• April 06, 2011 06 Apr'11

    Exadata, Exalogic, and Oracle’s move into the converged cloud

    Can Oracle effectively deliver a cloud platform with their Exadata and Exalogic server appliance products?

  • April 05, 2011 05 Apr'11

    Picking server hardware for your Oracle environment

    Here are some basic rules for picking Oracle server hardware for Oracle environments, including how different editions of the same database might require different hardware.

  • March 25, 2011 25 Mar'11

    Collaborate 2011: Oracle user groups conference special report is on the scene at Collaborate '11 in Orlando with breaking news and advice from the largest annual Oracle applications conference.

  • March 25, 2011 25 Mar'11

    One shop describes its move off Oracle on Itanium

    Given Oracle’s recent announcement that it would stop software development on Itanium, one environmental services company’s decision to move to x86 Linux is timely.

  • March 10, 2011 10 Mar'11

    Users flock away from Oracle Sun enterprise server hardware

    Oracle has seen big drops in server revenue and shipments in the past year, and end users list several reasons why they’re migrating to competitors.

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  • March 08, 2011 08 Mar'11

    Oracle Exadata X2-8 and the evolution of Oracle RAC

    Oracle Exadata X2-8 represents a step in the evolution of Oracle RAC. However, the direction of that step may surprise you.

  • February 22, 2011 22 Feb'11

    Oracle’s VMware support policy like Jekyll and Hyde

    IT shops running Oracle on VMware say they often get mixed messages regarding support. Oracle Support does one thing; Oracle sales reps say another.

  • February 15, 2011 15 Feb'11

    Readers react to Oracle Support story

    SearchOracle readers react to a story last week on the quality of Oracle Support. Summary: They’re not pleased with support.

  • February 09, 2011 09 Feb'11

    OAUG president riffs on Fusion Applications, Oracle Support

    Mark Clark, the new president of the Oracle Applications Users Group, talks about Oracle applications users’ plans for 2011, the prospect of Fusion Applications and the state of Oracle Support.

  • February 07, 2011 07 Feb'11

    Has the phrase Oracle Support become an oxymoron?

    Recent surveys have found that dissatisfaction with Oracle Support is high compared with competitors. Why? And what can you do to get the Oracle support you need?

  • January 27, 2011 27 Jan'11

    New Oracle MySQL council aims to mend fences

    A new Oracle MySQL council within the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) aims to open communication pathways between Oracle and the MySQL community, which thus far have been wanting.

  • January 20, 2011 20 Jan'11

    How one firm used a ’center of excellence’ for its OLAP platform

    Launching a so-called “center of excellence” was key to building out an OLAP platform for TriNet, a personnel outsourcing company in the Bay Area.

  • January 11, 2011 11 Jan'11

    Oracle business intelligence app targets SAP financials

    Oracle is looking to extend its Oracle Financials reach by integrating it with SAP Financial Accounting, and one analyst said the company should continue to extend it to other SAP ERP applications.

  • January 04, 2011 04 Jan'11

    Top Oracle predictions in 2011

    Oracle storage, Fusion Applications and Oracle cloud computing to be big topics this year, according four IT experts.

  • December 28, 2010 28 Dec'10

    Are Oracle DBA jobs at educational institutions the right fit for you?

    Read about the pros and cons of working as an Oracle DBA or developer at a college or university, and how salaries, benefits, culture and responsibilities compare to Oracle DBA jobs in other industries.