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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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.
According to reports, the enterprise software giant is close to finalizing the acquisition, which would be its largest since the $5.7 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems.
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.
Oracle says the data management tool helps researchers automate the data load and standardize disparate data sets.
Oracle's 12c database with in-memory option, cloud offerings and applications have analysts upbeat -- for now.
If Oracle can stop rivals in their tracks on the real-time analytics front, the company's database -- under fire from open source alternatives -- will keep customers for multiple investment cycles.