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Erika Morphy
Oracle Lets MS, Salesforce Onto Its Cloud
06/25/13 3:39 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 652 Words

... your friends close and your enemies closer," as the old saying goes, and this week Oracle took steps to do just that. Specifically, the database giant inked partnership deals with longtime competitors Microsoft and Salesforce.com in a bid to expand its reach...

Erika Morphy
Oracle Adds RightNow to Cloud Wars Arsenal
01/30/12 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 634 Words

... Oracle has closed on its US$1.5 billion acquisition of RightNow , developer of a cloud-based customer self-service application. Oracle announced the deal in October 2011. For Oracle, the deal makes eminent sense: It fills in a missing gap in its cloud-based CRM...

Erika Morphy
RightNow Buy Gives Oracle Extra Ammo Against Salesforce.com
10/25/11 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 584 Words

... Oracle has scooped up RightNow Technologies , a cloud-based customer self-service application vendor, for a reported US$1.5 billion. The acquisition price is a hefty 20 percent premium over RightNow's closing price last week. The acquisition fills a missing gap in Oracle's cloud-based...

Erika Morphy
Oracle, Salesforce and the Brewing Cloud Wars
10/08/11 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 857 Words

... from Oracle's Open World. An impromptu gathering at a nearby restaurant. Fulsome explanations from PR flacks and tweets galore. The relations between Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Salesforce.com chief Marc Benioff went from wary and grudging mutual admiration, to red hot...

Richard Adhikari
Oracle Goes Hunting for Big Data
10/03/11 11:29 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 602 Words

... Oracle announced at its OpenWorld conference on Monday that it's ramping up its move into big data analytics . An Oracle big data appliance was one of the announcements made at OpenWorld 2011 by Thomas Kurian, Oracle executive VP of product development.

Rob Enderle
HP vs. Oracle: A Perspective on an Ugly Divorce
06/20/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1278 Words

... week, HP started down the unfortunate path of taking Oracle to court over the statements it has made about Itanium, the technology HP shares with Intel . This is reminding me a lot of an ugly divorce -- and given that the...

Rob Enderle
FUD-Bombing Intel and HP: What's Next From the Crazy Guys at Oracle?
03/28/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1377 Words

... week, Oracle FUD-bombed the Itanium processor . Like Oracle's own SPARC chip and PowerPC at one time, Itanium was supposed to be the future for most everything -- but all of these chips ended up on the largest and most fault-tolerant systems...

Rob Spiegel
Oracle Tightens Its Grip, Apache Slips Through Its Fingers
12/10/10 11:33 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 610 Words

... protest over what it sees as excessive control over Java by Oracle , the Apache Software Foundation has resigned from the Java SE/EE Executive Committee on Thursday. Apache has served on the Java Executive Committee for more than 10 years. Apache's departure...

Rob Spiegel
Oracle SPARCs a Hardware Race
12/03/10 11:32 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 709 Words

... Larry Ellison introduced new servers and clusters at the old Sun Microsystems auditorium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, he poked fun at competitors IBM and HP , depicting Oracle as a cheetah, IBM as a stallion and HP as a turtle.

Richard Adhikari
Oracle Fusion Apps Hit Critical Mass
09/21/10 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 512 Words

... Oracle will issue the first release of its next-generation Fusion applications in the first quarter of 2011, company CEO Larry Ellison has announced. It took the database giant five years to integrate the "best features" of PeopleSoft, Siebel and its own E-business...

Katherine Noyes
Is Oracle Becoming the New Microsoft?
08/23/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 921 Words

It's a single Oracle being referred to today, of course -- Oracle Corporation, that is, owner of Sun, jealous protector of Java and Solaris, and just possibly the most widely despised company in the FOSS arena of late, excepting of course Microsoft .

Richard Adhikari
Oracle Ropes In Sun
01/27/10 12:01 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 629 Words

... Oracle announced on Wednesday the completion of its US$7 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems . At a briefing on its plans, Oracle pledged to reenergize Sun's brand name, products and other assets.

Further, Oracle said it will continue its commitment to...

Richard Adhikari
EC's Long, Hard Look at Sun-Oracle Deal Gets Longer, Harder
09/03/09 11:20 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 729 Words

... European Commission on Thursday expanded its investigation into Oracle's plans to purchase Sun Microsystems . The EC wants to study the potential antitrust issues arising from proprietary database vendor Oracle's takeover of Sun's open source MySQL database application.

It will...

Keith Regan
Oracle Bolsters Insurance Vertical Cred With Skywire Buy
06/23/08 11:19 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 688 Words

... Oracle has reached an agreement to buy Skywire , a firm that makes software for the insurance business , as the database and applications giant continues to build out its menu of industry-specific tools. The purchase of Skywire marks the second consecutive...

Erika Morphy
SAP Angles for Settlement of Oracle's Corporate Theft Lawsuit
08/29/07 3:47 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 770 Words

SAP clearly wants an out-of-court settlement of Oracle's suit against it for intellectual property infringement, based on a joint SAP-Oracle case management conference statement filed in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California. In March, Oracle filed suit against...

Keith Regan
SAP Fesses Up in Oracle Spy Case
07/03/07 10:02 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 932 Words

... U.S. subsidiary of Germany's SAP made "inappropriate downloads" of documents from the Web site of rival Oracle , SAP acknowledged, but the company denied the actions represented corporate espionage. In response to a suit filed by Oracle in March , SAP said...

Erika Morphy
Oracle to Plug 37 Security Holes
04/12/07 2:18 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 491 Words

... Oracle will be releasing a Critical Patch Update next Tuesday that will remedy 37 vulnerabilities across several product lines, including 13 in the Oracle Database and five in the Application Server. Some of the vulnerabilities are part of Oracle's family of acquired...

Erika Morphy
Hyperion Buy Could Shift Balance in Oracle, SAP Rivalry
03/02/07 11:11 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 638 Words

... Oracle announced it had agreed to buy the established business intelligence vendor Hyperion for US$3.3 billion, executives did not waste time explaining one of its motives. "Hyperion is the latest move in our strategy to expand Oracle's offerings to SAP customers," Oracle...

Erika Morphy
Oracle Gives Siebel Customers Road Map for Fusion Integration
04/25/06 3:19 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 429 Words

... Oracle has given Siebel customers an idea of what measures need to be taken for their existing applications to work with Oracle Fusion Middleware. On Tuesday, it rolled out its road map to certify Siebel's business applications and analytics products on the...

Erika Morphy
Oracle's Fusion Details Raise Questions for CRM
01/19/06 2:36 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 682 Words

... a recent corporate event, Oracle provided much additional detail about integration and architecture plans for its Fusion project -- the company's strategy to deliver next-generation applications , middleware and architecture based on its recent acquisitions. However, the CRM sector is still in...

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