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March 25, 2011  3:25 PM

Oracle software biz soars but hardware remains a mystery

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exadata, Exalogic, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Oracle earnings, Safra Catz, SPARC, Sun

Both Oracle co-presidents were upbeat on yesterday's third quarter earnings call--flaunting 37% revenue growth to $8.8 billion compared to the year-ago figures. Sales of new software licenses rose a healthy 29% to $2.2 billion compared to the comparable-quarter last year. ...

September 29, 2010  6:10 PM

Oracle sets sights on chips

Posted by: badarrow
AMD, Barbara Darrow, chips, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Microprocessors, Oracle, SPARC, Sun Microsystems

So, Oracle's in the market for chip companies. And AMD quickly leapt to the top of the list of prospective targets.

August 26, 2010  1:27 PM

Most burning questions for Oracle

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Exadata, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, IT products and services, John Fowler, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Solaris, SPARC, Sun

There are so many questions about what Oracle is doing with its new Sun franchise, it's hard to suss out the top few, but here's a try.   1: What's really going on with Sparc? While

June 7, 2010  7:14 PM

Oracle Sun hardware support policies already wearing thin

Posted by: badarrow
IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Solaris, SPARC, Sun, Sun hardware, Sun support, support

Hewlett-Packard, IBM and yes--even Cisco Systems--hope to make hay out of Oracle's decision to boost support price on Sun hardware. And there's no shortage of

September 10, 2009  7:50 PM

Oracle ad claims bright future for Sun hardware

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, MySQL, Oracle, SPARC, Sun Microsystems

So, you were wondering what Oracle will do with Sun's venerable hardware franchise? Apparently a lot.  A new ad in The Wall Street...


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