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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 shows off new Exadata storage server

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveils a new storage server product, dubbed Exadata. The programmable storage server aims to put database intelligence next to each drive. The Exadata storage server will be immediately available on Linux running on Intel, but Ellison noted that other flavors for various platforms "are on the way."

September 24, 2008

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Oracle CEO launches 'world's fastest database machine'

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, HP CEO Mark Hurd joins Oracle CEO Larry Ellison via video conference to show a new hardware solution developed by the two tech companies. The HP Oracle Database Machine is pre-configured and certified to run Oracle's business intelligence apps and real application clusters. HP will provide hardware support and the machines will be ordered from Oracle.

September 24, 2008

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Oracle unveils Beehive

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle President Charles Phillips and Chuck Rozwat, the company's executive vice president of product development, announced the release of Beehive. Beehive is an open, integrated communications system that includes instant messaging, video conferencing, and e-mail. They explained that collaboration is a snap when users have all their communications in one system and are still able to use any client or infrastructure.

September 22, 2008

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Oracle announces Project Sequoia

At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Oracle CIO Mark Sunday explains the techniques behind Project Sequoia, the company's new data center in Utah. By utilizing outside air, hot aisle containment, and independently controlled supercells, he says this will be its most efficient center yet.

August 6, 2008

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JavaOne '08: Inside enterprise 2.0

Oracle demos a new enterprise 2.0 application at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. Oracle executives Thomas Kurian and Peter Moskowitz show how Java changes an order entry application into a collaborative Web 2.0 environment.

May 8, 2008

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Sun CTO previews JavaFX-powered game

Sun Microsystems shows off a new JavaFX-powered game at its annual JavaOne Conference in San Francisco Tuesday. Sun CTO Robert Brewin talks to Ken Russell and Chris Oliver of the company's JavaFX team about how they created the animation inside the game Moon Tank using the JavaFX environment.

May 7, 2008

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Sun wants consumers to innovate

In an interview with CNET News.com Editor in Chief Dan Farber, Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz sheds some light on JavaFX, a rich Internet application environment, and Project Hyrdazine, a new cloud computing service in development.

May 7, 2008

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JavaOne '08: Sun brings back Java applets

Sun Microsystems demos new JavaFX powered applets at its annual JavaOne Conference in San Francisco Tuesday. Danny Coward and Ken Russell of Sun's Java SE team show how the new applets can be deployed within a Web browser or dragged over to the desktop.

May 7, 2008

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Sun unveils JavaFX apps, Photo Flocker, Movie Cloud

Sun Microsystems demos two new JavaFX-powered applications, Photo Flocker and Movie Cloud, at its annual JavaOne Conference in San Francisco Tuesday. Rich Green, the company's executive vice president of software, shows attendees Photo Flocker, an app that allows users to search for photos by tags and display the photos in a montage. He also previews Movie Cloud, a 3D organization tool displaying dozens of HD videos at one time.

May 6, 2008

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JavaOne '08: Sun demos JavaFX platform

Here's a look at Sun Microsystems’ new JavaFX application, with Flickr and Twitter feeds running in Facebook within the browser, dragged to the desktop, and then put on a mobile phone. Sun Microsystems executives Rich Green and Nandini Ramani showed the JavaFX environment at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco. The rich Internet application environment is part of Sun's effort to let consumers innovate, and is set to compete with Adobe's AIR and Microsoft's Silverlight.

May 6, 2008

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JavaOne '08: Neil Young chronicles music career

Legendary musician Neil Young shows off a new multimedia project spanning his music career. Joining Young onstage at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco to demo the project--which uses Java and Blu-ray technology--is Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green, Sun executive vice president of software.

May 6, 2008

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Sun CEO speaks out on corporate blogging

At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz shares his views on the future of business blogging. The chief executive is credited for pioneering the corporate blog as a tool to reach customers, employees, and others, but he predicts the novelty of his methods will soon wear off.

April 25, 2008

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Dell and Sun partner on Solaris

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz and Dell CEO Michael Dell share the stage to announce that Sun's open-source operating system, Solaris, will be shipping on Dell servers.

November 14, 2007

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