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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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.
Oracle to open two cloud datacentres for customers who want their applications and data to stay on European soil.
Ellison also took a moment to apologize for missing this regularly-scheduled second keynote last year due to the America's Cup.
Also, as promised by Mark Hurd on Monday, Oracle introduced news for its mobile development framework.
When asked why it takes two CEOs to replace Larry Ellison, Hurd laughed, "I think you answered your own question."
CIOs from Walgreens and Procter & Gamble discuss some of the current challenges and opportunities available in enterprise IT today.
While its leadership stack recently went through a state of flux, Oracle continues to reinforce its cloud stack as well.
Immediately following bombshell leadership changes, roughly 60,000 Oracle OpenWorld attendees await to see how the new dynamic plays out starting this weekend.