Eye on Oracle:

March, 2012


March 29, 2012  8:53 PM

Is Wall Street’s grudge against Oracle warranted?

Lena Weiner Lena Weiner Profile: Lena Weiner

Despite less than stellar performance in a few areas, Oracle’s performance as discussed on their March 20th earnings call was generally held to be a solid...

March 23, 2012  6:12 PM

Larry Ellison’s new toy in New Zealand

Lena Weiner Lena Weiner Profile: Lena Weiner

Most people have hobbies of some sort. Some people build model cars. Others enjoy knitting. But Larry Ellison owns a very expensive milling machine in New Zealand and uses it to build ships. On March 22, the Poseidon, a $1 million milling machine (New Zealand’s largest), cut through a red...

March 15, 2012  8:14 PM

Note to Oracle: Nobody likes a nuisance

Lena Weiner Lena Weiner Profile: Lena Weiner

By now, you probably know that Oracle is in the middle of a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Google for patent infringement regarding Google’s use of

March 13, 2012  4:20 PM

Backing up Exadata on the cheap

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

As consultant Eric Guyer puts it, "it's not enough to buy one Exadata box." And so the price point for many customers - especially those SMBs - may be out of reach. That may explain why only 6% of respondents in SearchOracle.com's recent survey have Exadata installed or plan to install it this...

March 8, 2012  4:32 PM

Larry Ellison demoted to 7th wealthiest person on earth

Lena Weiner Lena Weiner Profile: Lena Weiner

Bad news for Larry Ellison- He’s no longer among the top five richest people on earth, and will have to settle for the slightly less luxurious position of number seven, according to Bloomberg’s most


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