Eye on Oracle:

October, 2009


October 27, 2009  9:51 PM

Red Hat-EnterpriseDB deal could affect Oracle’s open source fortunes

Posted by: Ed Scannell
EnterpriseDB, European Commission, MySQL, open source software, Oracle, Red Hat Software

With Red Hat making a $19 million investment in EnterpriseDB earlier this week, competition in the open...

October 21, 2009  3:00 PM

Pressure builds for Oracle to sell MySQL

Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Union, Larry Ellison, MySQL, Novell, Oracle-Sun deal, Red Hat

It seems like some people just don't want Oracle to own MySQL. Right on the heels of Oracle chairman Larry Ellison's pledge to aggressively support Sun's MySQL database at OpenWorld last week, Michael "Monty" Widenius, MySQL's creator says Oracle should sell the open source database to a third...

October 16, 2009  2:02 PM

The best 11 things about Oracle database 11g R2

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle 11g R2, Oracle database administration

While analysts have noted that only about 10% to 15% of Oracle database users have upgraded to Release 1 of Oracle 11g, which was first shipped two years ago, Oracle OpenWorld attendees seemed very interested in learning about

October 13, 2009  4:16 PM

‘Father of Java’ outlines what you may not know about Sun Software at OpenWorld

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle acquisitions, Oracle and Java, Sun Microsystems

What do Brazil's tax system, Amazon's Kindle reader and South Korea's first magnesium sheet plant have in common? At first glance it may seem like nothing, but these systems share something with...

October 12, 2009  4:55 PM

Ellison commits to the hardware business

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Larry Ellison, Sun Microsystems

Larry Ellison was adamant in his keynote Sunday night that Oracle would not be selling any part of Sun's hardware business, saying "there are limits to what you can do if you do just software." Hear what else the Oracle CEO had to say about the future of Solaris, SPARC and...

October 12, 2009  3:13 PM

The real Top 10 from the Ellison-McNealy keynote

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Larry Ellison, Oracle development, Sun Microsystems

How does Sun Microsystems Chairman and Co-Founder Scott McNealy feel about Oracle buying his company? It was clear in his keynote Sunday night that McNealy won't have an easy time handing over his...

October 7, 2009  2:57 PM

Will Oracle have to fight the database wars on two fronts?

Posted by: Ed Scannell
IBM DB2, Oracle database

Speaking at Red Herring's Etre 2009 conference a couple of days ago, SAP's CEO Leo Apotheker had some bold if not refreshing words to say about his archrival Oracle. It seems the folks residing at Redwood Shores are hardly an all-consuming passion for him. "I know it sounds really nice to have...


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