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October 4, 2010  3:11 PM

Ellison continues to “advise” HP

Posted by: badarrow
data center hardware, Hewlett Packard, HP, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison can't seem to stop himself from opining on Hewlett-Packard's management moves. This time

October 1, 2010  3:54 PM

HP executive moves infused with Oracle flavor

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, DataCenter, Hewlett Packard, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Ray Lane, server hardware

So, Leo Apotheker, former CEO of SAP will, as of November 1, be CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Intriguing. Apotheker was pushed out of SAP last February (Super Bowl Sunday in fact) when the...

September 21, 2010  7:34 PM

Head to head video: Ellison gets cloud computing religion

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
cloud computing, DataCenter, Oracle

In 2009, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison compared cloud computing hype to water vapor. One year later he's on the cloud bandwagon, especially if you're interested in creating your own private cloud with...

August 13, 2010  3:38 PM

RIP OpenSolaris, says leaked Oracle memo

Posted by: Alex Barrett
OpenSolaris, Oracle, Sun

A memo that was ostensibly leaked to the Oracle Solaris engineering team pulls the rug out from OpenSolaris. "We will no longer distribute source code for the entirety of the Solaris operating system in real-time while it is developed, on a nightly basis," the memo states. However, "we will...

August 6, 2010  4:48 PM

Ex-Sun developer, Illumos launches OpenSolaris derivative

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
OpenSolaris, Oracle, servers, Solaris

Garrett D'Amore, a former Sun software engineer this week launched Illumos (Illumos = Illum + OS = “Light + OS”), an open source project to develop an OS based on the core OpenSolaris technologies. The new Unix variant...

January 27, 2010  2:01 PM

Big Oracle Sun event today

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

Starting at noon ET today, Oracle will kick off a five-hour event in California that will outline its plans for Sun Microsystems' technology. Last week, Oracle received approval from the European...

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January 21, 2010  2:17 PM

European Commission approves Oracle acquisition of Sun

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

The European Commission has approved the Oracle acquisition of Sun Microsystems, representing the last hurdle the database giant had to jump before the deal was done. It has been nine months since Oracle announced its intention to purchase Sun, but regulatory issues have stymied progress on the...

November 12, 2009  9:28 PM

More on the pending Oracle-Sun acquisition

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

Earlier this week I wrote about the pending Oracle-Sun acquisition, and how Sun Microsystems customers were getting pretty tired of being in limbo, waiting around while antitrust regulatory agencies...

July 16, 2009  1:27 PM

Oracle-Sun merger likely to take some time, thanks to regulators

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Acquisition, Java, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

Though Sun shareholders may give the thumbs-up to a merger with Oracle in a meeting today, users shouldn't expect it to be complete for months, despite Oracle's claims and hopes. Two weeks ago, Oracle announced that the U.S. Justice...

June 29, 2009  6:59 PM

Anti-trust regulators not giving Oracle-Sun early clearance

Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Acquisition, DataCenter, Java, Oracle, Sun

According to Reuters, U.S. antitrust regulators aren't giving early clearance on Oracle's plan to buy Sun Microsystems, due to what Oracle lawyers are calling a narrow,...

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