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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Amazon vs Oracle: a database war

Amazon vs Oracle: a database war

At the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, AWS announced several important services. But most important is Amazon Aurora, a new high-performance database engine.

November 13, 2014 by in Storage

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Sun's Chairman Scott McNealy was back at Stanford where his company began. With him was Andy Bechtolsheim, Sun Chief Archietc of Systems. The June 20 event was the opening of a digitally enhanced earth science lab.

June 27, 2006 by in Oracle

McNealy's Letterman-style list

Scott McNealy took the stage on the last day of JavaOne to highlight Sun's mission to eliminate the digital divide--and joke about not being CEO. He said that Java, thin clients and Web services are the answer. McNealy says he plans to talk to governments around the world and sell a lot of Sun products and infrastructure services.

May 19, 2006 by in Oracle

The Sun also sets

Sun Microsystems was once the hottest hardware maker in Silicon Valley. Then the dot-com bubble burst and it's been a slow but steady decline. How will Sun look different under Jonathan Schwartz's leadership than it has under Scott McNealy? Charlie Cooper, Michael Kanellos, Stephen Shankland and Jim Kerstetter chew that one over in this week's CNET Reporters' Roundtable, recorded in San Francisco on April 27, 2006.

April 28, 2006 by in Oracle

Sun shines for analysts

At a San Francisco conference with analysts on Wednesday, Sun lays out its plans for growth, aiding developers with free software tools, and becoming the leading provider in the open-source world.

February 3, 2006 by in Oracle

Netscape founder stumps for Sun

Company President Jonathan Schwartz introduced Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and Ning, at Sun's analyst conference. Andreessen plugged Sun's server products, but also asked members of Ning, a community-building site, to stay out of the office.

February 2, 2006 by in Oracle

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