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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A long-standing battle between the two tech giants is potentially at an end, resulting in Oracle winning limited damages — or opting for a retrial.
At the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, AWS announced several important services. But most important is Amazon Aurora, a new high-performance database engine.
A new MySQL foreign data wrapper for Postgres is designed to help firms combine and query data from their databases.
Oracle's stewardship has been good for the MySQL database argues Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev.
According to new research, companies consider continual business transformation essential to remain competitive -- but struggle in order to implement changes.
Oracle has been ordered to pay close to AU$162,000 in damages to former employee Rebecca Richardson, with the court granting interest on the damages.
Deferred revenue was $58.1 million. Signed customers in the quarter rose 28 percent from a year ago to 890.
Foreign companies looking to take advantage of Irish corporate tax laws will be unable to do so from the start of 2015, with the total phase out of the loophole to arrive in 2020.
We have a new white-as-the-driven-Snowden story on the NSA, the UK's equivalent of the denied-but-not-forgotten PRISM program, a white hot (yet ultimately ridiculous) battle between Google and Oracle, and lots more from around the world.
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.
Google has petitioned the highest court in the country to overturn a previous appeals court ruling favoring Oracle, which in itself overturned a mixed bag of district court rulings that primarily sided with Google.
Recent conferences by Infor and Oracle demonstrate that the on-premises vs cloud debate is over. Brian Sommer looks at what happened with Oracle this last year to get to this point.
Oracle's cloud strategy, which revolves around chest thumping around hundreds of cloud apps, reminds me of the meathead in the gym who will tell you about how much he bench presses and the size of his biceps, but lacks leg strength and overall fitness.
Ellison also took a moment to apologize for missing this regularly-scheduled second keynote last year due to the America's Cup.