• February 23, 2010 23 Feb'10

    Don Burleson breaks down Oracle’s business intelligence strategy

    Oracle consultant Don Burleson evaluates the job Oracle has done in pulling together its collection of business intelligence/performance management products into a cohesive Oracle BI strategy.

  • February 18, 2010 18 Feb'10

    Oracle ‘Litens’ up with latest Oracle database

    With Oracle Database Lite, the company extends a friendly hand to the open source community but also positions itself for competition with in-memory database makers.

  • February 16, 2010 16 Feb'10

    Understanding Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) best practices

    In this Oracle RAC guide, Don Burleson outlines the benefits of Oracle Real Application Clusters, as well as the common mistakes users make in using it.

  • February 11, 2010 11 Feb'10

    Oracle buys Convergin for delivery of telco services to CSPs

    Like Pac Man on a rampage Oracle gobbled up yet another company, Convergin, which specializes in allowing communication service providers like telcos to tie multiple network and application platforms together.

  • February 08, 2010 08 Feb'10

    Oracle buys SOA management company AmberPoint

    Hoping to strengthen the SOA capabilities of its Fusion Middleware 11g line, Oracle has purchased AmberPoint, specialists in SOA management.

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  • February 03, 2010 03 Feb'10

    Oracle-Sun competitors believe they can ‘stack’ up

    Oracle’s integrated stack strategy failed to impress Oracle-Sun competitors IBM and SAP. Both believe it is an approach users will not go for.

  • January 27, 2010 27 Jan'10

    Will Oracle support Sun’s OpenOffice desktop application suite?

    With the Oracle-Sun deal finally approved, will Oracle support Sun’s OpenOffice desktop application suite? One analyst report advises users to hold off until Oracle makes its decision.

  • January 27, 2010 27 Jan'10

    The future of Oracle and Sun

    With the EC giving the Oracle/Sun deal a stamp of approval, it’s time to see what’s in store for the future of Oracle and Sun as we learn plans for Sun’s server hardware, virtualization technology, MySQL database and more.

  • January 27, 2010 27 Jan'10

    Oracle lays out its vision for a Sunny future

    Oracle and Sun executives laid out their product plans focused on integrated hardware-software stacks and selling to and servicing large customers.

  • January 26, 2010 26 Jan'10

    Oracle sues third-party support provider Rimini Street for intellectual property theft

    Oracle is suing Rimini Street, claiming the third-party support provider has engaged in “massive theft of Oracle's software."

  • January 21, 2010 21 Jan'10

    Software license audits more difficult thanks to virtualization, multi-plexing

    Software license audits are up in the downturn, as vendors look for revenue lost through waning new license sales.

  • January 21, 2010 21 Jan'10

    Oracle gains the EC’s approval to acquire Sun

    After three months of intense investigations, the European Commission gave its unconditional approval to Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun, opening up a new chapter in the company’s history.

  • January 18, 2010 18 Jan'10

    Oracle takes the measure of smart metering technology

    Oracle’s recent survey shows that smart metering technology would encourage many water utility managers to conserve, perhaps edging the company toward a new market opportunity.

  • January 14, 2010 14 Jan'10

    How to land your dream Oracle DBA job

    Despite the recession, companies are willing to pay top dollar for qualified Oracle professionals. Don Burleson offers guidance on nabbing the dream Oracle DBA job.

  • January 11, 2010 11 Jan'10

    Oracle transportation management software aims to improve supply chains, risk compliance

    Oracle has delivered new Oracle transportation management software designed to help IT shops in the transportation industry better manage supply chains and risk compliance from a single platform.