Eye on Oracle:

November, 2009


November 20, 2009  5:51 PM

The EU grants Oracle another six days to prepare its case on MySQL

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle acquisitions, Oracle-Sun deal

The European Union (EU) has not been making Oracle's acquisition of Sun an easy one, putting the "acquisition machine" in quite a different situation than it's used to. The deal,...

November 18, 2009  3:21 PM

The IOUG takes a swipe at the European Commission

Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, Indepedent Oracle Users Group, MySQL, Oracle-Sun deal

As tension builds in the standoff between Oracle and the European Commission (EC) over Oracle's proposed ownership of MySQL, Redwood Shores has picked up the support of the Independent Oracle Users Group...

November 11, 2009  10:53 PM

Oracle takes the My out of My Oracle Support

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
My Oracle Support, Oracle support

The topic of support has often been a sore subject for Oracle customers. In the past couple of years we've seen Oracle support services get mixed reviews and consultants recommend

November 4, 2009  9:36 PM

Bad week for Larry

Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, MySQL, open source database, Oracle database

Not the best of weeks for Team Oracle in or out of the water. First came reports late Tuesday that the European Commission (EC) was nearing a decision to issue an official statement of objection over Oracle's proposed bid to acquire Sun Microsystems. Issuing such a statement is largely...

November 4, 2009  3:26 PM

Toad for Oracle: A consultant’s tale

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle database administration, Toad

We've been talking to you a lot recently about the new Toad for Oracle 10, including a sneak peak of the new version, a look at


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