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September 22, 2009  8:07 PM

Ellison hopes the EU won’t Sunset his hardware business

Posted by: Ed Scannell
cloud computing, Exadata Database Machine 2, MySQL, Oracle, Oracle-Sun deal

Speaking at a dinner hosted by a non-profit group in San Jose last night, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison confirmed what we wrote earlier this month: The European Union's...

September 14, 2009  9:01 PM

Larry the hardware guy sends IBM a message

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
MySQL, Oracle acquisitions, Oracle development, Sun Microsystems

It was less than a month ago that many Sun customers were concerned about Oracle's silence on the future of Sun's hardware.  But it looks like Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison has taken the first steps in...

August 21, 2009  7:03 PM

The DOJ approves Oracle’s Sun acquisition: Now what?

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle acquisitions, Sun Microsystems

August 5, 2009  3:55 PM

Will Oracle users take the bailout?

Posted by: Ed Scannell
open source, Oracle Database Migration, price hikes

While there hasn't been a loud outcry from users about Oracle's recent price hikes on selected database modules, by taking such action during such difficult times Redwood Shores did nothing to endear...

July 15, 2009  1:48 PM

Will Oracle Sun(set) OpenSolaris? Most think not

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle acquisitions, Sun Microsystems

According to ComputerWorld's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, "OpenSolaris is on its way out" once the Oracle-Sun acquisition is complete.  Simply put: Oracle already has a Linux-based operating system,...

June 22, 2009  7:48 PM

Is Virtual Iron virtually gone?

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Oracle acquisitions, Oracle development, Oracle virtualization

A few months ago when we examined whether Oracle could be a contender in the virtualization wars, experts said that the company faced an uphill battle if it continued to refuse offering support for third-party...

June 17, 2009  5:13 PM

How will Oracle do when the chips are down?

Posted by: Ed Scannell
Exadata Database Machine, IBM, multi-core servers, Oracle, Sun

The good thing about Sun canceling development of its 16-core Rock processor means Oracle now has one less set of multi-core servers to fret over with its

June 11, 2009  3:48 PM

Oracle should support the Open Database Alliance now

Posted by: Ed Scannell
MySQL, Open Database Alliance, open source, Oracle

June 8, 2009  9:55 PM

Oracle edges closer to final approval of Sun deal

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

Last week, Larry Ellison spoke publicly for the first time about the Oracle-Sun deal. At Sun's annual JavaOne conference, Ellison revealed his plans for using...

May 27, 2009  3:45 PM

License management could be the key to your next Oracle review

Posted by: Ed Scannell
Acresso Software, Oracle, software licenses, Sun

In a news story that appeared on SearchOracle.com last week about Oracle's acquisition of Sun triggering reviews of software licenses and audits, it hammered home the point to us that IT shops more than...

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