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In theory, migration to the Cloud makes business sense; you’re enabling companies to rent computing power that would cost them too much to buy. I won’t bore you with yet another blog post on the ‘what is it’ topic. There is a great synopsis of Cloud Computing published by Mache Creeg...
It amuses me when people start throwing about phrases like “interoperability” and “federation” in a space still hopping in the middle of the hype cycle. You would think that with our long and growing history, we in IT could be realistic about the prospects of any early implementers...
Today, Chuck Phillips, president of Oracle, said that Oracle was committed to provide “A Single Stack of Technology to Simplify Enterprise IT”. In order for a “Single Stack” to successfully simplify IT, Enterprise Software practitioners must commit their entire Enterprise Architecture ...
Today is the day we officially launch Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. The major areas of investment have been the completion of the integration between Oracle and BEA products into unified suites. This matches to the month the schedule that we had committed to publicly when announcing t...
The whole SQL databases and associated tools and modeling ecosystem is ripe for tumult. My best guess is that Oracle's pending Sun Microsystems purchase will provide offense via MySQL, and the associated community, to target the Microsoft SQL Server franchise.
Again, it’s been a long time since my last post, but I’m sure everyone forgives me my being careful with red and blue tainted news or even my ignoring that part of the game. Nothing to report on JavaOne? Well there was plenty to report on but a broken laptop and a (well-dis...
Yet I spent too many years writing, publishing, and producing for Sun to let this deal go uncommented upon. The relationship started when we shook hands and signed a deal with Ed Zander to acquire an in-house magazine on the day the Loma Prieta earthquake hit the Bay Area (I was with I...
Back in 2001 (wow – seems like yesterday!), F5 introduced the first-ever, open/Web services API for network devices called iControl. With it, it sparked a major shift in the way companies could look at integrating network devices with applications. Leading software vendors figured it o...
Back in 2001 (wow – seems like yesterday!), F5 introduced the first-ever, open/Web services API for network devices called iControl. With it, it sparked a major shift in the way companies could look at integrating network devices with applications. Leading software vendors figured it o...
Back in 2001 (wow – seems like yesterday!), F5 introduced the first-ever, open/Web services API for network devices called iControl. With it, it sparked a major shift in the way companies could look at integrating network devices with applications. Leading software vendors figured it o...
Whenever I tell someone I work for an IT company, you see a little spark of fear pop into their eyes while they quickly check their watch. Probably because they know from experience (with other IT people not with me) that there is a big chance the
Whenever I tell someone I work for an IT company, you see a little spark of fear pop into their eyes while they quickly check their watch. Probably because they know from experience (with other IT people not with me) that there is a big chance the
(This is a reprint of an article published in the UKOUG's Select magazine early this year)When talking about Oracle Forms and JDeveloper, one Oracle personality stands out among others - long time blogger Grant Ronald from Oracle Corporation UK. Grant has for a long time “pimped” Oracl...
3PAR® (NYSE: PAR), the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today that Tickets.com and the company’s Chief Information Officer, Brett Michalak, have been honored by IDG’s CIO magazine as a recipient of the 2009 CIO 100. The 22nd annual award program from CIO maga...
The challenge for EA is to be able to balance the long-term goals against the pressing short-term needs of the business. There are intense commercial pressures right now to reduce costs at a time when capital expenditure is severely constrained. Operational efficiency has become an imp...
We’ve been having quite a few discussions with analysts over the past few months on the subject of “cloud”. The interesting thing about these discussions is the vast array of points of view from which those analysts are viewing “cloud”. Some are focused on the network aspects, others o...
If you are lucky, and curious enough, Oracle can be the best place to learn the enterprise software market. I have worked at Oracle for about seven years and, in my entire career, it is where I have learned the most about enterprise software. When Oracle announced it was buying Sun...
This week’s announcement of Oracle’s (NYSE: ORCL) acquisition of Virtual Iron caused a bit of a stir. Oracle’s press release is a bit vague and financial terms were not disclosed: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/018535 The acquisition acknowledges an architectural shift toward...
The SaaS model squeezes the SI ecosystem. The normal meat and potatoes business around just getting on-premises software installed is greatly reduced. The business of just keeping the lights on is almost non-existent for SaaS. Yet SI’s have a lot to bring to the table. A good SI of...
I’ve written and spoken before about the need to build some serious bridges between the semantic technology/ Semantic Web community and the multitudinous enterprises that rely for their livelihood upon the timely and appropriate exploitation of data. The annual Semantic Technolog...
See recent blog posting with comments about Oracle buying Sun
Most times, industry pundits vastly oversimplify the issues technology companies face. But this week's Oracle-Sun megadeal begs for everyone to get their two cents in. Larry Ellison himself said the deal will transform the industry, and he's right. It creates a new IBM overnight, and h...
I had a rather terse exchange with Scott McNealy in the mid-90s, just trying to make conversation while we waited for the CEO of my employer to show up to a meeting.The appointment's time, location, and topic matter had been painstakingly
One question about the Oracle-Sun deal, not scandalous except perhaps in the eyes of IBM executives, concerns the personal relationship between Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy.The deal, to me, shows how little power shareholders (ie, owners)
I just started following sfearthquakes on twitter, a useful service that provides the scoop whenever we get a temblor in norcal.If it followed biz earthquakes in Silicon Valley, it'd be reporting on a magnitude 7.0 event, maybe higher, today.
The Oracle-Sun merger is a culture clash, but apparently not a techno-clash. One wonders if it will ultimately benefit users or just lead to more vendor lock-in.
Oracle to buy Sun for $7.4B. Why? Ballmer was shocked and stunned. Adobe doing flash for TV coming. Apple app store makes no money. Win 7 starter kit is nuts. New Apple-PC ads coming out shortly. Fox news uses citizen journalists now. Digg dumps Microsoft. 3G upgraded . [...
I looked at the news in disbelief this morning - Oracle buying Sun for $7.4 Billion. The actual deal would cost Oracle only $5.6B after taking into account Sun’s cash and debts. In some sense, it’s a “steal”  for Oracle, cheaper than what it paid  for BEA and  P...
Swooping in from nowhere, Oracle buys Sun for $7.4B!!"This morning, the companies announced that they'd struck a deal worth $7.4 billion or $5.6 billion net of Sun's cash and debt. Under the terms, Oracle will acquire Sun common stock for $9.50 per share in cash.The arrangement would p...
If Oracle’s acquisition of Sun actually becomes a market reality, it will most certainly change the dynamics of the market for servers, operating systems, development tools, database management systems, applications and, of course, virtualization technology. Let’s take a da...
In case you missed it Oracle announced this morning that it will be acquiring Sun Microsystems. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion. This news means the technology landscape is about to radically change and quite possibly, Sun hardware is now dead.The software aspec...
Maybe they deserve each other?
Oracle announced that it would acquire Sun Microsystems for $9.50 a share, or about $7.4 billion. It was only two weeks ago that IBM ended talks and... Read more at VMblog.com.
Larry Ellison has always wanted to be the Steve Jobs of the enterprise. With this morning’s announcement that Oracle will buy Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, he took a big step towards making Oracle more of a soup-to-nuts provider of enterprise technology. With Sun, he will now be a...
The European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS), the front organization for IBM, Oracle, Sun, Red Hat, RealNetworks, Opera as well as other companies on the Redmond enemies list, has become a party to the European Commission’s latest antitrust complaint against Microsoft. ECIS,...
Twitter attacked over the weekend. Facebook users get lower grades. Palm Pre may be Pre-mature. The Pre uses an induction charger. 83-percent of all businesses being polled will not install Win 7 for a while. Dell getting into the Android camp? $899 Educational iMac. Oracle...
Xerond, the technology you've developed and put into production in the telecom industry appears sound and powerful. Distinguishing what you are doing from what completitors such as Gigaspaces, Gemstone and Oracle's Tangasol are doing is going to be one of your primary challenges. Alth...
Program to culminate in Pacific Rim Summit and Workshop, July 28-30, 2009 WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire/ — XBRL US announced today an internship program for emerging XBRL practitioners as part of a summit and workshop in San Francisco on July 28-30, 2009. The event will assemb...
We're here at the Google campfire event, where Google is celebrating the first birthday of App Engine and is planning planning to unveil new developer-related features. The event is being held in Google's Building 43 instead of an outdoor amphitheater because of rain, but Google has ...