Eye on Oracle:

May, 2010

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May 26, 2010  2:29 PM

Do Oracle’s marketing claims matter?

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Oracle's marketing claims that its Sun Sparc servers are faster and use less power than IBM's Power machines are being challenged. But guess...

May 25, 2010  1:10 PM

Red Hat: Oracle isn’t an open source company

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

[caption id="attachment_915" align="alignright" width="140" caption="Paul Cormier (photo courtesy of Red Hat)"]

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May 20, 2010  8:01 PM

Oracle continues buying spree with acquisition of Secerno

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Last year Oracle made six acquisitions. With an announcement today that it plans to close on the purchase of database firewall provider Secerno in June, Oracle will make six acquisitions in just the first half of 2010. The big one...


May 14, 2010  1:23 PM

SAP’s Sybase deal: A jump into the mobile market or a dig at Oracle?

Shayna Garlick Shayna Garlick Profile: Shayna Garlick

SAP has had no problem criticizing Oracle's growth strategy for favoring acquisition over innovation.  However, we recently questioned whether that opinion would change with two new SAP CEOs in the picture. Co-CEO Bill McDermott, who...


May 13, 2010  4:57 PM

Oracle’s Ellison lays into former Sun CEO Schwartz, and other nuggets

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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May 12, 2010  12:51 PM

Career development at Oracle: A way to not get fired

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

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May 5, 2010  2:21 AM

Will Oracle’s new data center mean a wait for Fusion Applications?

Shayna Garlick Shayna Garlick Profile: Shayna Garlick

While we now know that Oracle's planned data center in Utah is not a home for aliens, Oracle never publicly announced why the center was put on hold over a year ago. The software giant has revealed...


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