Oracle strategy and product roadmap
- October 01, 2019
This guide covers technology developments and other news from the Oracle OpenWorld 2019 conference, plus key trends for Oracle cloud, database and application users.
- September 04, 2019
The multi-cloud capabilities offered by Oracle and Microsoft are now available in the U.K. via a link between the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Azure platforms.
- 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.
- August 09, 2018
Oracle launched a transaction processing version of Autonomous Database, a cloud-based platform that automates configuration and management of Oracle databases.
- November 01, 2017
The news out of Oracle OpenWorld 2017 mostly involved updates to Oracle's cloud services. This guide pulls together coverage of the conference from several TechTarget websites.
- October 25, 2017
Oracle is employing a new autonomous database as part of its drive to the cloud. The technology relies on machine learning, but the actual effect is more evolutionary than revolutionary.
- 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.
- 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?
- March 24, 2017
Attendees at Oracle Collaborate 17 have plenty of sessions to choose from, with topics ranging from business analytics to hybrid cloud. We've highlighted a few of those sessions.
- February 01, 2017
Oracle has updated its cloud licensing policy, and the result doubles the processor license requirements for customers on the AWS and Azure platforms.
- January 24, 2017
Cutbacks in hardware and support staffing for Solaris and Sparc accompany large investments in Oracle cloud offerings. However, a new roadmap pledges continued support into the 2030s.
- 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.
- October 13, 2016
At Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Oracle cloud technology was the big topic of conversation. The editors of SearchOracle and SearchDataManagement discuss what they've heard about cloud.
- 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 19, 2016
OAUG President Patricia Dues has attended every Oracle OpenWorld. She shares her thoughts on OpenWorld 2016, and why security and the cloud are the places to look.
- August 17, 2016
In advance of Oracle OpenWorld 2016, IOUG executive director Josh Berman talks about strategic leadership lessons, the NetSuite acquisition and the wild world of the IoT.
- 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.
- 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.
- October 30, 2015
Oracle rolled out more cloud services at OpenWorld 2015, topped by a public cloud addition to its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure IaaS suite that directly targets Amazon Web Services.
- 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.
- September 18, 2015
In its 2016 first quarter fiscal report, Oracle shows off increases in PaaS and SaaS revenues and licenses, and downplays its drop in total revenue.
- August 26, 2015
Oracle Mobile Cloud Services will integrate with the Xamarin platform, which lets developers build, test and model mobile applications in C#.
- August 19, 2015
Along with the Oracle ULA, Oracle is offering users another contract option, the Perpetual Unlimited License Agreement. Experts discuss the pros and cons.
- August 10, 2015
The upcoming release of Oracle Solaris Zones will support Docker's Linux-based, open source application container technology to aid app distribution.
- 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.
- July 15, 2015
The Supreme Court rejected Google's appeal in the Google vs. Oracle court case. Now, Google's last chance is to prove its use of Java API falls under fair use.
- 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.
- June 11, 2015
Release 5 of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c adds new features for managing hybrid cloud environments. Oracle hopes OEM 12c R5 will help interest large companies in using the cloud.
- June 04, 2015
Oracle partners with Ghostery to track down data leaks and demos next-generation networking for the Catalyst project.
- 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.
- May 05, 2015
In a Q&A, OAUG president Melissa English discusses her passion for mingling with attendees at the 2015 Collaborate conference and how Oracle users old and new can learn from each other.
- 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.
- March 06, 2015
Oracle and Oregon start another round of lawsuits about Cover Oregon, with Oracle alleging that Cover Oregon failed as a campaign re-election distraction.
- February 10, 2015
The Exadata X5 release has more updates to it than any previous release. This guide provides summaries of the changes Oracle has made for Exadata X5.
- January 27, 2015
Leon Panetta is joining Oracle's board of directors, the OAUG user group has a new leader, and the Supreme Court is seeking a White House opinion in the Oracle vs. Google case.
- 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.
- December 22, 2014
Consultants Paul Vallee and Keith Millar talk about what they saw as the highlights of Oracle OpenWorld 2014: Oracle's big data and cloud services offerings.
- 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 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.
- July 28, 2014
OpenDaylight is a project to approach software-defined networking from an open source perspective, and now Oracle is a part of it.
- June 23, 2014
Micros Systems sells POS software to major retailers, restaurants and hotels. Why is Oracle interested in that? Maybe, it's about the data.
- April 11, 2014
A former Oracle sales rep does a 180 by pushing his company not to buy an Exadata system, but to upgrade existing data center infrastructure instead.
- April 04, 2014
In our Collaborate 2014 tweet jam, experts offer key insight into the software buying process -- and how to gain greater value from investments.
- March 28, 2014
Access articles, interviews and videos that highlight the latest news from the Oracle user groups conference Collaborate14.
- March 21, 2014
Collaborate 2014: SearchOracle will be on-site to cover the news, trends and technologies that are defining Oracle user challenges in 2014.
- December 20, 2013
Oracle earnings for Q4 of 2013 included talk of the company's three-headed strategy, engineered systems and, of course, digs at the competition.
- July 03, 2013
The Oracle-Dell deal under which Dell will resell Oracle software makes the death knell for Oracle x86 servers louder.
- July 01, 2013
The witty jabs between Larry Ellison and Marc Benioff may be over, but overall the Oracle-Salesforce deal is probably good for users.
- June 07, 2013
A Forrester analyst says that slow uptake on Fusion Apps software has caused Oracle to rebrand the product line, but Oracle denies it.
- November 13, 2012
Is going to Oracle Day worth the trip? If you're going for Oracle career networking, yes. But is the information useful?
- October 16, 2012
The tech world is intrigued by the new Oracle Cloud, but should you trust Oracle with your data? Lena J. Weiner examines this hot topic.
- September 26, 2012
We asked four well-known Oracle experts three important questions about Oracle OpenWorld 2012, which is coming up next week.
- September 21, 2012
The first major upgrade to Oracle's flagship database product in three years will include features around the cloud, tuning and automation.
- September 18, 2012
IT pros running Oracle on Itanium are happy Oracle will now support software on Itanium, but a crucial decision still awaits them down the road.
- April 17, 2012
SAP claims it wants to be the No. 2 database vendor by 2015, and it’s pushing to do so. But is its goal realistic, and what is Oracle doing about it?
- February 08, 2012
Oracle Advanced Analytics is the company’s newest announcement around data analytics, a market that Oracle seeks to blanket with products.
- October 20, 2011
Oracle’s latest public cloud offering came with jabs at Salesforce.com and multi-tenancy, a concept crucial to cloud computing.
- October 04, 2011
Oracle's push to bundle its database, storage and hardware together presents a quandary for prospective buyers. Who manages it all?
- 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.
- April 06, 2011
Can Oracle effectively deliver a cloud platform with their Exadata and Exalogic server appliance products?
- 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 11, 2010
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
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.
- August 17, 2010
A recently leaked internal Oracle memo has some OpenSolaris fans saying it means the death of OpenSolaris, but not all Solaris users are feeling so glum.
- 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?
- June 07, 2010
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.
- May 20, 2010
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 11, 2010
Quest has released Toad Extension for Visual studio, a new database schema provider to improve Oracle database development.
- April 27, 2010
Green computing virtualization initiatives can work, but building a virtualization software strategy in an Oracle shop demands a careful assessment of the existing infrastructure.
- April 22, 2010
Database pros say Oracle’s licensing and support policies for Oracle on VMware are still a pain point, mainly because Oracle considers VMware to be “soft partitioning.”
- April 20, 2010
Oracle continued to press its stack message of integrated applications, middleware, database and hardware, but some Collaborate attendees have heard it before.
- April 14, 2010
Speaking to a gathering of open source database users, Oracle's chief architect said the company remains committed to MySQL.
- 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.
- October 12, 2009
Kicking off OpenWorld 2009, Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy said Oracle-Sun will emerge as stronger competitors to IBM, Microsoft.
- 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 13, 2009
Oracle continues its buying spree, snapping up Virtual Iron, a specialist in server virtualization management software.
- 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 21, 2009
Software analyst Curt Monash discusses the new Oracle Exadata product line, which includes the Oracle Exadata Storage Server and HP Oracle Database Machine. In this podcast, learn about Exadata's pros and cons, how it compares to similar products ...
- April 20, 2009
With its acquisition of Sun, Oracle is now positioned to fight IBM in every market from chips to business process management
- April 08, 2008
The CTO of Burlington Coat Factory talks about his experience running Oracle Database 11g.
- April 11, 2007
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca is using Oracle Database 10g and Oracle interMedia to power a new clinical image repository that will exceed 100 terabytes by 2008.
- March 28, 2007
Oracle's free Database 10g Express Edition is helping Farallon Geographics create highly graphical logistics systems that combine maps with analytics.
- February 28, 2007
DPS is using Oracle 10g software to power its paperless mortgage processing system.
- December 13, 2004
Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport is testing a baggage tracking system that uses a tiny chip to track luggage.
- December 07, 2004
Kicking off its four-day user event in San Francisco, Oracle president Charles E. Phillips Jr. told thousands of users that the company plans to roll out an expansion of its data hub over the next year.
- 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.
- January 28, 2004
Oracle announced Tuesday that the latest version of its warehouse management software will support radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
- August 20, 2003
This paper provides an introduction to Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) drivers, an overview of the JDBC drivers Oracle provides, guidelines on how to choose a JDBC driver and how to achieve the best performance with JDBC.
- April 17, 2003
Oracle and Microsoft this week both announced victories in the world of online analytical processing (OLAP), one boasting the results of benchmark tests and the other heralding the results of an annual market share report.