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April 15, 2008  3:28 PM

Phillips slams SAP, brags about databases at Collaborate ‘08



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

Oracle may not be done yet. In his opening keynote address at Collaborate '08 here in Denver, Oracle president Charles Phillips outlined Oracle's strategy to dominate the database, middleware and applications markets. The database market seems to be well in hand. To applause from the audience,...

April 9, 2008  8:59 AM

Is Yahoo the next PeopleSoft?



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

Last month I posted about a New York Times article in which Larry Ellison touted Oracle's acquisition strategy. He wondered why more companies didn't follow in his footsteps by pursuing...


April 1, 2008  4:13 PM

The Oracle security debate



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

Oracle DBAs:  To what do you attribute problems with Oracle security?

a.) poorly designed software
b.) failure to apply  patches and maintain software
c.) lack of financial resources
d.) all of the above

This question has recently made a small stir in the...


March 26, 2008  10:36 AM

Will Benioff succeed Larry?



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle applications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff spent 13 years at Oracle Corp., before leaving the corporation and founding the CRM powerhouse Salesforce.com in 1999. Since then, Salesforce.com has enjoyed much success, including a reported 85% annualized sales growth over the last five years. So why...


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...


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...


February 13, 2008  10:24 AM

Salesforce.com acquisition speculation persists



Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Blogroll, Oracle applications, Oracle development

With neither company willing to confirm nor deny, we can only speculate as to whether the rumored buyout of Salesforce.com by Oracle holds any truth to it. And there has been no shortage of such speculation...


January 21, 2008  8:31 AM

MySQL, BEA acqusitions have serious implications for Oracle



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle development

Sun Microsystems' bombshell $1 billion acquisition of open source database management system vendor MySQL has serious implications for Oracle, including the possibility that it may lead to a database...


January 16, 2008  11:14 AM

The Oracle-BEA deal: Expert analysis



Posted by: Derek Kuhr
Oracle applications, Oracle development

Oracle's acquisition of BEA Systems Inc. is likely to make the merger-happy database and business applications giant the market leader in enterprise middleware, and IBM and SAP are unlikely to take...


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