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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...
While the Myriad Group, which looks like a Google surrogate, was busy suing Oracle in Delaware, Oracle in the name of Sun was busy suing Myriad in California. It’s charging copyright infringement – a claim it’s had some success with lately – ask SAP – breach of contract, unfair compe...
Without making any fuss, Oracle Wednesday went into the Cloud Office business in competition with Google and Microsoft. It’s targeting desktop, web and mobile devices. The stuff is supposed to work on Windows, Mac, Linux, web browsers and smartphones. It says Oracle Cloud Office 1.0...
Gotta love red tape. The mysterious Microsoft-led consortium otherwise known as CPTN Holdings LLC that bought 882 of Novell’s patents for $450 million so Novell could sell out to Attachmate registered with the German antitrust authorities on December 9 and there on the Bundeskartella...
Java Platform-as-a-Service fledgling CloudBees, which just announced a $4 million A round a few weeks ago, has acquired Java Platform-as-a-Service pioneer Stax Networks. Terms were not disclosed. The merger is supposed to accelerate the delivery of CloudBees’ promised [email protected] produ...
Oracle on Wednesday introduced Oracle Cloud Office and Open Office 3.3, two complete, open standards-based office productivity suites for the desktop, web and mobile devices -- helping users significantly improve productivity, reduce costs and achieve greater innovation across the ente...
Many IT organizations are standardizing on VMware as the default platform for all their applications. However, virtualizing Oracle solutions – including databases, RAC, WebLogic and enterprise apps – can pose unique challenges. In this webcast, AbitibiBowater, the eighth largest publ...
Information is one of an organization's most important assets, and EMC Corporation (EMC) provides the technologies and tools that help release the power of that information. EMC works with organizations around the world to help them design, build, and manage flexible, scalable, and sec...
A disgusted Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has resigned its seat on the Java SE/EE Executive Committee (EC) after failing to incite the rest of the committee to spit in Oracle’s eye and hold the Java SE7 spec hostage until Oracle capitulated and gave Apache’s open source Harmony proj...
With the announcement of a cloud database platform from Salesforce which is already a proven player on SaaS and PaaS areas there will be more choices for enterprise customers to move to cloud. In this context some features available in enterprise class databases like Oracle should als...
The Swiss-based Myriad Group AG last Friday sued Oracle America, which is what they call Sun Microsystems nowadays, in federal court in Delaware over Java HotSpot licensing. Conspiracy theorists might suspect that Myriad is a stand-in for Google.
There's been a flurry of discussion this week among Internet and Web standards heavy-hitters around WebSocket, the new communications protocol supported in Chrome 4 and Safari 5. What was the main issue? Is there some kind of fundamental security vulnerability with the WS protocol? Web...
The open source Apache Software Foundation failed to rally the Java Community Process (JCP) to its side and force Oracle to release the Java compatibility test kits (TCKs) that would let it certify Project Harmony, its breakaway open source version of Java Standard Edition for Linux, a...
The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), which has 20,000 members, has run up an Oracle-sponsored survey that found significant cloud adoption by Oracle users. It polled 267 IT technology professionals and data managers: 29% reported they’ve already deployed an internal cloud and 3...
After we reported that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was threatening to “go after” HP, which he characterized as a softer and more vulnerable target than IBM, with his newly reconstituted Sun boxes, HP had Burson Marsteller, its outside PR people, send us a statement saying: “HP is th...
NetSuite – which, as it happens, is majority-owned by Larry Ellison who has just returned from a courtroom battle with SAP utterly victorious – is waving around an amusing little TCO comparison of its ERP cloud software suite against SAP’s revivified Business ByDesign (BBD) widgetry th...
Worldwide server sales were up 14.2% in Q3 and vendor revenue spiked 15.3% to $10.66 billion, according to Gartner, which credited data center and cloud buildouts. HP retained pride of place with 32.1% of the revenues, up 1.9%. All of the top five global vendors except Oracle had yea...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison got up on stage late Thursday in a rare, practically giddy mood to say that he had found a softer, more vulnerable target than IBM – which he’s been targeting since he got his hands on Sun – and that he means to take market share from Hewlett-Packard, a once...
Oracle’s new best friend Mellanox Technologies said Monday that it’s buying sometime rival Voltaire for $8.75 a share, which works out to $218 million cash, roughly a 36% premium. Less what Voltaire’s got in the bank, it’s going for $176 million. Oracle recently bought 10.2% of M...
The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to both Oracle and SAP requiring them to hand over all the evidence collected in the copyright infringement case that on Tuesday awarded an unprecedented $1.3 billion in damages to Oracle, according to a source close to the situation. The DOJ i...
SAP is going to ask the judge who presided over its trial for infringing Oracle’s copyrights to lower the unprecedented $1.3 billion in damages awarded to Oracle last week, according to Bloomberg quoting Euro am Sonntag, the German business publication. SAP was expected to file a pos...
Production database administrators are primarily concerned with scalability, performance and overall resource management. Deploying Oracle databases on vSphere is not significantly different from deploying Oracle on physical servers. Database architects can take advantage of the featu...
It took Oracle a while to recover from its giddiness at winning a record $1.3 billion judgment against SAP Tuesday to issue a statement that nobody in the press could wait for. One gathers that means it was surprised and unprepared as well as silly with delight.
It took Oracle a while to recover from its giddiness at winning a record $1.3 billion judgment against SAP Tuesday to issue a statement that nobody in the press could wait for. One gathers that means it was surprised and unprepared as well as silly with delight. Nevertheless when it...
A federal jury of eight men and women decided late Tuesday that SAP should pay Oracle $1.3 billion for ripping off its software. The jury only got the case Monday. SAP, which hoped to get away with paying no more than $40 million for its admitted transgressions, indicated it will...
Even the most demanding Oracle database workloads can now be virtualized with VMware vSphere and ESX 4 – with greater than 95 percent of Oracle instances matching native performance. This white paper provides the essential tips necessary to successfully deploy Oracle on VMware virtual ...
Closing arguments in Oracle’s copyright infringement suit against SAP are set for next week. Oracle rested its case Monday without showing the jury its videotaped deposition of HP’s new CEO Léo Apotheker, who’s still MIA and likely to remain so until the jury figures out how much money...
Oracle has officially responded to the Apache Software Foundation’s attempt last week to foment mutiny inside the Java Community Process saying: “Oracle nominated Apache for a seat on the Executive Committee in recognition of Apache’s continued participation and valued contribution to...
HP’s elusive new CEO Léo Apotheker, sought by Oracle process servers and private investigators, has reportedly been on HP premises in Massachusetts and Texas this week talking to HP employees, one of whom ratted him out to MarketWatch. Reuters tumbled to the fact that he was in Tokyo...
The highly respected Apache Software Foundation (ASF), recently re-elected in a 95% landslide to the Executive Committee (EC) of the Java Community Process (JCP), is using its bully pulpit to incite mutiny, calling on other JCP members to vote down Oracle’s next proposed version of the...
How in the world could we have missed this little gem? Back on October 19 the New York Post ran a little-noticed piece, presumably placed by HP, saying that before the reluctant Jodie, the one-time Playboy model and hired HP party greeter, ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd had a “consensual” fling...
Told ya so. Told ya so. Told ya HP CEO Léo Apotheker was in the Far East way beyond the reach of Oracle’s process servers. Reuters said late Tuesday that he gave an interview to the Nikkei business daily last Friday that didn’t appear in print until Saturday and then only in Japa...
SAP reportedly agreed Monday to pay Oracle $120 million just to cover its “past and future reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.” Those are the fees that Oracle has wracked up pursuing its case for theft against SAP and TomorrowNow, SAP’s IP-downloading cut-rate third-party maintenance...
Oracle has yet to put a bounty on his head but it would likely pay to know definitely where HP’s out-of pocket new CEO is. According to Reuters, quoting an unidentified source, Oracle has hired private investigators to locate the man. It’s hoping to find him in the US so it can serve h...
Late Wednesday, three days into the SAP trial, Oracle came out and said, “Hewlett-Packard has refused to accept service of a subpoena requiring Mr. Apotheker to testify about his role in SAP’s illegal conduct. Mr. Apotheker started work for HP on Monday, but it now appears that the HP ...
Oracle warned users in an intercepted e-mail that it was tinkering with the price of MySQL support and on the first of the month the changes came into effect. The new master of MySQL has dropped the entry-level $599 Basic and $1,999 Silver support levels, as it said it would. It has al...
Oracle is buying Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Art Technology Group Inc (ATG), loading up on e-commerce software and on-demand commerce optimization widgetry. It’s paying a billion dollars cash. This time it’ll be in little tiny bits; it’s paying six bucks a share, a 46% premium. It e...
Oracle was hoping to drag SAP over the coals in its just opened IP theft litigation, but SAP has thrown them a curve by not contesting Oracle's contention that management knew what was going on. After the big surprise, Oracle said it needed more time to re-do its case preparation, but...
Told ya so. Told ya so. Told ya when Larry Ellison said, “You’re going to see us buying chip companies” a few weeks ago he didn’t mean AMD and that something like Mellanox Technologies was more up his alley if for no other reason than Mellanox is big in InfiniBand and Larry is big on I...