• October 04, 2011 04 Oct'11

    Oracle's Hurd: 'Support is critical to us'

    One year into his tenure as Oracle president, Mark Hurd is still focused on sales, but he maintains supporting customers is core to the company despite some criticism.

  • October 04, 2011 04 Oct'11

    Can the DBA manage the Exadata machine?

    Oracle's push to bundle its database, storage and hardware together presents a quandary for prospective buyers. Who manages it all?

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    OAUG President Mark Clark talks Fusion, R12, cloud computing

    Oracle Applications Users Group President Mark Clark riffs on Fusion Applications, R12 upgrades, the economic slowdown, cloud computing and virtualization.

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    Facebook MySQL DBA gives tips on server management

    Facebook MySQL database administrator (DBA) Rob Wultsch tells Oracle OpenWorld attendees to “keep it simple, stupid” and gives tips for preventing DBA burnout.

  • October 03, 2011 03 Oct'11

    Oracle announces Exalytics BI, big data systems

    Oracle launched two new systems on Sunday, one called Oracle Exalytics with in-memory technology and another, the Oracle Big Data Appliance for Hadoop and NoSQL.

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  • September 26, 2011 26 Sep'11

    Oracle Sparc SuperCluster has features of Exadata and Exalogic

    Oracle’s new Sparc server has up to 16 of the new eight-core Sparc T4 chips, but analysts wonder whether it will be enough to keep the Sparc install base interested.

  • September 26, 2011 26 Sep'11

    Quest boosts Toad for Oracle with version 11

    New features of Toad for Oracle include more automated code analysis, allowing read-only access to production databases and reporting across all managed databases.

  • September 21, 2011 21 Sep'11

    Oracle Database Appliance seen as gateway to Exadata

    The Oracle Database Appliance is a 4U, two-node RAC server appliance seen by experts as a more affordable entry point toward Exadata, but it doesn’t have nearly as many features.

  • September 19, 2011 19 Sep'11

    Oracle support not up to par, too costly, experts say

    Experts at a recent user group meeting told the audience that Oracle forgets too often about longtime customers, doesn’t provide the level of support it should and often has too high a cost.

  • September 13, 2011 13 Sep'11

    Oracle Sparc T4 policy has licensees scratching their heads

    Oracle has added the upcoming Sparc T4 chip to its processor core factor table, and what it says has some wondering whether Oracle is playing games to get people to adopt Sun hardware.

  • September 07, 2011 07 Sep'11

    Oracle, Google agree to court-ordered mediation in lawsuit

    Oracle and Google have agreed to try mediation under a federal judge magistrate in their civil case over Google’s use of Java in its Android mobile devices. Private mediation has thus far failed.

  • September 06, 2011 06 Sep'11

    Oracle Exalogic experts weigh-in on its potential

    Three Oracle experts - Rich Niemiec, Raymond Payne and Ian Abramson - weigh-in on Oracle Exalogic, the company's so-called "cloud in a box."

  • August 31, 2011 31 Aug'11

    Feds reportedly investigating Oracle for bribery

    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 29, 2011 29 Aug'11

    Oracle experts weigh in on Oracle cloud computing

    Ian Abramson, Kirby Miner and Jordan Braunstein all opine on Oracle’s place in the cloud computing market and share their experiences with the company’s cloud technology.

  • August 17, 2011 17 Aug'11

    Is Oracle Exadata vs. SAP HANA a valid comparison?

    Experts Alex Gorbachev of Pythian and John Appleby of Bluefin Solutions debate the merits of Oracle Exadata and SAP HANA.