Eye on Oracle:

October, 2010


October 27, 2010  3:07 PM

Ellison wages war, tries to prevent new HP CEO from reporting to work

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Oracle vs. HP, Oracle vs. SAP

Genghis Khan once said, "It is not sufficient that I succeed -- all others must fail." And so it is with Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and his most recent statement regarding the upcoming Oracle vs. SAP trial. It appears that Oracle and Ellison are using the trial as an opportunity to drag HP and...

October 26, 2010  3:35 PM

Former Oracle President Charles Phillips takes CEO gig at Infor

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle president Charles Phillips

Well, that didn't take long. Former Oracle President Charles Phillips, who was unceremoniously dumped -- um, sorry, he resigned, that's right -- from Oracle last month has found a CEO job at Infor, an...

October 18, 2010  8:56 PM

Rumors swirl around Oracle and EMC

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
EMC, Oracle acquisitions, Sun Microsystems

While in many ways we are still waiting to see how the Sun acquisition will change Oracle - for example,

October 13, 2010  1:03 PM

Oracle issues security update with 85 fixes

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle security

Oracle released a large security update on Tuesday, its last of the year, that includes 85 security patches. The update runs the gamut of Oracle products: Oracle Database 11g Release 1 and Release 2, Fusion...

October 12, 2010  2:42 PM

IBM, Oracle to cooperate on OpenJDK Java development

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle and Java, Oracle vs. Google

Oracle and IBM had a joint announcement yesterday that they will cooperate on Java development through OpenJDK, the open source implementation of the Java programming language that Sun Microsystems started in 2006. Does it sound warm...

October 5, 2010  3:12 PM

Oracle acquires Passlogix for software security

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle identity management, Oracle Passlogix, Oracle security

Oracle announced today that it has agreed to acquire...

October 4, 2010  5:25 PM

Ellison takes another shot at HP, this time over its new CEO

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Oracle president Mark Hurd, Oracle vs. SAP

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison took a shot at HP over the weekend, attacking the company for its choice to hire former SAP chief Leo Apotheker as its new CEO. You'll remember

October 1, 2010  2:09 PM

Floyd Teter on Exadata: Out of my league

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle Exadata

Floyd Teter, a consultant with Oracle...

October 1, 2010  2:09 PM

James Gosling quips on JavaOne/OpenWorld

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle president Mark Hurd

James Gosling, the founder of Java, roamed the halls at JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld last week wearing a T-shirt that, he admitted, he saw no one else wearing. Anyway,...


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