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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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.
Rimini Street ultimately wants to be a support vendor for customers who have software as a service applications, on-premise software and even as a white label provider to software companies.
Oracle's Fusion storyline is still muddled and may wind up taking a back seat. Why would you go through a Fusion implementation where Oracle's apps are all in the cloud?
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Oracle figures it doesn't make sense to offer its applications in the cloud and not provide infrastructure and a platform too. Will customers bite?
Oracle supports OpenStack as the interface to manage cloud infrastructure and launches a bevy of new services primarily aimed at HR and CRM.
The first fruits of the Microsoft-Oracle partnership are rolling out. But don't think the rivals aren't still going to compete.
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.