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January 30, 2013  9:30 PM

Oracle releasing a better way to track health and safety issues?

Posted by: Lena Weiner

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I worked as a burger flipper at a regional fast food chain. While there, I found countless ways to injure myself, from getting splashed with hot oil to shutting my fingers in the cash register to a very...

January 25, 2013  4:17 PM

Upcoming Oracle Cloud news?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Cloud, Oracle acquisitions, Oracle cloud computing, Oracle Public Cloud

Just got this message yesterday:

Please join Oracle President Mark Hurd and Oracle Executive Vice President Thomas Kurian for an Oracle Update for the Media. The Conference call will provide a brief recap of Oracle's business strategy and provide an update on Oracle...

January 16, 2013  3:30 PM

Big data scientist parses NFL play-by-play data on MySQL

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

Just in time. The National Football League is holding its conference championship games this weekend, and Scott M. Sawyer has a lot of obscure data about how one team might win over another. During the day, Sawyer is on staff at MIT's computing and analytics group. His research areas include big...

January 16, 2013  1:23 AM

Oracle issues quarterly security patch

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle, Oracle database, Oracle Database 11g, Oracle database security

Oracle on Tuesday released its quarterly patch update. It includes 86 security fixes and runs the gamut of Oracle products, including database, middleware and applications. All the fixes address security...

January 11, 2013  4:05 PM

New year, new releases from Oracle

Posted by: Lena Weiner
Oracle, Oracle applications

I've sometimes wondered if companies, customers and developers feel like it's New Years' when looking at a new release of an old product. Here's a chance to do everything all over again. Old edition glitchy? Bad user interface on it? Got a big wish-list from the end users? Here's your chance to...

January 3, 2013  6:35 PM

Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water…

Posted by: Lena Weiner
Oracle, Oracle acquisitions

Oracle's gone and done it again. Just when small cloud-based firms think it's safe to go in the water, Oracle does their best imitation of Jaws and gobbles them right up. This time, the victim is

December 27, 2012  4:13 PM

What Larry Ellison wants in 2013

Posted by: Lena Weiner
Larry Ellison, Oracle

Once again, Hanukkah and Christmas have come and gone, and with them, much of the 2012 gift-giving season, although it should be noted that Kwanzaa began yesterday and won't be over until January 1, and some folks still enjoy the...

December 20, 2012  6:22 PM

Why NoSQL, why now?

Posted by: Lena Weiner

On Monday, Oracle announced the release of the next generation of its NoSQL database, delivering multiple upgrades users have been buzzing about since 1.0 came out. New functionalities include...

December 13, 2012  8:25 PM

How (un)secure is MySQL, anyway?

Posted by: Lena Weiner

One of the reasons why IT pros choose big-name brand products from companies like Oracle is the security they assume comes with them. This isn't an in-house product whipped up by your college kid intern while he was simultaneously trying to write some term paper or something designed by a...

December 5, 2012  7:49 PM

Prediction for 2013: SMBs finally ascend to the cloud

Posted by: Lena Weiner
Cloud, Oracle

It's not too early for me to start making predictions for the New Year, is it? I've got one. It's becoming hard to imagine life without cloud computing in some form or another. You likely use

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