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i-Cards: the next SSN?

When it comes to the new information cards - the digital wallet initiative backed by the likes of Google, Intel, Microsoft and Oracle - think of this as Phase 1, the information gathering phase This week, another partner in the effort - credit reporting agency Equifax - launched an online identity card, a beta test of a digital identity management product designed to make online transactions more secure for consumers and businesses.

November 13, 2008 by

HP and Oracle team up on 'data warehouse appliances' that re-architect database-storage landscape

The reason for the 10x to 72x performance improvements cited by Ellison are do to bringing the "intelligence" closer to the data, that is bringing the Exadata Programmable Storage Server appliance into close proximity to the Oracle database servers, and then connecting them through InfiniBand connections. In essence, this architecture mimics some of the performance value created by cloud computing environments like Google, with its MapReduce technology.

September 24, 2008 by

Tidal Software launches intelligent reporting for Enterprise Scheduler

Tidal Intelligent Reporting, designed to support Tidal Enterprise Scheduler, aggregates all the scheduler's metrics into a data warehouse and can combine information from multiple job scheduling environments, giving users an enterprise-wide view. This allows personnel to view performance across multiple sites and have access to comparisons between development, test, and production environments.

April 21, 2008 by

Oracle on the psychology of patching

Oracle has a belated reply to a survey a few weeks back on how database administrators have never installed one of the company's critical patch updates.In a blog post Oracle's Eric Maurice faults the survey for relying on a small sample size--not that it stopped us from reporting it.

January 31, 2008 by

Oracle's Wookey defused

Dennis Howlett is reporting that (as predicted by Vinnie Mirchandani) that John Wookey, the head of Oracle's Fusion project to unify its various business applications a cohesive, SOA-based suite is leaving the company. Wookey joined Oracle in 1995.

October 15, 2007 by

Why is there software licensing by the core?

Stephen Shankland is reporting that Oracle has quietly cut database prices on some low-end servers using multicore processors. It's clear that Oracle's move is because Microsoft doesn't charge that way and is making some database inroads.

March 2, 2007 by

Oracle making a play for SAP? No way.

A Forbes story lobs a bombshell, reporting a 'rumor' of a takeover bid of SAP by Oracle, which reputedly drove SAP's stock price up a modestly. "There's talk that Oracle will bid $38.

January 29, 2007 by

Oracle: Third party security patch breaks our stack

InfoWorld is reporting that Oracle is warning its customers not to implement a vulnerability patch that was developed by security researcher David Litchfield (fellow blogger George Ou had the coverage last week). Litchfield was motivated to create his own patch because Oracle, despite four attempts, has apparently failed to do so successfully (according to the InfoWorld story).

January 29, 2006 by

SA Police plot new data warehouse

The South Australian Police (SAPOL) will tie its disparate databases together into a new Oracle-based data warehouse. The organisation has settled on Oracle's 10g Enterprise Edition and Warehouse Builder 10g products, running on Sun Microsystems hardware.

September 22, 2005 by

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