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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...

September 20, 2012  3:29 PM

Potential Oracle database, applications and hardware highlights from today’s earnings call



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle 11g R2, Oracle applications, Oracle database, Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle Exadata, Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle hardware, Oracle hardware decisions

Oracle is expected to announce its quarterly earnings later today, and there should be nuggets from all facets of the company's business. On the database front, we'll be looking for any hints about when Oracle Database 12c will be released. The next version of the Oracle Database has been in...


June 7, 2012  5:06 PM

New version of Oracle database on the way?



Posted by: Lena Weiner
Oracle acquisitions, Oracle database

Ready for a new version of the Oracle Database? You might not have to wait too long. At last week’s AllThingsD conference,


April 24, 2012  5:31 PM

Oracle Database community loses one of its own, Mark Townsend



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IOUG, Mark Townsend, Oracle database

Mark Townsend, VP of product management for...


April 12, 2012  2:36 PM

Oracle the clear leader in $24 billion RDBMS market



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle database, Oracle vs. SAP, RDBMS, SAP HANA

Gartner numbers released late last month show that Oracle has almost half the relational database management system (RDBMS) market in terms of revenue, far outpacing rivals IBM, Microsoft and SAP. Oracle had 48.8% of the market in 2011, according to Gartner. That was up from 48.2% in 2010. IBM...


November 4, 2009  9:36 PM

Bad week for Larry



Posted by: Ed Scannell
European Commission, MySQL, open source database, Oracle database

Not the best of weeks for Team Oracle in or out of the water. First came reports late Tuesday that the European Commission (EC) was nearing a decision to issue an official statement of objection over Oracle's proposed bid to acquire Sun Microsystems. Issuing such a statement is largely...


October 7, 2009  2:57 PM

Will Oracle have to fight the database wars on two fronts?



Posted by: Ed Scannell
IBM DB2, Oracle database

Speaking at Red Herring's Etre 2009 conference a couple of days ago, SAP's CEO Leo Apotheker had some bold if not refreshing words to say about his archrival Oracle. It seems the folks residing at Redwood Shores are hardly an all-consuming passion for him. "I know it sounds really nice to have...


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