Eye on Oracle:

September, 2009


September 30, 2009  2:11 PM

Does Larry care about Oracle customers?

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Ellison, Oracle development, Oracle-Sun deal

When it comes to his company, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is clearly ‘in it to win it' - but for whom? One could justifiably assume it's for his customers who spend millions on Oracle's products and services, but as Information Week's Bob Evans points out in his

September 23, 2009  2:18 PM

Ellison rails against the Cloud

Posted by: Barney Beal
cloud computing, Ellison

Larry Ellison once again took aim at the marketing hype surrounding cloud computing, this time likening it to "water vapor." Ellison spoke at Sillicon Valley's Churchill Club on Monday. Here's a telling excerpt. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/KmXJSeMaoTY" width="425"...

September 22, 2009  8:07 PM

Ellison hopes the EU won’t Sunset his hardware business

Posted by: Ed Scannell
cloud computing, Exadata Database Machine 2, MySQL, Oracle, Oracle-Sun deal

Speaking at a dinner hosted by a non-profit group in San Jose last night, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison confirmed what we wrote earlier this month: The European Union's...

September 15, 2009  11:40 PM

Oracle, Sun roll out Exadata 2

Posted by: Ed Scannell
Exadata Database Machine, Oracle-Sun deal

Even as the European Union continues to dig into the validity of Oracle's $7.4 billion proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison showed off the first product jointly developed by the two companies, confidently calling it "the fastest machine ever built for data...

September 14, 2009  9:01 PM

Larry the hardware guy sends IBM a message

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
MySQL, Oracle acquisitions, Oracle development, Sun Microsystems

It was less than a month ago that many Sun customers were concerned about Oracle's silence on the future of Sun's hardware.  But it looks like Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison has taken the first steps in...

September 9, 2009  2:43 PM

The EU fiddles while Sun burns

Posted by: Ed Scannell
Exadata Database Machine, MySQL, open source, Oracle-Sun deal

The European Union has always taken a tough stance against large American companies who look like they are on the verge of abusing their monopolistic positions. Oftentimes it has been tougher on such American companies than our own Department of Justice. But the


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