Oracle competitors and market analysis
- June 25, 2019
Oracle Analytics Cloud now offers a consistent UI and all-in-one pricing for Oracle's analytics tools. But an on-premises BI update is also on the way for cloud holdouts.
- March 30, 2018
It wasn't the first in the cloud computing space, but Oracle is all in now. Key to the effort is a new Autonomous Database service, initially available for data warehousing uses.
- October 12, 2017
With large data breaches such as the one at Equifax raising concerns about unprotected data, Oracle has strengthened its cloud security features in an effort to ease the minds of IT pros.
- October 09, 2017
The Equifax Struts breakdown forms the backdrop for the Oracle machine learning and analytics moves considered in this Talking Data podcast.
- October 03, 2017
Advanced machine learning will drive Oracle Database 18c to cloud success, Larry Ellison claims. But an 'autonomous' cloud service based on 18c isn't a threat to DBA job security, he says.
- September 21, 2017
From 'Bring Your Own License' to Universal Credits, are the recent changes Oracle made to its cloud pricing model enough to compete with AWS?
- August 24, 2017
Following competitors Microsoft Azure and IBM, Oracle plans to release its Blockchain Cloud Service in an effort to give cloud users a higher level of security.
- November 23, 2016
To flesh out its cloud product line, Oracle is adding Dyn's DNS services to offer similar internet capabilities as rivals AWS and Microsoft. It's another sign that 2016 is the year of cloud for Oracle.
- September 23, 2016
Database sharding appears in the newly available Oracle 12c Release 2. With it, the flagship database takes a big step toward better cloud performance.
- September 23, 2016
Oracle 12c Release 2 is going to the cloud first, in keeping with Larry Ellison's campaign to do cloud better than others. AWS databases, like Aurora and Redshift, are clear targets.
- September 19, 2016
TechTarget's Jack Vaughan assesses the cloud computing elements of Oracle CTO Larry Ellison's opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, including new infrastructure and database capabilities.
- August 15, 2016
Oracle is acquiring cloud software provider NetSuite in a move designed to further extend its reach in the cloud, as explained in the stories included in our guide to the deal.
- June 09, 2016
A former Oracle finance manager claimed her superiors pressured her to make Oracle's cloud services financial records look better. She launched a lawsuit against Oracle.
- November 25, 2015
Oracle and China-based Internet service provider Tencent signed a nonbinding agreement for Oracle to use Tencent's online portals to offer Oracle cloud services in that country.
- November 25, 2015
In the Oracle vs. Google court case over the use of Java APIs, Oracle claimed an expert witness appointed by the judge to assess potential legal damages isn't impartial.
- November 20, 2015
At Oracle OpenWorld 2015, Oracle continued to demonstrate its focus on the cloud, with execs claiming superiority over rival cloud vendors. Access our full coverage in this guide.
- November 18, 2015
A jury found support vendor Rimini Street guilty of copyright infringement and awarded Oracle $50 million. But officials from the two companies see the decision in a very different light.
- October 16, 2015
The intellectual property lawsuit between Oracle and third-party maintenance company Rimini Street ended with a win for Oracle, but looming questions remain unanswered.
- October 13, 2015
The Oregon Supreme Court rejected Oracle's request to overturn a lower court decision, ruling that Oracle executives in the Cover Oregon case can be tried in their personal capacities.
- July 16, 2015
Oracle is looking to enhance Mobile Cloud Services with the help of startup Xamarin. Other announcements from Oracle include the release of Commerce Cloud and updates on the impending lawsuit with Rimini Street.
- June 24, 2015
Oracle PaaS and SaaS sales are up in Oracle's 2015 fourth quarter financial report. Total revenue and earnings per share are lower than analysts predicted.
- June 22, 2015
A former executive vice president at HP was hired to run the Oracle engineered systems group. In other Oracle news, a judge threw out Oracle's latest Cover Oregon lawsuit.
- May 29, 2015
The White House recommended the Supreme Court not hear an appeal in the Oracle vs. Google court case, instead telling Google to try for a fair use case.
- March 25, 2015
During the Google vs. Oracle court case, a lower court ruled to invalidate an Oracle patent. Now, a federal court has given Oracle the patent back.
- March 24, 2015
Oracle's third-quarter financial results look very similar to last year's, but with constant currency the picture is much brighter. And the Oracle cloud business was particularly strong, company execs said.
- December 29, 2014
Oracle beat its quarterly financial targets for the first time in four quarters, thanks largely to a rise in cloud revenue. It's a sign that the company's investments in cloud technologies may be starting to pay off.
- December 23, 2014
At Oracle CloudWorld in Boston, Oracle exec Shawn Price and consultant R "Ray" Wang discussed cloud computing trends that the vendor is looking to capitalize on as user adoption grows.
- November 19, 2014
Oracle and SAP settled a 2007 copyright infringement lawsuit, agreeing that SAP will pay Oracle a total of $359.2 million. But third-party maintenance law is still far from settled.
- November 11, 2014
Oregon has halted all work on its Cover Oregon health website, for which Oracle was the main contractor. Also, Oracle accuses tech support vendor Rimini Street of continuing to infringe its copyrights.
- September 29, 2014
Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison's cloud-focused opening keynote speech at the vendor's Oracle OpenWorld 2014 conference was a mix of the substantial and the specious.
- September 29, 2014
At Oracle OpenWorld 2014, CTO Larry Ellison announced that users will be able use a new cloud database service to send their Oracle Database instances to the cloud with "the push of a button."
- September 23, 2014
Oracle OpenWorld 2014 brings Oracle professionals together for a four-day event in San Francisco to learn about this year's hot topics on Oracle technologies.
- September 18, 2014
Oracle said founder Larry Ellison is giving up his CEO position but will continue to oversee product development as CTO, while also becoming the company's executive chairman.
- August 29, 2014
The U.S. District Court in Las Vegas ruled that Oracle's claims of 'massive theft' of property by Rimini Street are true. Rimini Street customers are just waiting for this to blow over.
- June 30, 2014
In recent Oracle news, the Q4 report drops Oracle stock, but Ellison more focused on cloud gains. Oracle released new Virtual Compute Appliance.
- September 27, 2012
Why is third-party support popular with Oracle users? Analysts and consumers tell us why. What to take away from the Oracle-CedarCrestone case.
- August 31, 2011
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. officials are investigating Oracle for bribing foreign government officials to win business there.
- August 17, 2011
Experts Alex Gorbachev of Pythian and John Appleby of Bluefin Solutions debate the merits of Oracle Exadata and SAP HANA.
- May 13, 2011
A recent independent Oracle survey of IT professionals, 94% of them Oracle customers, found not only some disenchantment with Oracle, but also a strong possibility of disengagement.
- March 25, 2011
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.
- November 09, 2010
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.
- October 07, 2010
Oracle Beehive made a big splash at OpenWorld 2008, where company officials billed it as integrated collaboration software meant to compete with Exchange, Lotus and SharePoint. But the buzz is done buzzing.
- September 20, 2010
This special report is your guide to Oracle OpenWorld 2010, the biggest annual conference for users of Oracle database and applications technology worldwide.
- September 07, 2010
Former HP CEO Mark Hurd brings much needed hardware experience to his new job as co-president of Oracle, but most customers don't tune in closely to the game of musical chairs being played in the executive suite.
- August 18, 2010
A recent survey of more than 400 SearchOracle.com readers found that third-party Oracle application support is growing in popularity, mainly due to cost savings.
- July 27, 2010
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?
- March 29, 2010
Rimini Street has filed a countersuit against Oracle, calling Oracle's practices "anticompetitive."
- March 11, 2010
Thanks to modular software like SAP’s Business Suite 7 and Oracle’s upcoming Fusion applications, some users are again spending on enterprise applications.
- January 27, 2010
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.
- October 06, 2009
Spurred by a deal that would include DB2 with licenses for SAP products, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. decided Big Blue is better than Oracle.
- September 25, 2009
Despite the past year's economic turbulence, compensation for Oracle DBAs rose, but so did the workload.
- September 18, 2009
With an aggressive acquisitions strategy, Oracle is outpacing SAP in the life sciences market.
- September 18, 2009
IOUG President Ian Abramson discusses what to expect at Oracle OpenWorld 2009, including information on hot topics like Oracle 11g R2, Oracle Middleware 11g, and the Sun acquisition.
- May 21, 2009
Learn why the Oracle-Sun deal may trigger Oracle license agreement inspections, and get tips on Oracle contract management strategies from users and analysts.
- April 22, 2009
SearchOracle.com talks with IOUG president Ian Abramson about Oracle's Sun Microsystems acquisition. Learn about the IOUG's take on the deal, how it will affect the Oracle user community, and what changes we might expect Oracle to make.
- April 20, 2009
With its acquisition of Sun, Oracle is now positioned to fight IBM in every market from chips to business process management
- June 19, 2008
Oracle's new list prices will likely come as bad news for existing and prospective customers, but there are still areas for leverage in negotiations, analysts say.
- March 10, 2008
Oracle's reputation as a fierce negotiator is well earned, but there are ways to get concessions if you're patient -- or if you're a customer of one of Oracle's recent acquisitions.
- October 26, 2007
Oracle has all but laughed at an $8.3 billion buyout proposal from middleware provider BEA Systems Inc.
- October 12, 2007
Oracle has made a $6.66 billion offer for infrastructure software maker BEA Systems.
- October 09, 2007
Oracle says its latest acquisition will add real-time policy enforcement capabilities to its GRC Suite.
- October 04, 2007
Oracle may want a bigger slice of the public sector applications market, but it will have to get through SunGard first.
- May 31, 2007
A large number of Oracle users say they'll consider switching to lower-cost alternatives this year, a new SearchOracle.com survey finds. Experts and Oracle customers weigh in.
- April 30, 2007
Oracle kicked off its new content management software plan today with a new version of Oracle Universal Content Management.
- December 05, 2006
New survey results place BI, ERP and CRM software high atop the list of IT spending priorities for 2007. Meanwhile, interest in SaaS and industry-specific upgrades continues to grow.
- November 30, 2006
Oracle's decision to get into the open source Linux business shouldn't come as a major surprise to Red Hat, according to one IT industry expert.
- November 16, 2006
IT industry experts predict where the coming battles between Oracle and SAP will be fought and rate the success of Oracle's acquisition spree thus far.
- September 29, 2006
In this Oracle acquisitions timeline, find all the details on Oracle buyouts such as PeopleSoft, Hyperion, BEA Systems and the Oracle Sun acquisition.
- September 27, 2006
Everything you need to know about Oracle's high-profile acquisition spree and Fusion integration plans is here in one spot.
- August 09, 2006
Oracle and SAP's very different approaches to service-oriented architecture (SOA) highlight a major problem faced by IT organizations everywhere.
- May 26, 2006
Open source is hot these days, and Oracle knows it. The company is facing challenges from open source competitors by embracing open source technology in its own right -- acquiring and developing key companies and products in this area -- as well as ...
- May 23, 2006
Oracle has released a new version of the open source Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition.
- March 06, 2006
As the battle for business applications supremacy heats up, Oracle users are standing by Larry Ellison and Fusion while SAP customers say NetWeaver will lead the way to victory.
- October 04, 2005
While Oracle gets a UDDI v3 registry and lifecycle management capabilities, Systinet extends its reach among SOA infrastructure platforms.
- November 01, 2004
Computer Associates International Inc. is making its open sourced Ingres DBMS widely available today, pitching its mature features and 64-bit support at Oracle and SQL Server customers.
- April 06, 2004
CEOs Larry Ellison and Michael Dell shook hands today on a deal designed to give Oracle and Dell an advantage over Microsoft in the small and midsized market.
- March 31, 2004
Oracle is talking up its newly improved Collaboration Suite, which now has instant messaging features. Find out whether these enhancements are enough to give Microsoft and IBM a run for their money.
- March 04, 2004
Hoping to make 10g fans out of Oracle DBAs, Oracle University is advertising a new two-day course -- and promising that the class will let you get 10g up and running in a snap.
- February 02, 2004
Semiconductor maker Agilent Technologies is ending a reliance of more than 2,000 antiquated machines by consolidating on Oracle.
- March 11, 2003
The gap between front-runner Oracle and competitor IBM in the database market is closing, and Microsoft last year gained more market share than either, according to a new report by Framingham, Mass.-based International Data Corp. Oracle's revenue in...
- September 24, 2001
OracleMobile CEO Denise Lahey has been on the wireless frontlines for what is an Internet eternity: five years. Previously vice president of Oracle's Mobile Product division -- as well as its first employee -- Lahey essentially built the division ...