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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A new version of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit mostly improves compatibility with applications software, and specifically with Java and Chrome.
A petition filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 77 computing luminaries has called on the US Supreme Court to overturn a decision that ruled Oracle could copyright parts of the Java API.
Oracle has a large number of fixes lined up for Tuesday, including 25 for Java SE, while Microsoft and Adobe have patches due then too.
UPDATED. Reports indicate that users in Russia who attempt to download and install Java are being told that a government embargo forbids it.
Oracle said it plans to integrate TOA with its Service Cloud, which is part of the company's customer experience suite, as well as its ERP apps.
Today's quarterly update affects over 100 versions of 44 products including the Oracle database, Java and PeopleSoft Enterprise.
A statement by an Oracle executive affirms that Java 7 and updates to it should continue to work on Windows XP. Java 8 is a different story.
UPDATED. The regularly scheduled quarterly security updates for Java on July 15 will not include updates for Windows XP, which is now formally unsupported by Oracle.
Because of the number of firms using its databases, Oracle has high hopes for its in-memory database architecture.
Latest court ruling states Oracle can be granted copyright protection for its Java APIs, opening up a legal precedent that could affect the thousands of APIs out there.
UPDATED: A U.S. appeals court said Oracle can be granted copyright protection in parts of Java in a battle with Google over Android's inclusion of the code.
In a massive critical patch update, Oracle has fixed 104 security flaws within its products. Unsurprisingly, Java is at the top of the list.
Oracle said it has made ease-of-use and improved productivity a core priority for its suite of Customer Experience Cloud offerings, with enhancements focused on improving the SFA mobile experience for sales reps and managers.
Oracle Java Cloud Service apps face additional risks after a researcher publishes new vulnerabilities and how to attack them.
47 Oracle products to be patched on Patch Tuesday, with a total of 147 vulnerability fixes, 85 of them for flaws which are remotely-exploitable without authentication.
Oracle will no longer be supporting Glassfish Java Enterprise Edition Server business users.
Oracle's Critical Patch Update (CPU) has been released, and if you use any type of Oracle software -- including Java -- you're likely to need it.
Under the Freescale and Oracle pact, the two companies will work together on engineering, marketing and standards where Java and Freescale processors are combined.
Ellison declared that this in-memory option means databases can process billions of rows and columns at "ungodly speeds."
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