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The Microsoft-led deal to buy 882 Novell patents for $450 million so Attachmate can buy Novell for $2.2 billion has changed according to what the Open Source Initiative (OSI) – which objected to the deal from the beginning – said Friday it was told by German regulators at the Federal C...
James Gosling, the so-called father of Java, started working at Google Monday after stalking out of Oracle last year and slamming the door after it acquired Sun. One might imagine he’s been under a non-compete ever since, considering it’s just about a year since he found the Oracle...
Cloud analytics is a service model in which one or more key element of data analytics is provided through a public or private cloud. Cloud analytics applications and services are typically provided through a subscription-based or utility (pay-per-use) model. While this will be a usefu...
Oracle closed its third fiscal quarter ended in February with revenues up 37% to $8.76 billion, earning $2.1 billion, up 78% while non-GAAP income was up 42% to $2.8 billion or 54 cents against Wall Street projections of 50 cents. It did, in a word, better than expected than the $8.6...
The CPTN quartet – Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and EMC – may have made some progress persuading American trustbusters to let them buy that flock of Novell patents – that Red Hat and the open source contingent don’t want them to get – because CPTN refiled Wednesday with the Bundeskartellam...
Oracle has taken the Intel-HP Itanium chip – the one ex-Sun CEO Scott McNealy used to razz as the “Itanic” – and stomped it flat. It said overnight Tuesday that it wouldn’t write any more software for the thing. Since HP is one of the only companies still using the part and since th...
Oracle on Tuesday announced that Colt Technology Services has gone live with Oracle’s Rapid Offer Design and Order Delivery (RODOD) solution, enabling it to extend the cloud-based services already on offer to enterprises through its Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions. Using Oracle’...
Unless Mark Hurd’s lawyers can get the 71-page decision overturned, the letter that set off the investigation leading to his controversial resignation last August will be made public. A Delaware judge last week ordered that the confidential letter sent to Hurd by celebrity lawyer Glo...
Furthering its support for Java-based mobile development, Oracle on Monday announced Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile Client, an extension of the Oracle Application Development Framework. A component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle ADF Mobile Client allows dev...
Oracle Wednesday put out GlassFish Server 3.1, delivering on the roadmap laid out at last year’s JavaOne and adding new high-availability features in the areas of load balancing, failover, state management and centralized administration. There’s supposed to be a 34% improvement in high...
Gazzang, Inc., the cloud infrastructure software company, on Wednesday announced expansion of the company’s leadership team, naming Mike Frank as director of products. In this new role, Frank will be responsible for Gazzang’s product development strategy, including pricing, packaging a...
Google lost its fleeting bid last week to get Oracle’s copyright infringement claims thrown out of court so it won’t be standing there accused of both copyright and patent infringement in the Java-Android suit against it. The judge wouldn’t even let Google file a motion. He isn’t con...
SAP finally filed its expected protest of what it claims is the “grossly excessive” $1.3 billion jury award to Oracle stemming from Oracle’s suit against SAP and its now-defunct third-party maintenance operation TomorrowNow, which SAP admitted illegally copied Oracle’s IP. SAP thinks...
We find an recent announcement of, plans for Oracle Database 11g available via the Amazon Relational Database Service, by second quarter of 2011. As Oracle continues to be a leading enterprise class database, this article analyzes what are the needs for a Oracle Database A Service ...
Oracle has come out with a brand new firewall for protecting databases. The firewall monitors traffic between databases and data centers. In this way, it is able to detect SQL injections that are introduced into the system. Without a doubt a database developer would cite the content i...
We all remember the Internet bubble back in 1999-2000 era. Start-ups were getting huge valuations. The joke then was – if you are 27 years old and not a millionaire, then you are a failure. All you needed was a sign-board saying “new internet company” and stand on Sand Hill Road. Sever...
Google asked the US Patent and Trademark Office Tuesday to re-examine four of the seven broad Java patents that Oracle has accused Google of infringing in Android, its Dalvik virtual machine and Android SDK (Patents No. 5,966,702; 6,061,520; 6,125,447 and RE 38,104). Oracle also charge...
Optimum Solutions has successfully deployed Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.1 Human Capital Management (HCM), Financial Management, Enterprise Learning Management and Enterprise Portal applications for Premera Blue Cross, a regional health benefits company. The company also upgraded i...
GlassFish, the Reference Implementation of Java EE 6, can easily run on multiple cloud infrastructures. Learn how to create a simple Java EE 6 sample application and deploy them on GlassFish v3 running locally and then deploy it using Amazon, RightScale, Joyent, and Elastra cloud infra...
As a member of the Wholesale Application Community (WAC), Oracle is contributing and collaborating with the largest global initiative of mobile communications service providers and vendors to establish a common network application programming interface (API) framework to network-enable...
Toenable network operators to effectively plan and optimize their next-generation networks (NGNs), Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle Communications Network Intelligence 3.4. Data traffic across NGNs is growing rapidly and is increasingly dynamic with the proliferation ...
Bringing the performance, scalability and power efficiency of the SPARC T3 to the communications market, Oracle today announced two new carrier-grade, NEBS Level 3-certified servers -- Oracle's Netra SPARC T3-1 rackmount server and Oracle's Netra SPARC T3-1BA ATCA blade server. The ...
Oracle is supporting Cox Communications’ new wireless offering and is delivering an integrated, end-to-end suite of applications and infrastructure. The third-largest cable provider in the United States recently added wireless to its bundle of digital cable, high-speed Internet and tel...
Oracle, on Monday, announced general availability of the latest releases for the Oracle Communications Service Delivery product family, helping communications service providers (CSPs) implement Next-Generation Intelligent Network (NGIN) solutions for IN replacement and evolution, netwo...
Oracle Monday put out a Cloud File System that’s supposed to help organizations deploy their applications, databases and storage in the cloud. The widgetry was concocted by integrating the company’s Automatic Storage Management (ASM) Cluster File System together with its ASM Dynamic ...
To help organizations deploy their applications, databases and storage in the cloud, Oracle on Monday introduced the Oracle Cloud File System, which offers organizations a solution that extends cloud characteristics to their storage by enabling more effective storage pooling through a ...
The article talks about software vendors partnering with public clouds to create a new ecosystem that is beneficial to everyone -- consumers, vendors and cloud service providers. I think the debate on which one of the two models, on-premise or public cloud, would survive in the long r...
Amazon – with Oracle’s blessings – is planning to add Oracle’s Database 11g Release 2 to its cloudware next quarter as part of its Relational Database Service (RDS). It says folks with Oracle licenses will be able to run the thing without incurring additional software licensing or su...
Oracle is going to pay $46 million to settle a 2010 Justice Department suit charging its Sun acquisition with paying kickbacks to get Accenture to recommend it for software contracts with certain federal agencies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The contracts ran from 1998 to 200...
Oracle has proposed replacing the Apache Software Foundation with SouJava, the Brazilian Java User Group, on the Java SE/EE Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee (EC). The big 20,000-strong user group would be represented by Bruno Souza. There is no other user group on the comm...
Oracle, it seems, has been closeted with representatives of IBM and the IBM-inspired Eclipse Foundation since November tinkering with the OpenJDK bylaws. That was after Apple turned over all future Java updates for its Mac OS to Oracle and OpenJDK, and IBM abandoned the Apache Foun...
SAP’s Q4 earnings were off 36% after it set aside $1.3 billion to pay the record damages Oracle won in court last year. Revenues were up 27%, beating its own forecasts, and it plans to increase its dividend 20%. It expects its operating profit to be up ~16% this year to at least $6.1...
The word to describe Mark Hurd’s departure from HP is changing from head-scratching to investigated. In response to a shareholder suit complaining about his handsome $40 million-$50 million exit package when he could have simply been fired for cause, HP is proposing to have members o...
As enterprise adoption of cloud computing accelerates, driven by compelling advantages of higher efficiency and lower costs, rapid deployment and elastic scalability, organizations need a plan for moving from the current state toward cloud models based on shared services, self-service ...
Modern enterprise IT infrastructure must keep pace with dynamic needs. As business changes, it allows customers to react quickly to maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace, often by leveraging new technologies to improve the bottom-line performance. Oracle WebLogic Server11g pro...
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd's mysterious, Wall Street-stunning "resignation" from HP, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper says that the regulators are looking into the allegation that Hurd told his supposed love interest, for...
Cloud computing is moving relentlessly into the heart of the enterprise. No longer relegated to the IT periphery of experimental projects, mission-optional apps, and test-dev environments, cloud approaches are under consideration for enterprises’ most business-critical software needs. ...
Oracle has reported some juicy numbers for its second fiscal 2011 quarter which ended November 30 . Its revenue came in at a neat $8.6 billion, up 47 percent over the $5.9 billion it reported for its second fiscal quarter of 2010. Oracle also said that its income for the quarter was $1...
Oracle on Monday announced the availability of Oracle Documaker Enterprise Edition, the next generation of the company’s market solution for creating and managing enterprise communications. The release delivers adaptive enterprise content, more communications, when and how customers an...
Oracle’s fiscal Q2 revenues were up 47% to $8.6 billion, ahead of expectations of $8.3 billion. Its performance was nothing like poor Cisco, suggesting that maybe the portents aren’t as bad as the doom merchants say. The all-important new software license revenues were up 21% to $2 bi...