Mr. Know-IT-All's 2006 year-end Oracle challenge

Mr. Know-IT-All is back! This time the mysterious quizmaster wants to find out how much you really know about some of the biggest Oracle news stories of 2006.

Mr. Know-IT-All
 

The mysterious quizmaster known only as Mr. Know-IT-All has returned from whereabouts unknown with a new challenge for Oracle users everywhere. This time Know-IT-All wants to know how much attention you paid to some of the biggest Oracle-related news stories of the year. And what a year 2006 has been for the database and business applications goliath. With increased revenues, a slew of acquisitions and the furthering of project Fusion, the juggernaut that is Oracle shows no signs of slowing down. So if you think you're up to the task -- and if you have the guts -- take Mr. Know-IT-All's 2006 year-end Oracle challenge today!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
   Question 1: The big news at Collaborate '06
   Question 2: Oracle buys Sleepycat
   Question 3: Oracle vs. SAP
   Question 4: License revenue grows
   Question 5: Oracle undercuts Red Hat


 




 


  Question 1: The big news at Collaborate '06

Speaking to users at the Collaborate '06 conference in April, Oracle president Charles Phillips detailed his company's plans to continue to enhance and support all Oracle applications well beyond the delivery of Oracle's Fusion Applications in 2008. What's the name of this Oracle program?

A) Unlimited Applications
B) Applications Unlimited
C) Oracle Unlimited
D) Awesomeness Unlimited


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  Question 2: Oracle buys Sleepycat

In February, Oracle raised a lot of eyebrows in the open source community when it purchased open source embeddable database maker Sleepycat Software Inc. What is the name of Sleepycat's flagship software?

A) Dataport DB
B) Ants Data Server
C) Berkeley DB
D) Dave's DB


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  Question 3: Oracle vs. SAP

In April, Cambridge, Mass.-based analyst firm Forrester Research Inc. issued a report about the state of Oracle and SAP AG's ongoing battle for business applications supremacy. What was the report's chief finding?

A) That SAP is winning the battle with Oracle
B) That Oracle is winning the battle with SAP
C) That smaller software vendors are beating them both
D) That chicken is mighty tasty


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  Question 4: License revenue grows

Oracle's quarterly earnings report issued in September boasted a significant increase in new license revenue. How big was the increase?

A) 70%
B) 80%
C) 90%
D) 1000%


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  Question 5: Oracle undercuts Red Hat

At Oracle's OpenWorld conference in October, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison announced that his company would now offer full support services for users of Red Hat Inc.'s open source Linux distribution. By how much did Ellison pledge to undercut Red Hat's support prices in most cases?

A) 75%
B) 50%
C) 35%
D) None of the above


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