Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has remade the company via acquisitions. Oracle has acquired a bevy of companies such as Siebel Systems, PeopleSoft, BEA Systems and others to become a significant applications player. Meanwhile, Oracle remains the database leader and displays strength in middleware. Oracle's next frontier: Hardware. The acquisition of Sun Microsystems could position Oracle as "T.J. Watson's IBM" or be a big headache.
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There was a story recently that Red Hat would replace MySQL with MariaDB in the next version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Actually, Red Hat isn't saying yet which DBMS, or any other specific program, will be shipping in RHEL 7.
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.
Big data may be handy shorthand for a whole group of issues but it's done little to increase businesses' willingness to spend on analytics in the short term.
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.
The Full Federal Court has ruled that the use of the term 'disturbing' in the judgment of the Oracle case did not damage the reputation of the plaintiff's former solicitor.
While figures just out suggest impressive sales growth for SAP's in-memory database technology, rivals and critics are painting a more complex picture.
The new x86 server infrastructure essentially combines Dell hardware with Oracle software.
Following high-profile hacks and breaches at major technology companies, including Apple and Facebook, the Java maker is knuckling down on the Web plug-in's security.
Principal creator of MySQL Monty Widenius is concerned about the consequences of certain corporate attitudes towards open-source software.
With its sights set firmly on European expansion, cloud ERP firm Workday has flagged up its strategic intentions with two new payroll initiatives.
Server sales have been whacked by a weak economy and consolidation moves. Cisco, however, is growing rapidly and Dell picked up market share.
A drawback of MySQL for high-availability websites should soon be eliminated by the MariaDB fork, according to Michael 'Monty' Widenius, the open-source database's main author.
No one in the industry is talking about any fears they may be having about the cloud -- at least not out loud.
The telco that said its privacy bungles 'must not happen again' has found itself apologising yet again after old customer data was found leaking into the public domain.
Oracle's latest survey attempts to reveal "the good, the bad, and the ugly" sides of the cloud for business managers.