• August 09, 2010 09 Aug'10

    Why run Oracle RAC on VMware?

    With Oracle RAC and VMware both growing in popularity, end users might be tempted to combine the two. So what are the pros and cons of running Oracle RAC on VMware?

  • July 27, 2010 27 Jul'10

    How big is Oracle’s acquisition budget, really?

    Oracle president Charles Phillips said the company could spend $70 billion on acquisitions in the next five years. The next day, a company spokeswoman said that wasn’t the case. So what’s going on?

  • July 08, 2010 08 Jul'10

    Oracle Exadata Version 2 interest booms a year after release

    While the first version of Oracle Exadata generated only a handful of customers, Version 2 has lured customers into spending millions to buy it. But what’s so special about it?

  • June 29, 2010 29 Jun'10

    Is Oracle’s rosy Oracle-Sun merger picture really that rosy?

    Oracle painted a pretty picture of its first full quarter with the Oracle-Sun merger under its thumb. But the reality doesn’t entirely jibe with that picture of the Oracle-Sun merger.

  • June 29, 2010 29 Jun'10

    Oracle-Sun x86 hardware gets Intel Xeon upgrade

    Oracle has released new Oracle-Sun x86 hardware, including six servers based on Xeon processors that Intel introduced three months ago.

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  • June 24, 2010 24 Jun'10

    Oracle-Sun end users warily ponder the future of Sun technologies

    With Oracle due to post important fiscal numbers today, end users debate the future of Sun technologies, including Sparc and Solaris.

  • June 17, 2010 17 Jun'10

    U.S. government sues Oracle for tens of millions of dollars

    The federal government says Oracle failed to disclose deep discounts it gave to commercial customers. The cost? Perhaps more than $100 million.

  • June 15, 2010 15 Jun'10

    Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g getting updates

    Oracle's key sales pitch for its Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g updates is "integration," but according to some, there’s still room for more of it.

  • June 07, 2010 07 Jun'10

    Oracle-Sun layoffs to reach thousands as Oracle slashes more jobs

    In a government regulatory filing on Friday, Oracle announced that it would spend up to $650 million more for severance packages for additional Sun employees it plans to lay off.

  • June 01, 2010 01 Jun'10

    Jewelry manufacturer chooses Oracle on Unix over x86

    Jewelry manufacturer Stuller chose Oracle on Unix and Intel Itanium rather than x86 when changing out its old Superdome. But why?

  • May 27, 2010 27 May'10

    Oracle Sun server hardware sales nosedive

    Oracle Sun server hardware sales dive-bombed in the first quarter of this year. Meanwhile, all other server hardware vendors saw growth.

  • May 25, 2010 25 May'10

    Third-party tools for Oracle: Special report

    Learn about the options for third-party tools for Oracle databases and why Oracle third-party tools are growing in popularity.

  • May 20, 2010 20 May'10

    Are Oracle unlimited license agreements really unlimited?

    Oracle’s unlimited license agreements have grown in popularity, but end users should pay close attention to the details rather than assuming that “unlimited” means unlimited.

  • May 18, 2010 18 May'10

    Oracle continues hardware push with Sparc-based Sun Netra servers

    Oracle has announced a new blade chassis and server for its Sun Netra server line. The one blade server is Sparc-based, which seems to jibe with Oracle pushing Sparc and de-emphasizing x86.

  • May 14, 2010 14 May'10

    New Oracle Database 11g book offers 'underground' tips

    April Sims, a DBA at Southern Utah University and an Oracle Certified Professional, talks about her new book, “Oracle Database 11g Underground Advice for Database Administrators.”