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Is it time for Oracle to donate MySQL to Apache?

Oracle no doubt got the bang for the big bucks it paid for MySQL via its Sun acquisition. But the original developers of MySQL won't let it die and as developers and customers begin to defect to their increasingly popular MySQL Fork -- MariaDB.

February 26, 2013 by

Oracle Q2 mixed; Ellison defends Sun acquisition

Oracle's second quarter earnings were strong, revenue was light and the hardware business continues to struggle overall. CEO Larry Ellison calls Sun purchase "most strategic" deal the company has made.

December 18, 2012

Salesforce buys Rypple, enters HR software biz

Acquisition marks software-as-a-service vendor's first foray into human resource software market, as it battles larger rivals also buying up cloud software companies to win over enterprise customers, including SAP and Oracle.

December 15, 2011 by

Oracle: We manage environmental data, too

You wouldn't expect Oracle to leave one of the software industry's fastest growing sectors out of its strategic product mix, would you?That's why Oracle's introduction of new environmental tracking and management solutions (based on its acquisition of intellectual property from Ndevr in February) is really more of a foregone conclusion rather than a surprise.

July 19, 2011 by

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