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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Hurd stressed that he doesn't want anyone to assume that Sunday's announcement was Oracle's first development around in-memory technology.
Database replication software vendor Dbvisit is part of a small New Zealand contingent showcasing its wares off the back of the America's Cup regatta at Oracle's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.
SAP's bottom line to Oracle? "Welcome to the party. The water is warm. Let's jump in. The industry is waiting."
Leaving the suspense out on the water at the America's Cup finals, Oracle didn't pack any surprising punches into its latest business strategy update.
Ellison declared that this in-memory option means databases can process billions of rows and columns at "ungodly speeds."
It looks like Oracle is taking on SAP (among others) with some big product announcements this weekend.
UPDATED: Before Oracle can get to its big powwow in SF next week, it's time to check the balance sheet first.
Hardware sales, license revenue and the IT spending backdrop are significant unknowns for Oracle's historically weak first quarter.
The third party software support vendor names Daniel Winslow its first general counsel as it aims to fend off Oracle in court at some point.
Linux distributors have been moving from Oracle's MySQL to its popular fork, MariaDB - and now Google is also moving to MariaDB.
Firm buys SAP, Oracle and software-as-a-service implementation firms to boost growth.
Data analytics can do a lot more for business than just predict consumer shopping habits.
The hardware and software giant also promised that HCM is going to be put in the spotlight at OpenWorld 2013 coming up in just a few weeks.
Workday's biggest obstacle to competing with Oracle and SAP may be distribution among systems integrators.
According to Google chairman Eric Schmidt, the company certainly "did not take Oracle's stuff," and he's fed up of being asked the question.