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February 15, 2013  3:39 PM

Oracle should heed warnings from the trends in enterprise

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Enterprise software, Oracle, Oracle VM, Software as a Service

The findings from Forrester's latest research on Oracle point to a worrying trend in the enterprise software landscape. Businesses are not generally doing large, transformational IT projects built around traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP).

The key suppliers are adapting their...

July 15, 2011  2:00 PM

Oracle tight-lipped on eBusiness Suite support fee hike

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Ebusiness, ERP, Licensing, Oracle, SAP, Sun, Support

For the last three weeks a colleague on Computer Weekly has been trying to get a straight answer from Oracle on price changes to support and...

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July 8, 2011  2:29 PM

UKOUG shuffle

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BEA, Java, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Sun, Support, ukoug

This week the UK Oracle user group is reorganising. Chairman, Debra Lilley takes on a new role as president of the council and...


April 12, 2011  11:14 AM

BI is NOT a Cloud application

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BI, cloud, Data warehouse, DBA, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Software testing, Teradata

Reading through the vast amount of analyst comment from Creative Intellect Consulting, Gartner, IDC, et al, it's hard to see how CIOs get any sleep. Over the last year, however, there appear to be two key themes that are at the top of the CIO agenda, Cloud and Business Intelligence. Now...


March 8, 2011  3:49 PM

Oracle hardware support rip-off

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Oracle, rip-off, Sun, Support

The Service Industry Association has filed a complaint against Oracle in Europe and the US concerning the limitations Oracle puts on its hardware support.

 

SIA executive director Claudia...


January 24, 2011  11:50 AM

LibreOffice ready for mainstream

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Java, libreoffice, OpenOffice, Oracle

LibreOffice will be available for download from 25 January. Finally people will be able to use an Office suite that's not backed by Microsoft, Google, Oracle or IBM. LibreOffice uses Java...


January 19, 2011  9:13 AM

Ingres and JasperSoft take on the big BI and database players

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benchmark, BI, IBM, Ingres, JasperSoft, Microsoft, multi-tenant, Oracle, SaaS, Sybase, TPC-H, VectorWise

Ingres and JasperSoft, two of the heavyweights of the Open Source community, have announced today that they have certified the latest release of each others software on their platforms. As part of this announcement, they are claiming that JasperSoft's BI Suite on Ingres VectorWise analytic...


January 4, 2011  10:55 AM

Will 2011 improve on 2010?

imurphy Profile: imurphy
BI, BIaaS, cloud, Cognos, Compliance, Databases, Greenplum, IBM, Latency, Microsoft, MPP, MySQL, Oracle, privacy, salesforce, STaaS, Teradata, Virtualisation

As we get into the swing for a new year, it promises to be even more interesting than last year in terms of databases and BI.

2010

On the positive side, the big thing for 2010 was the amount of data being moved into the Cloud. This was helped by increasingly...


August 4, 2010  12:16 PM

EMC picks Greenplum

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Business Intelligence, cloud, DB2, EMC, Greenplum, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sybase, Teradata, VMware

At the beginning of July, EMC announced its intention to acquire data warehouse vendor Greenplum. On the 29th July that deal was completed and EMC announced that Greenplum is the foundation of the new EMC Data Computing Product Division.

This  is another step down EMC's...


July 16, 2010  12:32 PM

IBM assimilates the competition

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Databases, DeveloperWorks, IBM, Microsoft, Migration, Oracle, Porting, Sybase

Porting a database from one vendors offering to another has always been difficult. To try and ease the pain vendors have product porting guides, third party tools companies have products that will take your schemas and stored procedures and recreate them for the new target database and software...


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