• 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.

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  • 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.

  • December 23, 2010 23 Dec'10

    Top Oracle stories in 2010

    The most popular Oracle stories in 2010 on were around the Sun acquisition, server hardware such as Exadata, and others about RAC support and landing your dream DBA job.

  • December 21, 2010 21 Dec'10

    Subaru cuts number of apps by 25% in Oracle application consolidation

    Over the last five years, Subaru has undergone an Oracle application consolidation, reducing the number of total apps by 25%. That in turn has reduced licensing and support costs and cut down on duplication.

  • December 15, 2010 15 Dec'10

    Oracle MySQL 5.5 eyes Windows, SQL Server

    Oracle MySQL 5.5 is now generally available after coming out in beta in April. The new version is focused on grabbing some of the Windows database market away from Microsoft SQL Server.

  • December 03, 2010 03 Dec'10

    Oracle pushes Sparc Supercluster and Sparc Exalogic server hardware

    Oracle rolled out a refresh of its Sparc-based servers, including a new Sparc-based Exalogic Elastic Cloud middleware server.

  • November 11, 2010 11 Nov'10

    Oracle will now support Oracle RAC on VMware

    Oracle RAC on VMware will now be supported by Oracle, a change in support policy that could lead to more customers exploring the RAC-on-VMware platform.

  • November 09, 2010 09 Nov'10

    Oracle Enterprise Manager improves, still far from Big Four

    Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 11g now includes management tools for Sun products, but one analyst says Enterprise Manager is too Oracle-centric to be a big player in systems management.