Eye on Oracle:

European Commission


February 24, 2010  3:20 PM

Larry’s suddenly Sunny disposition



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, Exadata Database Machine, Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM, Oracle-Sun deal, The America's Cup

Speaking at an event over the weekend celebrating his triumphant return with The America's Cup in hand, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison said he expects his other prize - Sun Microsystems - to be profitable "right away". This is not exactly breaking news. Just last month

January 27, 2010  3:30 PM

Here comes the Sun



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, MySQL, Oracle-Sun deal


January 21, 2010  6:01 PM

Oracle gets the green light from the EC to acquire Sun



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, MySQL, Oracle-Sun deal, Sun Microsystems

After over three months of investigation the European Commission (EC) has officially approved Oracle's $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems which could see the combined company significantly change the competitive landscape of the IT industry. "I am now satisfied that competition and...


January 20, 2010  4:37 PM

Oracle and the European Commission head down the home stretch



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, MySQL, Oracle-Sun deal

Oracle and the European Commission (EC) continue to slowly and painfully creep closer to  resolving its conflict over the former's nine-month long attempt to acquire Sun...

Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


December 23, 2009  5:24 PM

Postgres overlooked by the EC in the Oracle-Sun deal



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, MySQL, Oracle-Sun deal

With Oracle and the European Commission (EC) on the verge of reaching agreement over the former's proposed possession of MySQL, hopefully this is the last time I talk about the latter's confounding lack of understanding about the open source market. While the EC has now spent well over three...


December 15, 2009  10:26 PM

Oracle concessions edge European Commission closer to approving Sun deal



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, MySQL, Oracle-Sun deal

It's almost done. After three months of investigation, and some pointed exchanges between the two along the way, it appears Oracle and the European Commission are on the verge of settling their differences over


December 4, 2009  3:55 PM

Oracle reportedly offers compromise to appease the European Commission on MySQL



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, MySQL, open source database, Oracle-Sun deal

In his eyeball-to-eyeball stare down with the European Commission (EC) over MySQL, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison may have blinked. Multiple reports today say Ellison is willing to setup a separate entity within the combined Oracle-Sun that would be responsible for operating the MySQL open source...


December 2, 2009  4:21 PM

Life in the three-company IT world may get crowded



Posted by: Ed Scannell
Dell, European Commission, Hewlett-Packard, Larry Ellison, Microsoft, MySQL, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

This past March I wrote a blog inspired by some bold remarks Oracle chairman Larry Ellison made a while ago, predicting there eventually would be only three legitimate competitors left in the IT world. Oracle, of course, was going to...


November 18, 2009  3:21 PM

The IOUG takes a swipe at the European Commission



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, Indepedent Oracle Users Group, MySQL, Oracle-Sun deal

As tension builds in the standoff between Oracle and the European Commission (EC) over Oracle's proposed ownership of MySQL, Redwood Shores has picked up the support of the Independent Oracle Users Group...


November 4, 2009  9:36 PM

Bad week for Larry



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, MySQL, open source database, Oracle database

Not the best of weeks for Team Oracle in or out of the water. First came reports late Tuesday that the European Commission (EC) was nearing a decision to issue an official statement of objection over Oracle's proposed bid to acquire Sun Microsystems. Issuing such a statement is largely...


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: