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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Ahead of its Marketing Cloud Interact 2014 event in San Francisco, the enterprise software giant announced updates to both its Social and Marketing Cloud platforms.
Today's quarterly update affects over 100 versions of 44 products including the Oracle database, Java and PeopleSoft Enterprise.
Oracle's latest big idea for big data aims to eliminate data silos with new software connecting the dots between the Oracle Database, Hadoop and NoSQL.
Oracle has been ordered to pay AU$130,000 in damages to former employee, Rebecca Richardson, which will be enough to cover her legal costs.
A statement by an Oracle executive affirms that Java 7 and updates to it should continue to work on Windows XP. Java 8 is a different story.
The company's quarterly update will address problems in "hundreds of Oracle products."
With more new features due soon, the Postgres relational database continues to strengthen its hand, says the open-source project's core team member and EnterpriseDB chief architect Dave Page.
UPDATED. The regularly scheduled quarterly security updates for Java on July 15 will not include updates for Windows XP, which is now formally unsupported by Oracle.
To meet challenges in the enterprise caused by the expansion of cloud, mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT), Oracle has introduced SOA Suite 12c with improved integration capabilities.
Oracle's acquisition of Micros for $5.3 billion highlights how commerce---front-end hardware, software and multichannel---is becoming a key battleground for enterprise giants.
Oracle has acquired MICROS Systems for $5.3bn in order to break into the hospitality and retail industries.
LiveLOOK co-browsing technology is used to resolve customer issues through the web and mobile channels.
As a result, Oracle shares started to tumble by as much as 8.4 percent in after-hours trading, according to MarketWatch.
The latest worldwide software market share results from Gartner shows Australia's application software revenue grew 7.7 percent to AU$3.5 billion in 2013.