Eye on Oracle:

October, 2007


October 31, 2007  10:37 AM

What an Oracle-BEA merger would mean for the IT market

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Oracle's bid to take control of middleware provider BEA Systems Inc. appears to be off for the moment. But it wouldn't surprise me if we heard more about another Oracle attempt to take...

October 31, 2007  10:25 AM

Fixing the IT “mess”

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

Respected consultant and author Steve Jones wrote an intriguing and funny post recently about the contributors to the mess IT finds itself in. For example: "First off is the...


October 31, 2007  10:03 AM

OpenWorld 2007 preview

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

If you thought last year's OpenWorld was an exercise in information overload, you haven't seen anything yet. How about 45,000 attendees, 1,500 technical sessions and 450 exhibitors? Enough information for you? It's going to be a long, fun week! We have a lot of great coverage planned, starting...


October 31, 2007  9:56 AM

Post of the week: Installing 11g, Enterprise Linux 5 and VMWare6 on Windows Vista

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

Dimitri Gielis wrote a an excellent post yesterday about his installation of Database 11g, Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, and VMWare 6 on his Windows Vista machine. It took him longer than he...


October 22, 2007  10:00 AM

Oracle patching: The bane of the DBA’s existence

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

Ask any Oracle DBA and they'll tell you that the bane of their existence -- well, one of them at least -- is keeping up with Oracle's continuous stream of patches and upgrades. As we reported last week, the latest volley of

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October 18, 2007  9:37 AM

Bloggers react to Oracle’s BEA bid

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

Oracle's $6.6 billion offer for middleware vendor BEA has bloggers all a-flutter. Here is a sampling of the most substantive reactions: Veteran analyst Judith Hurwitz - "I...


October 17, 2007  10:21 AM

Wookey out at Oracle

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

The Wall Street Journal says it has confirmed rumors that John Wookey, Oracle's well-known head of application development for Fusion Applications, is out. According to the report, Wookey will be replaced with Thomas Kurian, Oracle's senior vice president responsible for Oracle's Fusion...


October 15, 2007  10:08 AM

Where are all the JD Edwards bloggers?

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

As I wrote last week, there are hundreds of Oracle database and apps blogs out there, but the PeopleSoft blogosphere is relatively sparse. Well, the JD Edwards community seems even more...


October 10, 2007  12:06 PM

Ninja Larry and PHP duct tape

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

The "best introduction to an Oracle story of the week" award goes to writer Glyn Moody:

It would be hard to imagine a greater contrast between Larry "Ninja" Ellison's personal...


October 9, 2007  2:26 PM

An open source advocate’s message to Oracle

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Oracle is seeking to take an open source friendly proposal off the agenda of its next shareholder meeting, and Matt Asay doesn't want to see...


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