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 says it'll be price competitive with AWS, Microsoft Azure and Rackspace. Is infrastructure as a service really a gateway to buying Oracle's cloud applications?
"We have a considerable advantage," Ellison defended. "At the infrastructure level, we intend to be price competitive with Amazon, Microsoft Azure and Rackspace.”
The bleeding in Oracle's hardware business appears to have stopped and execs tout cloud bookings momentum.
Oracle's second quarter results are expected to be lackluster and analysts aren't expecting much. It sure would be nice if Oracle's hardware revenue could start growing to cushion the cloud transition.
The airline's new CRM system will be delayed, due to it costing more than double the starting price to finish.
Previously considered to be completely closed off, Oracle is now integrating OpenStack components into its products.
The National Australia Bank (NAB)'s technology transformation delivered significant benefits in 2013 – paving the way for even greater change in 2014 as its new CIO takes the reins of one of the country's most ambitious IT transformations.
Based on where this goes next, a retrial in California or an appeal pushed all the way to the Supreme Court are both possible.
Businesses are discovering they need to be where their customers are, but rather than gaining or losing a sale, the police have realised that this is their opportunity to stop crimes and build community relationships.
As EnterpriseDB unveils new versions of its Postgres management console and database, it points to Oracle pricing as the prime cause for the present rise of the open-source database.
Oracle will no longer be supporting Glassfish Java Enterprise Edition Server business users.
While it obviously won't be as splashy a debut as Twitter tomorrow, that doesn't mean Rimini Street's IPO won't be complicated.
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.