Because COVID drove customers to postpone upgrades last year, the latest annual update of Oracle database packs two years’ worth of new features. And it’s adding icing to the cake with a new low-code/no-code developer cloud service with a free tier to draw rookie developers.
Over the next year, the issue of cloud vendor lock-in won't be quite so cut and dry.
Oracle will allow employees to choose their work location, and will continue to maintain “hubs” in Redwood City and other locations around the world, it said.
The database giant said its subscriptions for Fusion and NetSuite were the star of the quarter.
Oracle is taking MySQL in a new direction: introducing an aggressively priced cloud service combining transaction processing and data warehousing, with the bonus of dispensing with ETL.
Developers can use a new user interface framework to bring Android apps to Windows 10, macOS and Linux.
The problems caused delays in the totalization of votes in the first round of municipal elections.
Oracle Fusion Customer Experience applications are getting a few key features for sales and commerce.
As part of the plan, the organisation is focused on getting the foundations right first.
Oracle releases additional fix to patch a bug for the second time after the publication of proof-of-concept exploit code.
The two UK regions build out Oracle's government cloud services with guarantees that data and metadata stays within country borders.
But Python has also gained 2.2 million developers over the past year while Java adds 1.7 million since 2017.
The Exadata cloud service is now being upgraded to a new generation platform that was first introduced for on-premises customers last fall, and with new options for supporting multi-petabyte data warehouses.
More than a decade in the making, the Supreme Court may finally decide if application programming interfaces (APIs) can be copyrighted. If the court decides they are, everything you know about making programs will change for the worse.
Oracle Cloud Observability and Management Platform is a suite of management, diagnostic and analytics tools to manage multiple clouds and on-premise environments.
The stands, the smartphones, the smartwatches, and the smartcars.
Here's a step-by-step guide to get Windows XP running on an Oracle VirtualBox-based virtual machine on Linux Mint
Amid a serious security flaw in the latest version of Java 7, where even the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned users to disable the plug-in, here's how you do it.
A compendium of photos from Oracle OpenWorld 2012. Unseasonably warm weather, meetings with Oracle executives and customers, and a variety of activities made this year's OpenWorld fun and interesting. Although there was some controversy among analysts and bloggers, the photos show a rich and diverse event.
In court, Oracle outlined its Java copyright and patent infringement case against Google with a series of 91 convincing slides
Oracle uses it OpenWorld 2010 to showcase new products and its new president, Mark Hurd.
ZDNet Australia recently attended Oracle OpenWorld 2010. Here are a few highlights from the opening day, which included Iron Man suits, Polka Bands and BMX bikes.
There are large conferences, and then there is Oracle OpenWorld. A mega-conference that sees over 40,000 attendees descend on San Francisco.
Sun Microsystems' latest Open Source desktop virtualization software.
Australia's largest annual security conference, AusCERT, is underway for another year, and continues the tradition of bringing security gurus, vendors and members of government under one roof.
When the third major release of the OpenOffice.org office productivity suite made its appearance on Monday, the OpenOffice.org servers promptly crashed. Check out this gallery to see what's new.
Business apps are coming to the iPhone and Oracle and Salesforce are out in front. See Larry Dignan's blog for more.
The two latest and greatest free commercial host-based virtualization products from Sun and VMWare
This year's linux.conf.au conference, held at Melbourne University, was an all out Linux free-for-all. Highlights include images of the new XO Linux laptop and an interview with Linus Torvalds.
Project Blackbox is the first virtualised datacentre to be stored in a shipping container, and according to its manufacturer, Sun Microsystems, it's fully portable -- providing you have the means to tow it.
The arrangement is part of a growing list of similar deals the Digital Transformation Agency has inked with other major tech providers, such as Amazon Web services and IBM.
Oracle Health Insurance software will be integrated as part of the core platform across all of HBF's health insurance products.
Apple still leads but there are two big tech losers.
ZDNet's Stephanie Condon tells Karen Roby how Oracle's new IXP FilterCheck works and why Oracle's making it available. Read more: https://zd.net/2NbvO3v
Billed as the world's first autonomous operating system, Oracle Autonomous Linux provisions itself, scales itself, tunes itself, and patches itself while running.
A second region is pencilled in for Melbourne in early 2020.
Initially a digital marketing transformation, Jetstar's mindset for using Oracle's systems has spread across the entire organisation.
The biggest takeaway from the Google Cloud Next conference is that the company is packaging its services up in ways that'll be more appealing to enterprises. The big trick for Google though will be adding enough account managers to service big businesses. Read more: https://zd.net/2FXuRYU
Facebook's ranking as the best place to work in the US takes a dive after 2018's scandals.
From ancient manuscripts to movies, the National Library of Norway wants to put it all online for the public.
At Oracle Media Day, a live demo showed how an employee can use an Amazon Echo device integrated with Oracle's HR application to ask Alexa how many vacation hours they have available, to request time off on a certain day, or even find out why there was extra money in their paycheck this period.
Fixes for vulnerabilities spread across 20 products and a Solaris patch that addresses the Spectre processor flaw.
After introducing "adaptive intelligence" to its Customer Experience Cloud earlier this year, Oracle is demonstrating at OpenWorld how it's expanding its AI reach across applications.
A recent investor downgrade is shining the spot light on Oracle this week but is it really justified? How can the company overcome the concerns of both investors and customers? Watch ZDNet Irregular Enterprise editor Dennis Howlett as he explains what's happening, what it means, and what's next for the world's second largest software company.
Sun Microsystem's Sun Fire X4275 is an excellent all-rounder, although we'd love it if the noise could be cut down a little more.
For raw power Sun Microsystem's Sun Fire X4450 is the gutsiest server we've seen, and at 2RU it's compact considering its specs. However, priced at over AU$27,000, this machine will make a dent in your budget.
OpenOffice.org 2.4.0 is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft's Office application suite. It is fantastic if you need basic office applications — such as a word processor or spreadsheet — at no cost. However, large organisations and power users may be disappointed by its lack of features and support.
IBM's DB2 database adds several powerful new tools in version 9 including native XML support and DB2 Developer Workbench, and offers serious competition to Oracle and Microsoft.