Relational databases are enterprise staples as customers continue to pay up for Oracle and proprietary software. AWS launches Aurora to offer proprietary features at open source prices.
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Because of the number of firms using its databases, Oracle has high hopes for its in-memory database architecture.
Ellison declared that this in-memory option means databases can process billions of rows and columns at "ungodly speeds."
The move was plugged last week by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who also noted deals would be announced with Salesforce and NetSuite.
Oracle touted its cloud strategy as well as its hardware products, but the sales miss won't do much to allay concerns that the company is having trouble battling companies like Workday and Salesforce as well as open source databases.
Hardware, Mark Hurd, open source databases and cloud computing are among the big question marks that need to be answered for Oracle.
Netflix, Openwave Messaging and Ooyala have migrated from Oracle to an enterprise edition of Apache Cassandra. DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth argues more companies and developers will follow.
Salesforce is acquiring a laundry list of databases: NoSQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle. Oracle, however, is rumored to have landed a nine figure deal from Salesforce. Ouch.
Oracle is combining two of its security products into a single software appliance-based platform intended to audit both Oracle-made and third-party databases.
With SAP's claims that HANA enables companies to run arbitrary, complex queries on billions of records in a matter of seconds as opposed to hours, the vendors of old legacy traditional databases are facing a major challenge, most notably the king of them all, Oracle.
Questions emerge about Oracle's engineered systems strategy and threats to the company's core database business as well as maintenance revenue.
The 188 patents and 29 patents pending cover areas related to databases, many of Google's emerging product categories, and Android, which is at the heart of an ongoing legal dispute with Oracle
Michael Dell stressed the benefits of making and selling PCs in his keynote at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, in contrast to his company's chief rival HP which has mulled spinning off its PC division.Dell, chief executive of Dell, said on Tuesday that economies of scale from building PCs helped Dell keep component costs for servers low and alluded to HP's statement about potentially spinning off its Personal Systems Group.
For Oracle, the NetSuite deal gives it more ammo to argue that it is an arms dealer to cloud providers. Oracle databases run Salesforce.com as well as NetSuite.
Oracle threw its own punches at Red Hat and Microsoft today by detailing expanding integration of its MySQL with Windows and Oracle's heftier databases in the 2011-12 timeframe.In a webcast today, executives noted the expanded integration of the recently released MySQL 5.
Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated switched from Oracle to IBM DB2 data base in bid to cut cost, and realized other benefits including improved lead time and reduced storage requirements, say company execs.
Oracle has introduced a database-specific firewall that protects against external and internal database attacks, including SQL injections."Oracle Database Firewall offers organisations a first line of defence that can stop internal and external attacks from reaching databases," Vipin Samar, Oracle's vice president of database security, said in an announcement at RSA on Monday.
Salesforce jumps into Oracle territory by bringing databases into its cloud ecosystem, launching Database.com at the Dreamforce conference
The Oracle chief has said the next iteration of the Fusion app suite will be widely available from the start of 2011, ushering in a number of key benefits and flexible deployment options
Corporate databases are huge, and hugely inefficient -- which translates into built-in personal data privacy. Oracle is your best friend...
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