Eye on Oracle:

April, 2012

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April 25, 2012  4:55 PM

Fun at the Collaborate 2012 show floor



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Collaborate, Indepedent Oracle Users Group, Oracle Applications Users Group, Oracle user groups

The Collaborate show floor is always a fun one to check out. The Oracle users groups conference, taking place in...

April 24, 2012  5:31 PM

Oracle Database community loses one of its own, Mark Townsend



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IOUG, Mark Townsend, Oracle database

Mark Townsend, VP of product management for...


April 20, 2012  3:07 PM

This week in Oracle vs Google in a nutshell



Posted by: Lena Weiner
Oracle vs. Google

This week the software version of the Trial of the Century took off in a San Francisco courtroom as Oracle and Google went to duke out their intellectual property lawsuit. If you’ve been


April 17, 2012  2:57 PM

Oracle set to release critical patch update



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle security

Oracle is scheduled to release its quarterly critical patch update today, with some 88 fixes across all its product lines. The most critical issues are in Fusion Middleware, followed by Oracle Database and Sun products. This patch is larger than the last one in January, which


April 13, 2012  5:39 PM

Oracle gets vertical—Industries, that is



Posted by: Lena Weiner
Oracle acquisitions, pharmaceutical industry, vertical industries

On March 29, Oracle announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire ClearTrial, provider of cloud-based clinical trials operations applications. The likely fate of ClearTrial is to be folded into Oracle’s Health Sciences suite...


April 12, 2012  2:36 PM

Oracle the clear leader in $24 billion RDBMS market



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle database, Oracle vs. SAP, RDBMS, SAP HANA

Gartner numbers released late last month show that Oracle has almost half the relational database management system (RDBMS) market in terms of revenue, far outpacing rivals IBM, Microsoft and SAP. Oracle had 48.8% of the market in 2011, according to Gartner. That was up from 48.2% in 2010. IBM...


April 5, 2012  7:43 PM

Oracle vs. HP- Or, how the corporate world is really a lot like grade school



Posted by: Lena Weiner
Oracle vs. HP

Things don’t always go the way we plan them to. In the case of the ill-fated Itanium chip, multiple companies, including HP and Intel, got a lesson in failure. The now famous debacle has been...


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