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Red Hat has transitioned into a leadership role for the OpenJDK 6 project, effectively extending support for the technology and its users. The move reinforces Red Hat’s commitment to the broader Java community and its future as a leading platform for mission-critical enterprise applica...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Wednesday gave the world another lesson in how to spend like a billionaire. He announced that he’s bought Island Air, the airline that makes hops between the Hawaiian Islands, to go with his purchase last year of almost all of Lanai, the resort island off Maui,...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has evidently called in a few markers and persuaded some of his friends to stand up with him in his legal battle over Java against Google and its Android operating system. On Tuesday, the last day to file amicus briefs supporting Oracle’s appeal of the distri...
Oracle Monday appealed the multibillion-dollar Google-Java decision that went horribly against it last year when Android was found not to infringe on its patent or copyrights. It says if works of fiction are protected by copyright, so should the Java language claiming that Google copie...
Remember back almost two years ago now when Oracle said it wasn’t going to write software anymore for the Itanium chip that HP depended on for its high-end, high-margin Integrity and Superdome servers with their lucrative service contracts because the Itanium chip was secretly nearing ...
Oracle is going to buy Acme Packet, a Massachusetts networking gear player that sells secure IP video conferencing, data and voice calling to SPs and the enterprise. Acme is a company, described as a “one of Boston’s recent success stories,” as well as a rival of Cisco and Juniper, m...
EPractize Labs offers mock exam simulator with study guide for OCEJWCD 6 (SCWCD 6) certification and it was released during OCE Web Component Certification beta stage itself. The software kit, OCEJWCD 6 Certification Training Lab Kit contains 706 practice questions with brief expla...
NetSuite said Thursday that it’s bought 28-year-old Retail Anywhere in a deal that’s supposed to deliver the first cloud-based system that unifies POS and e-commerce in a single application. The company, which is majority owned by Larry Ellison, says it’s bringing brick-and-mortar re...
RDBMSs are stable and mature products. While there is nothing radically new on horizon that would challenge Codd's relational theory and related advances in data processing there are some developments that force established vendors like Oracle to come up with new features and products....
automation and revenue performance management software. It’s agreed to pay $23.50 a share, a 31% premium over Eloqua’s close Wednesday. Oracle said it would lay out $871 net of Eloqua’s cash. It seems we might figure about $811 million. Eloqua, which got started in 2000, only IPO’d ...
What changes in the cloud computing and big data landscape should we be expecting in 2013? In this article we offer a round-up of industry experts' opinions as they were asked by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan to preview the year ahead.
Oracle said Thursday that it’s buying California-based DataRaker for its cloud-based analytics platform, which pulls Big Data off utilities’ sensors and smart meters. It’s supposed to help electric, gas and water utilities improve their operations and efficiency. Oracle didn’t say ...
Autonomy is more shopworn than we knew. Michael Dell confided to a reporter from Britain’s Sunday Telegraph this weekend that, like Oracle, he was offered the UK software company before HP bought it. Michael said he quickly passed because it was “overwhelmingly obvious” that it was ...
This article provides enough info about Oracle Java Certification program that plays an important role in a Java Professional's career growth. The answer is simple, do all the certifications which can improve your career potential in terms of money(high salary) and technologies. Ther...
Oracle has made a strategic minority investment in Engine Yard, the Platform-as-a-Service company with the cloud development platform that supports the Ruby, PHP and Node.js development languages. The exact sum, position and valuation went unmentioned. Engine Yard will continue to ...
The latest OSX update released last week removes all traces of what used to be an Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from Mac-compatible browsers when it installs. Apple doesn’t say why but it’s telling users to go to Oracle for the latest version of the plug-in if they need it for a...
Oracle has formally advised Judge William Alsup that it intends to appeal the verdict in its patent and copyright suit against Google and Android. Judge Alsup, you’ll remember, decided Oracle’s Java APIs weren’t copyrightable, an issue it’s got to prevail on in its appeal. Whether ...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, a late convert to the cloud, formally announced the coming of an Oracle Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud to compete primarily with Amazon Web Services. The announcement was made during his keynote Sunday at Oracle OpenWorld. Larry, being Larry, and t...
Oracle turned in its fiscal Q1 scorecard Thursday when the market closed and said earnings were up 11% to $2 billion (41 cents a share) on revenues down 2% to $8.2 billion. Wall Street expected $8.4 billion New software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were up 5% to...
Oracle is buying SelectMinds, a New York maker of cloud-based social talent sourcing and corporate alumni management apps that are supposed to empower recruiters, hiring managers and employees to leverage social connections for higher-quality referrals. Referrals are the #1 source of...
For enterprise class cloud services, companies need a broad, comprehensive and flexible platform for their applications. The Oracle Cloud, which offers a broad set of best-in-class, integrated services that are secure, elastic, and 100% open standards-based, offering organizations choi...
Java trial judge William Alsup has ordered Oracle to pay $1,130,350 for Google’s court costs, mostly for a court-appointed expert witness. Google, the “prevailing party,” wanted $4,030,699, but the judge cut it back $2,900,349 refusing to accept its bill for third-party e-discovery. ...
Back from the long Labor Day weekend, Oracle bit its lip and said that – at the point of a court order – it would continue to make software for HP’s high-end Itanium systems. HP took Oracle to court after it said the Itanium chip was dead in the water and it wouldn’t develop any more...
Oracle is appealing to get the whole $1.3 billion in damages a California jury awarded it last year in its copyright infringement case against rival SAP. SAP admitted that its third-party maintenance subsidiary TomorrowNow illegally downloaded scads of software from Oracle’s servers....
Previously, Oracle announced that it would stop developing new versions of its software on Itanium microprocessors. For example, that meant version 12c of the Oracle database due out in early 2013 would not be available on Itanium. However, a judge recently ruled that Oracle has a cont...
As enterprise adoption of cloud computing accelerates, organizations must have a strategy and roadmap for moving to the cloud. Faced with different options including building a private cloud, subscribing to public clouds, or leveraging a hybrid cloud, organizations need a rational and ...
District Court Judge William Alsup hit Google upside the head Monday when he told the company that “in the court’s view, Google has failed to comply with the August 7 order” to disclose which bloggers and journalists it paid to write about the Java trial. Google and Oracle were suppo...
In an odd turn of events, Oracle and Google have been ordered to disclose the names of any journalists, commentators and bloggers they paid to influence public opinion on the high-profile Android Java trial that Oracle wound up losing. District Court Judge William Alsup, who presided...
Oracle has managed to squeeze a few more bucks out of SAP for its admitted copyright infringement a few years ago. Oracle won a handsome $1.3 billion from a jury in 2010, but the judge thought that was over the top and cut it down to $272 million. Instead Oracle opted for a new trial...
A California Superior Court judge Wednesday ruled that Oracle contracted to port its software to HP’s Itanium-based servers until HP phases out the machines and that HP doesn’t have to pay Oracle anything for the critical widgetry. Oracle immediately said it will appeal and pursue it...
A week ago VMware said it was buying Nicira for $1.26 billion for its cloudy software-defined network virtualization. Monday morning Oracle said it’s buying Xsigo Systems for its cloudy software-defined network virtualization. Oracle’s not saying what it’s paying and it’s unclear h...
Oracle announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xsigo Systems, a provider of network virtualization technology. Xsigo's software-defined networking technology simplifies cloud infrastructure and operations by allowing customers to dynamically and flexibly c...
Google told the SEC Tuesday in a filing that Motorola Mobility’s “patents and developed technology” accounted for $5.5 billion of its $12.4 billion acquisition price. So far the use of MMI’s FRAND-pledged patents has created antitrust investigations and Google didn’t need Motorola’s IP...
The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the European Union’s version of America’s Supreme Court, told Oracle last week that it can’t stop the resale of its customers’ castoff software, specifically the stuff that’s downloaded from the Internet. It held that the new owner can download th...
Oracle said Tuesday that it’s arranged to acquire privately held Involver and its social marketing platform on undisclosed terms for its Cloud Marketing Suite. The deal should close this summer. Involver claims its licensed platform “supports 700,000 brands and agencies who manage ...
Oracle CEO has bought 98% of Lana’i, one of the Hawaiian islands, the sixth largest one, in fact. The governor of Hawaii Neil Abercrombie announced the transaction Wednesday.
At the request of both companies and the urging of the judge, HP and Oracle took two days off last week from bludgeoning each of other in court. Observers assumed they were trying to quietly resolve their differences over Oracle refusing to write any more new software for HP’s business...
Oracle Monday put out its fiscal Q4 numbers three days early amid talk of a major management reorg and reports that long-time North American sales chief Keith Block was out. Seems he badmouthed Oracle’s “Exa” hardware business as “a dog” and “dead dead dead” and said Oracle co-pres...
Oracle went indubitably cloud Wednesday when it hoisted a hundred-odd applications into the sky. Larry Ellison, who emceed the announcement – and who’s got to be every reporter’s favorite CEO simply for the kind of copy he produces – said Oracle started on a “forced march” to the clo...
Oracle has signed the papers to buy Collective Intellect, a Boulder, Colorado cloud-based analytics outfit that attempts to wring meaning from consumer conversations on social media platforms like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. The widgetry is supposed to divine customers’ intentions...


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