Eye on Oracle:

May, 2011

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May 26, 2011  1:50 PM

IDC: Oracle’s server revenue catapults



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

According to IDC numbers released this week, Oracle's server revenue increased 13.6% in the first quarter of this year compared to the first quarter last year. Oracle's increase outpaced the industry as a whole, which grew...

May 19, 2011  2:24 PM

Yikes: Analyst calls Oracle a “parasitic” vendor



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle CFO Jeff Epstein, Oracle on Itanium, Oracle support

Everyone's piling on. A recent report by analyst Rob Enderle calls Oracle a "parasitic" vendor "that is focused on products and selling and the best managed, and has instrumented everything but the customer." Enderle's report followed the recent survey results from Gabriel Consulting Group that...


May 12, 2011  1:45 PM

Oracle continues pushing into the data center



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle data center

Last week, Oracle released a study on data center efficiency. For those who still think of Oracle primarily as a database software provider, this might seem a little odd. But seeing how Oracle has evolved, especially since its...


May 5, 2011  12:17 PM

Oracle ERP growth in 2010 outpaced industry, but SAP still way ahead



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle vs. SAP

A recent market share analysis by Gartner showed that Oracle's ERP revenue growth outpaced the rest of the industry in 2010. Oracle maintained its position as the second-biggest maker of ERP software behind SAP. According to Gartner, Oracle had $2.6 billion in ERP revenue in 2010 compared to...


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