Eye on Oracle:

January, 2008


January 30, 2008  8:45 AM

DBAs react to Oracle CPU blog



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle

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



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle

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



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications

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



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

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



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

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



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle development

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?



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

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



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle development

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



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

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



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

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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