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Oracle amended the skeletal patent and copyright infringement suit it filed against Google and Android in August and this time through it charges Google with directly copying parts of its copyrighted Java code. The amended complaint says: “Android includes infringing class libraries...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison claims that he and his lawyers can tie HP's new CEO Leo Apotheker to the massive theft of Oracle software perpetrated by SAP's now-defunct third-party maintenance subsidiary TomorrowNow while Apotheker was sales chief and then CEO of SAP. Apotheker is on Oracl...
In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1-4, 2010) at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem.
Geez, what a killjoy. Last Friday SAP asked for and got a gag order that will make it impossible for any of the attorneys involved in Oracle's billion-dollar suit against SAP for massive theft of intellectual property from speaking to the press while the trial's going on. The trial st...
Chuck Phillips, the guy Larry Ellison pushed out in early September to make room for ousted HP CEO Mark Hurd, has gotten a job as CEO of Infor, an almost $2 billion-a-year privately held Atlanta software company that sells business applications to mid-sized companies, although some of ...
Recent research has shown how the growth of SaaS applications in the cloud is starting to take its toll on packaged and licensed software applications. In addition to that, though, if we factor in the effects of piracy, shelfware and open source, and their interplay with the global so...
Seeking an explanation for Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s recent colorful outbursts dissing the HP board BusinessWeek went to industry analyst Rob Enderle who believes Larry had once hoped HP would sell him some of the pieces he’s missing to give IBM a run for its money. “HP is the only pr...
Dell not only lost 3Par, the object of its techno-lust, to HP, its madcap pursuit of 3Par also really ticked off EMC, its storage partner of long-standing. The pair is now in what sounds a lot like marriage counseling trying to repair their relationship and establish a new basis of ...
Azul Systems this week began what may turn out to be an orderly retreat from its high-priced high-maintenance hardware – appliances based on ever so chi-chi many-core proprietary chips and 10 rounds of VC funding that tops $200 million. By fielding software that runs on 64-bit garden-...
For a bunch of open source geeks, the MySQL mob sure is a proprietary lot. They weren’t kidding when they called the thing “My” SQL because that’s the way the original team feels about it. For them only people with the right pedigree – who were there at the beginning – are fit to touch...
In a memo sent Monday to all Microsoft employees, Steve Balmer has announced the departure of Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's Chief Software Architect. The announcement was short on details although it seems to be a mutual decision between Balmer and Ozzie.
In a surprise-to-many move, IBM, which always seemed to have more skin in the Java game than Sun, the technology’s nominal creator, has abandoned Harmony, the independent, breakaway, duplicative and competitive Apache Software Foundation open source Java project, to back Oracle, Java’s...
When last seen Oracle was ignoring the fact that OpenOffice.org was the victim of an attempted hijacking by a dissident bunch of largely European developers who formed the independent, vendor-neutral Document Foundation and, Oracle failing to meet its demand to relinquish the OpenOffic...
Hey, loonier things have happened. Remember Symantec buying Veritas? Anyway, the desperately-seeking-M&A punters bid up EMC (which owns the lion’s share of VMware) 4.5% Thursday on the back of noise evidently emanating out of the UK press (warning flare) coupled with Citigroup speculat...
How do we move old Solaris applications to new environments without re-engineering? We separate the application from the OS and put it in a very portable capsule. Imagine you are an IT professional or executive, and your teams are running a data center with 1,000s of machines and app...
Blogger Matt Asay, now Canonical’s COO, says Oracle is going to increase the prices paying customers shell out for the MySQL open source database that came close to preventing its acquisition of Sun. How much is unclear. The Oracle e-mail forwarded to him also said there might be c...
Deteriorating relations between Oracle and HP took a turn for the worse Monday when incoming HP chairman Ray Lane embroidered on the Mark Hurd legend by telling the New York Times in a letter to the editor that the ousted HP CEO, now president of Oracle, was a liar. That wasn’t a...
Database rival companies, Oracle and IBM, will be working together to allow developers and clients to enhance existing Java investments and the Open Java Development Kit reference implementation. Java is a general-purpose software development platform that is specifically designed to b...
Many of the defining characteristics of cloud computing, such as dynamic capacity adjustment, self-service and pay-per-use are enabled by advanced cloud management systems. Cloud management requires high levels of policy-based automation, management across both physical and virtual env...
Told ya so. Told ya so. The uppity Document Foundation is going to have to be content with being a fork instead of the real OpenOffice.org. Oracle is going to simply ignore it, as predicted. It’s not even addressing it directly. Instead it told Computerworld when it asked that “Oracle ...
You’ve got to love a good story with drama about money, sex and revenge. As everyone in the tech industry knows, that’s exactly the kind of story playing out with Mark Hurd, the former CEO from HP. I for one expect this story to have a happy ending for Oracle and Mark, as well as for...
Google wants the courts to throw out Oracle’s two-month-old Java suit against its open source Android operating system. It filed its formal response to the suit late Monday, denying all seven of Oracle’s patent infringement charges and asking that the copyright infringement claim be ...
In this step, you will configure the project to use Spring framework and generate Spring ORM classes to access the entities created earlier. The tasks you will complete in this step are: Add Spring Facet to project, Generate Spring ORM classes, Review the Spring service beans and con...
In an e-mail, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison told the Wall Street Journal that he was “speechless” that HP hired ousted SAP CEO Léo Apotheker to replace Mark Hurd, the ex-HP CEO he hired. “HP had several good internal candidates,” he told the paper, “but instead they pick a guy who was rec...
Oracle sued Micron Technology last Friday for overcharging Sun artificially inflated prices, an antitrust complaint, when Sun bought upwards of $2 billion worth of DRAM from the DRAM cartel between 1998 and 2002. Micron was never charged when the Justice Department investigated it, H...
HP's board had five other finalists that "could have done" the CEO's job besides Léo Apotheker, according to what HP's lead outside director Robert Ryan said in answer to a question during a conference call with Wall Street Friday morning, but it unanimously picked SAP's castoff CEO as...
Once again, Larry Ellison is being misconstrued, even though he couldn't be any clearer. It happens all the time. He said he was buying Sun in part for the Sparc microprocessor, but lots of folks just didn't believe it. Now, he said that Oracle would be buying some chip companies, a...
Pretending it’s not a prey animal, Oracle’s fair weather friend HP this week announced turnkey private cloud solutions for Oracle applications that should shorten and simplify the deployment process. HP wants to be an easy-to-buy-from one-stop shop. The infrastructure widgetry on off...
Oracle replaced Exadata, Larry Ellison’s pet product, this week with bigger, faster versions of the thing. And Larry’s other pet, his new president Mark Hurd, made the introductions at Oracle’s user conference, saying “Exadata changed the game. It put intelligence in the storage and in...
Even though it now has its own private Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle has finally certified production workloads of its E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise and Siebel CRM software, Fusion Middleware, Database and its Linux operating system on Amazon’s EC2 public cloud – provided th...
Oracle has new servers coming out starting in 30 days built around a new 16-core Sparc T3 chip code named Rainbow Falls that was widely assumed would die the death of a thousand cuts by people who doubted Oracle’s hardware resolve. Oracle says the new boxes, promising 2x performance ...
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, an integrated middleware machine, was announced on Monday at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is an integrated hardware and software system engineered, tested, and tuned by Oracle to run Java and non-Java ap...
IBM said Monday morning that it’s buying Netezza, the data warehouse appliance company that competes with Oracle’s vaunted Exadata widgetry, for roughly $1.78 billion net of Netezza’s bank book. IBM timed the announcement to coincide with Oracle’s OpenWorld festivities which are just...
Not long ago Larry Ellison was the guy who couldn’t stand the taste of the word cloud in his mouth. Well, now he’s got one of his own. Well, to be precise, he’s got a rack-mounted pre-packaged integrated middleware machine – and if you’ve never heard of such a thing it’s because it’...
To prove to doubters that it’s still investing in MySQL Oracle’s got a 5.5 release candidate that’s supposed to improve the performance and scalability of applications across multiple operating environments. It said benchmarks comparing the RC to MySQL 5.1 showed read/write operations ...
Oracle Enterprise Linux is now simply Oracle Linux and it’s got an Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, derived from the stable 2.6.32 mainline Linux kernel, that’s supposed to be optimized for Oracle software and hardware as well as being 75% more performant than Red Hat’s RHEL 5-compatible...
Java under Oracle – and no, it’s not clear how all-fired open it’s going to be – and no, it’s still unclear whether or not the vaunted Java Community Process (JCP) supposedly responsible for the technology can put in for early retirement – but Oracle has figured out that waiting for tw...
Reinforcing its intention to compete with the likes of IBM, HP and Cisco in the increasingly crowded integrated hardware and software cloud space, Oracle has come out with its own version of the same called Exalogic Elastic Cloud. It has been designed to run Java and non-Java applicati...
Oracle has managed to create a huge impact on San Francisco this week. Reports suggest that not since a US president (we're not sure which one) needed a little extra access in the city has a road been permanently closed for the week – but the local police have done it for Larry Ellison...
HP has settled its suit against its ousted CEO Mark Hurd filed two weeks ago to prevent him from working at Oracle on the theory that he couldn’t help but use its secrets in his new job as president of Oracle. The suit was based on a reasonable assumption but courts in California,...