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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Oracle will no longer be supporting Glassfish Java Enterprise Edition Server business users.
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The Federal Government is calling in the big guns.
Microsoft is showing the best growth and remains the No. 1 software vendor. Oracle is No. 2 followed by IBM and SAP.
Oracle said that it will integrate BigMachines CPQ with its marketing, sales, social and service clouds.
Oracle will provide the NSW government's Health department with cloud and database hardware for its service delivery arm.
Oracle has announced the acquisition of Compendium, a cloud-based content marketing provider.
Oracle's Critical Patch Update (CPU) has been released, and if you use any type of Oracle software -- including Java -- you're likely to need it.
New technologies such as NoSQL and SaaS providers almost always save money over on-premise deployments, but there are a few wrinkles. Customization negates price advantages and some collaboration tools like Box will cost more.
For years I couldn't resolve how and why Oracle approached the market so differently than other major apps providers. Finally I have. They aren't truly an apps provider - at least not primarily.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has agreed to give up a potential payout of around $500 million to settle conflict of interest accusations over the purchase of Pillar Data Systems.
Oracle's OpenWorld conference gave customers a lot to digest. Here's the short version of the powwow and key issues to ponder going forward.
Ellison's absence at some of Oracle's most important events has drawn media attention and criticism over the last week.