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May 14, 2010  1:23 PM

SAP’s Sybase deal: A jump into the mobile market or a dig at Oracle?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Larry Ellison, Oracle acquisitions

SAP has had no problem criticizing Oracle's growth strategy for favoring acquisition over innovation.  However, we recently questioned whether that opinion would change with two new SAP CEOs in the picture. Co-CEO Bill McDermott, who...

April 20, 2010  7:33 PM

Oracle database security and compliance: Are you doing enough?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle security

When you think about security, is protecting the privacy of your customers and the security of your data at the top of your list of concerns? You might be quick to answer yes, but CTO Ron Ben Natan said in his session at the Collaborate '10 conference on Monday that for most people, compliance...


April 7, 2010  1:35 PM

Oracle and Sun: Read the fine print



Posted by: Barney Beal
Oracle acquisitions, Oracle hardware decisions, Oracle-Sun deal

If you tuned in to Oracle's four-hour webcast on its plans for Sun in the wake of the acquisition, you may have strained to hear what


March 17, 2010  3:51 PM

If SAP builds it, will they come?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Larry Ellison, Oracle acquisitions

Oracle recently made one of its biggest and boldest advancements as a company with an acquisition -- the buyout of Sun Microsystems. The deal handed the software giant a handful of industry jewels including Java,...


March 10, 2010  4:37 PM

Sun’s Simon Phipps bids Oracle adieu



Posted by: Ed Scannell
open source, Oracle acquisitions, Sun Microsystems


January 11, 2010  3:47 PM

Oracle patches fix ‘severe vulnerabilities’ in Database Server, Oracle Secure Backup



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle security

In Oracle's last Critical Patch Update, the company released 38 fixes for 21 affected products, most notably some repair work for Oracle 11g, Oracle Application Server and Oracle...


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 20, 2009  5:51 PM

The EU grants Oracle another six days to prepare its case on MySQL



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle acquisitions, Oracle-Sun deal

The European Union (EU) has not been making Oracle's acquisition of Sun an easy one, putting the "acquisition machine" in quite a different situation than it's used to. The deal,...


October 27, 2009  9:51 PM

Red Hat-EnterpriseDB deal could affect Oracle’s open source fortunes



Posted by: Ed Scannell
EnterpriseDB, European Commission, MySQL, open source software, Oracle, Red Hat Software

With Red Hat making a $19 million investment in EnterpriseDB earlier this week, competition in the open...


October 13, 2009  4:16 PM

‘Father of Java’ outlines what you may not know about Sun Software at OpenWorld



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle acquisitions, Oracle and Java, Sun Microsystems

What do Brazil's tax system, Amazon's Kindle reader and South Korea's first magnesium sheet plant have in common? At first glance it may seem like nothing, but these systems share something with...


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