Eye on Oracle:

October, 2011

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October 19, 2011  2:32 PM

Oracle issues two security patches totaling 77 fixes



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle security

Oracle issued its quarterly security patch yesterday afternoon. There are 77 total security patches, with the most vulnerable being for Java Runtime Environments (JREs). The Java Critical Patch Update...

October 5, 2011  8:12 PM

Should Oracle expand sub-capacity pricing?



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle licensing

One of the features of the new Oracle Database Appliance is that it offers sub-capacity pricing. That is, you don't have to license the entire box if you're not using it. You can just...


October 4, 2011  1:48 PM

Oracle Exalytics a better comparison with SAP HANA



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle business intelligence, Oracle Exalytics, Oracle in-memory, Pythian, SAP HANA

SAN FRANCISCO - In August I did a podcast with Alex Gorbachev of Pythian and John Appleby of Bluefin Solutions on whether comparing Oracle Exadata to SAP HANA was valid. They both agreed that...


October 4, 2011  2:42 AM

EMC COO Pat Gelsinger: x86, not Oracle’s stack computing, is the future



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle Exadata, Oracle vs. EMC

I sat down with EMC Chief Operating Officer Pat Gelsinger today at the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 show in San Francisco. I asked him about Oracle’s stack strategy of selling everything Oracle from the chip to the application, and what he thought of it. “The percentage of servers by volume that...


October 2, 2011  7:58 PM

Oracle Exalytics: a few more details



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle big data, Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalytics, Oracle Hadoop, Oracle NoSQL

Just got to San Francisco earlier today. Had a chance to go to Moscone North and saw a big sign for "Exalytics," something we previewed here on Friday. Now I have a few...


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