Eye on Oracle:

Larry Ellison


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,...

February 17, 2010  4:25 PM

Sailing against IBM may be rougher for Larry than the America’s Cup



Posted by: Ed Scannell
America's Cup, IBM, Larry Ellison, Oracle-Sun deal, stack computing

Larry Ellison is having himself a year. First, he outlasted the European Commission (EC) which held up his attempt to acquire Sun Microsystems for over four months. Now he has followed that triumph with another by winning the America's Cup, one of the most valued trophies in all of...


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...


October 21, 2009  3:00 PM

Pressure builds for Oracle to sell MySQL



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Union, Larry Ellison, MySQL, Novell, Oracle-Sun deal, Red Hat

It seems like some people just don't want Oracle to own MySQL. Right on the heels of Oracle chairman Larry Ellison's pledge to aggressively support Sun's MySQL database at OpenWorld last week, Michael "Monty" Widenius, MySQL's creator says Oracle should sell the open source database to a third...


October 12, 2009  4:55 PM

Ellison commits to the hardware business



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Larry Ellison, Sun Microsystems

Larry Ellison was adamant in his keynote Sunday night that Oracle would not be selling any part of Sun's hardware business, saying "there are limits to what you can do if you do just software." Hear what else the Oracle CEO had to say about the future of Solaris, SPARC and...


October 12, 2009  3:13 PM

The real Top 10 from the Ellison-McNealy keynote



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Larry Ellison, Oracle development, Sun Microsystems

How does Sun Microsystems Chairman and Co-Founder Scott McNealy feel about Oracle buying his company? It was clear in his keynote Sunday night that McNealy won't have an easy time handing over his...


August 26, 2009  5:54 PM

At Oracle the buck stops at Larry’s desk



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Larry Ellison

It looks like Oracle CEO Larry Ellison - the outspoken,


May 11, 2009  5:33 PM

Larry’s a hardware man now



Posted by: Ed Scannell
Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, iPhone, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Sun

After weeks of speculation about whether Oracle would keep or sell off Sun's hardware business, we have the answer. Well, the answer for now. In an e-mail interview with Reuters, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made it clear he intends to keep not just Sun's chip and server products but its disk...


April 8, 2009  2:34 PM

Oracle still interested in planes, trains and automobiles



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Larry Ellison, Oracle applications, Oracle development

As the owner of one of the world's largest yachts and an avid racer, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison can probably handle his boat in just about any fleet. Now, his...


February 25, 2009  3:37 PM

Recession or no, the high seas still call to Ellison and his yachts



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Larry Ellison

The recession -- which, unfortunately, includes the need to downsize -- has been on everyone’s minds these days. So, while Oracle professionals scramble to cut hardware costs and keep their jobs, what about the...


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