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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

September 15, 2009  11:40 PM

Oracle, Sun roll out Exadata 2

Posted by: Ed Scannell
Exadata Database Machine, Oracle-Sun deal

Even as the European Union continues to dig into the validity of Oracle's $7.4 billion proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison showed off the first product jointly developed by the two companies, confidently calling it "the fastest machine ever built for data...

September 9, 2009  2:43 PM

The EU fiddles while Sun burns

Posted by: Ed Scannell
Exadata Database Machine, MySQL, open source, Oracle-Sun deal

The European Union has always taken a tough stance against large American companies who look like they are on the verge of abusing their monopolistic positions. Oftentimes it has been tougher on such American companies than our own Department of Justice. But the

July 21, 2009  6:06 PM

Can Oracle stay on a roll?

Posted by: Ed Scannell
cloud computing, Exadata Database Machine, Fusion Middleware 11g, Sun

Oracle has weathered this 18-month long recession (and counting) better than many of its enterprise competitors. Well, at least so far. The company's quarterly financial reports over the past year have pleased Wall St. analysts, thanks largely to its perpetually steady maintenance revenues....

June 17, 2009  5:13 PM

How will Oracle do when the chips are down?

Posted by: Ed Scannell
Exadata Database Machine, IBM, multi-core servers, Oracle, Sun

The good thing about Sun canceling development of its 16-core Rock processor means Oracle now has one less set of multi-core servers to fret over with its


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