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March 19, 2008  9:06 AM

Is Ellison rooting for Microsoft?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

It's no secret that Larry Ellison thinks acquisitions are a great way of growing his company. But does this make Oracle any less innovative or authentic?   According to Ellison in this New York...

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March 10, 2008  3:05 PM

Did you beat Oracle at the negotiating table?



Posted by: Barney Beal
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Duncan Jones at Forrester recently published some interesting research on best practices for negotiating with Oracle. It's primarily based on the experiences of a group of Forrester...


March 4, 2008  3:51 PM

Survey says: Database users prefer Oracle



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Blogroll, Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

The results are in from Evans Data Corp.'s first survey on database user preferences -- and Oracle has made a clean sweep. Oracle (version 10g or later) ranked number one in all 13 categories of the survey, which polled over 1,400 database users in December 2007.  According to Evans Data., a...


February 27, 2008  1:22 PM

SAP fires at Oracle-Hyperion ECM ahead of Collaborate ‘08



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration

Collaborate '08 is fast approaching, and Oracle Enterprise Content Management (ECM) users can look forward to several ECM sessions, including Collaborate's ‘

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February 25, 2008  5:49 PM

A farewell to my SearchOracle.com homies



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

After nearly eight trips around the Sun, covering just about every technological topic from ABAP to zSeries, it's my last...


January 16, 2008  11:58 AM

Do DBAs care about Oracle’s latest Critical Patch Update?



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

Oracle yesterday released its Critical Patch Update fixing vulnerabilities across its database and application product lines. But do Oracle database administrators really care? The...


January 9, 2008  11:03 AM

The quotable Larry Ellison



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Larry Ellison, everybody's favorite yacht-racing former-playboy billionaire, is beloved by journalists looking for a memorable quip . . . or a blog post. Here are a few amusing ones I've come across over the years: On business: "A corporation's primary goal is to make money....


January 7, 2008  9:18 PM

Top Gear host’s stunt highlights data theft concerns



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle database administration

Our favorite security blogger -- Pete Finnigan of the Oracle Security Weblog -- today wrote about an instance of data theft that should serve as a valuable life lesson to anyone. According to

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January 2, 2008  10:36 AM

Most clicked Oracle stories of 2007



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

You've read about the best movies of 2007 (which you haven't seen) and the most embarrassing celebrity scandals of 2007 (which you don't care about). How about something a tad more relevant? Here is our look back at your


December 19, 2007  12:01 PM

NetSuite IPO highlights Ellison’s investment tactics



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Managing an Oracle shop

There's yet another interesting story out this week about Larry Ellison's unbelievable nack for making money. The story, which appears on


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