Eye on Oracle:

January, 2008


January 30, 2008  8:45 AM

DBAs react to Oracle CPU blog

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

In a recent blog post, I looked at some new survey results and asked if database administrators (DBAs) really care about installing the latest Oracle patches in a timely...

January 30, 2008  8:24 AM

What Oracle’s January CPU means for E-Business Suite users

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Oracle E-Business Suite users take note: The good news about the latest Oracle Critical Patch Update (CPU) is that like the last few Oracle CPUs, there aren't any new Oracle Application Server or...


January 28, 2008  7:43 AM

Calling all middleware users

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

The results of a new Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) survey suggest that the majority of Oracle-based enterprises intend to upgrade to Oracle's Fusion middleware infrastructure within the next two years. Now, that's not particularly surprising. But this is: The survey, which generated 449...


January 22, 2008  9:29 AM

Tech pundit thinks Oracle had a hand in MySQL deal

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

I just came across what is definitely the most interesting take on Sun Microsystems' planned $1 billion acquisition of MySQL, the Swedish open source database management system provider. In a recent...


January 22, 2008  7:19 AM

Oracle to buy ECM vendor Captovation

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Oracle will add Captovation -- a Minnesota-based vendor of enterprise content management (ECM) strategies -- to its ever growing list of acquired software companies. Oracle -- which has...


January 21, 2008  8:31 AM

MySQL, BEA acqusitions have serious implications for Oracle

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Sun Microsystems' bombshell $1 billion acquisition of open source database management system vendor MySQL has serious implications for Oracle, including the possibility that it may lead to a database...


January 16, 2008  11:58 AM

Do DBAs care about Oracle’s latest Critical Patch Update?

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Oracle yesterday released its Critical Patch Update fixing vulnerabilities across its database and application product lines. But do Oracle database administrators really care? The...


January 16, 2008  11:14 AM

The Oracle-BEA deal: Expert analysis

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Oracle's acquisition of BEA Systems Inc. is likely to make the merger-happy database and business applications giant the market leader in enterprise middleware, and IBM and SAP are unlikely to take...


January 9, 2008  11:03 AM

The quotable Larry Ellison

Derek Kuhr Ken Cline Profile: Clinek

Larry Ellison, everybody's favorite yacht-racing former-playboy billionaire, is beloved by journalists looking for a memorable quip . . . or a blog post. Here are a few amusing ones I've come across over the years: On business: "A corporation's primary goal is to make money....


January 7, 2008  9:18 PM

Top Gear host’s stunt highlights data theft concerns

Derek Kuhr Derek Kuhr Profile: Derek Kuhr

Our favorite security blogger -- Pete Finnigan of the Oracle Security Weblog -- today wrote about an instance of data theft that should serve as a valuable life lesson to anyone. According to

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