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Oracle's Q4 sales fall short

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.

June 20, 2013

Google picks up 200 more patents from IBM

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

January 4, 2012 by

Dell takes a swipe at HP

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.

October 4, 2011 by

Oracle lands NetSuite as Exadata customer

For Oracle, the NetSuite deal gives it more ammo to argue that it is an arms dealer to cloud providers. Oracle databases run as well as NetSuite.

May 9, 2011

Oracle's MySQL plans take aim at Red Hat and Microsoft

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.

March 16, 2011 by

Coca Cola fizzes on DB2 savings

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.

March 2, 2011 by

Oracle puts firewall around databases

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.

February 16, 2011 by

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