Eye on Oracle:

March, 2008

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March 26, 2008  10:36 AM

Will Benioff succeed Larry?

Shayna Garlick Shayna Garlick Profile: Shayna Garlick

Salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff spent 13 years at Oracle Corp., before leaving the corporation and founding the CRM powerhouse Salesforce.com in 1999. Since then, Salesforce.com has enjoyed much success, including a reported 85% annualized sales growth over the last five years. So why...

March 24, 2008  10:15 AM

Is the SQL community more open than the Oracle community?

Shayna Garlick Shayna Garlick Profile: Shayna Garlick

InfoWorld blogger Sean McCown recently had his say in the Oracle vs. Microsoft SQL Server debate -- and some Oracle users aren't too happy about it. In "The real difference between SQL Server and Oracle,"...


March 19, 2008  9:06 AM

Is Ellison rooting for Microsoft?

Shayna Garlick Shayna Garlick Profile: Shayna Garlick

It's no secret that Larry Ellison thinks acquisitions are a great way of growing his company. But does this make Oracle any less innovative or authentic?   According to Ellison in this New York...

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March 10, 2008  3:05 PM

Did you beat Oracle at the negotiating table?

Barney Beal Barney Beal Profile: Barney Beal

Duncan Jones at Forrester recently published some interesting research on best practices for negotiating with Oracle. It's primarily based on the experiences of a group of Forrester...


March 4, 2008  3:51 PM

Survey says: Database users prefer Oracle

Shayna Garlick Shayna Garlick Profile: Shayna Garlick

The results are in from Evans Data Corp.'s first survey on database user preferences -- and Oracle has made a clean sweep. Oracle (version 10g or later) ranked number one in all 13 categories of the survey, which polled over 1,400 database users in December 2007.  According to Evans Data., a...


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