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Solaris 11 takes Sun's OS to the cloud

Oracle has released version 11 of Solaris, the Unix-based operating system the company acquired when it purchased Sun Microsystems in 2010.The software, made generally available on Wednesday, was billed by Oracle in a statement as "the first cloud operating system".

November 10, 2011 by

SkySQL will try to drive MySQL fork, Oracle's ouster

The creation of SkySQL -- a virtual spinoff of MySQL (pre-Sun, pre-Oracle)-- was as inevitable as LibreOffice. The community simply doesn't trust that Oracle will be a good steward of open source software and is acting quickly to preserve top open source projects.

October 18, 2010 by

Autodesk woos cleantech start-ups with design software "grants"

Autodesk is preparing to give out more than 100 additional “grants” of its digital design and prototyping software to cleantech and greentech companies in the United States and Europe. The company also is planning to introduce an enhanced Web site, featuring sustainable design information, on Earth Day 2010.

April 6, 2010 by

Tag team skirmish: HP, Microsoft target Oracle, Sun

Microsoft and HP rolled out an extensive partnership that revolves around $250 million over three years to develop prepackaged software and hardware packages for the enterprise. There's a compelling case to be made that Microsoft and HP are targeting Oracle hardware foray once its acquisition of Sun Microsystems closes.

January 13, 2010 by

Ellison wants to model new Oracle after T.J. Watson Jr.'s IBM

At a Churchhill Club event, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison talks to former Sun Microsystems President Ed Zander about Oracle's recent acquisition of Sun Microsystems. He says he’d like to pattern the new Oracle after T.J. Watson Jr.'s IBM, combining both hardware and software systems.

September 23, 2009 by

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