Amazon has persuade the cloud-denying Oracle to rent its database out on-demand as part of its AWS Relational Database Service (RDS), whose only other alternative is Oracle’s little-loved red-headed stepchild MySQL. RDS manages common ...
Cloud computing is demanding a new approach to building data center infrastructure. Whether workloads are Web-based or thick-client, whether data-intensive or processing-intensive, whether homogeneous or highly heterogeneous, the key to success is hardware and software engineered toget...
Oracle has subpoenaed the Apache Foundation – which is squarely in the middle of the infringement suit Oracle has lodged against Google – demanding that it produce every shred of evidence it has about Google, Android, Java and the Open Handset Alliance. Oracle wants copies of all com...
To be truly competitive, Cloud Service Providers must deploy cloud services effectively and profitably from day one. As such, Cloud Service Providers must invest in a portal-based Business and Operations Support Systems strategy to help deliver their unique combination of integrated cl...
Android cultists might want to get out their worry beads because, according to Reuters, the judge who’s going to preside over the Oracle v Google patent infringement suit later this year over Google’s use of Java in Android has sided with Oracle’s interpretation of what a bunch of tech...
As enterprise adoption of cloud computing accelerates, organizations must have a strategy and plan for moving to the cloud. How should organizations get started on the road to cloud computing? In his general session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Rex Wang, Vice President of Pro...
Oracle provides the most comprehensive virtualization and cloud capabilities in the industry, allowing customers to adopt a cost-effective strategy that’s most suitable for their business needs. Oracle’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings are a natural evolutionary step to ac...
The first generation of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications has given business people quick access to point solutions in areas like sales force automation and talent management. It’s now up to IT to deal with the high cost of integration, multiple user interfaces and proprietary ...
Hubspan, the cloud-based subscription B2B integration shop, and NetSuite, Larry Ellison’s other company, have teamed up to offer a solution that combines Hubspan’s integration platform with NetSuite SuiteCloud Computing Platform. The joint solution is supposed to let customers extend...
Users suspect that Oracle’s recent decision to stop supporting the Itanium chip is only the first step in a campaign to give its Sun-inherited hardware an artificial edge, according to a survey released by the Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG) Monday. The researcher talked to 450 enterpr...
Oracle said Friday that the commercial Open Office it inherited from Sun that Sun used to call StarOffice is toast and that OpenOffice.org will be moved to a “purely community-based open source project.” It’s unclear whether Oracle means a restarted community project although Oracle ...
Success of SaaS applications will be measured by the Time To Market, which means that faster we roll out our application we capture the market better. This can be achieved only if the best of the Out Of the Box features available in the product vendors are utilized, so that the much-...