- 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.
- June 09, 2014
This news roundup covers Oracle's plan to integrate the OpenDaylight software-defined networking framework with Solaris, plus its GreenBytes purchase.
- June 05, 2014
Oracle announced Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 4, an upgrade that offers new features for managing both enterprise stacks and private clouds.
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- May 27, 2014
Latest versions of Oracle Linux and VM will release with OpenStack integrated. OpenStack development is a chance for Oracle to support community.
- 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
Quest President Patrick Kys talks about upgrading to Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 and World 9.3, and comments on application customizations.
- March 28, 2014
Access articles, interviews and videos that highlight the latest news from the Oracle user groups conference Collaborate14.
- March 13, 2014
Alyssa Johnson, president of OAUG, discusses the future of Oracle Fusion Applications and their coexistence with cloud in this Q&A session.
- March 11, 2014
Question and answer session with OAUG President Alyssa Johnson about the future of Oracle Fusion Applications and their coexistence with the cloud.
- September 26, 2013
Get expert tips and advice for making sure the switch to Oracle Solaris 11 goes as smoothly as possible, compiled from a session at OpenWorld 2013.
- 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 12, 2013
A software vendor trolls a toll collection agency, and other ridiculous stories in the world of software license compliance.
- 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.
- April 02, 2013
Old Sun enthusiasts lament the way it used to be, and the way it will never be again. Oracle Sun hardware is a whole other animal.
- March 20, 2013
Oracle ERP implementations usually take about a year-and-a-half, but a couple examples show that spending smart can shrink the timeline.
- October 09, 2012
EA was feeling the limits of its heterogeneous shop. Read on to learn the benefits they found in implementing a standardized Oracle environment.
- February 24, 2012
Despite some product overlap, Oracle maintains its acquisition of Taleo is complementary and will not have an impact on its Fusion roadmap. One analyst is not convinced.
- February 16, 2012
While Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo and SAP’s SucessFactors buy were both multi-billion human capital management deals, they’re very different, experts from Constellation Research said this week.
- October 04, 2011
Oracle's push to bundle its database, storage and hardware together presents a quandary for prospective buyers. Who manages it all?
- September 26, 2011
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.
- August 17, 2011
Experts Alex Gorbachev of Pythian and John Appleby of Bluefin Solutions debate the merits of Oracle Exadata and SAP HANA.
- April 26, 2011
Oracle license audits are a great opportunity for a company like Oracle to charge you more money. But knowing exactly what happens during an Oracle license audit can help in avoiding those extra fines.
- April 05, 2011
Here are some basic rules for picking Oracle server hardware for Oracle environments, including how different editions of the same database might require different hardware.
- January 20, 2011
Launching a so-called “center of excellence” was key to building out an OLAP platform for TriNet, a personnel outsourcing company in the Bay Area.
- December 03, 2010
Oracle rolled out a refresh of its Sparc-based servers, including a new Sparc-based Exalogic Elastic Cloud middleware server.
- 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.
- November 04, 2010
An upgrade to E-Business Suite R12 can offer many benefits, but EBS users have also reported a number of business and technical challenges during and after their EBS R12 upgrade process.
- October 28, 2010
Premier Support for Oracle E-Business Suite11i ends Nov. 30, and end users must decide whether to move to Extended Support, which brings fewer features and higher maintenance fees, or do an EBS R12 upgrade.
- October 19, 2010
While Oracle cloud computing may not be for everyone, interest is slowly growing as Oracle and other vendors offer a variety of solutions for safely deploying applications in the cloud.
- 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.
- October 05, 2010
Oracle sued Google on Aug. 12, 2010, claiming that Google was violating Oracle's intellectual property related to Java with its Android operating system used on mobile phones.
- September 28, 2010
R.L. Polk, an automotive statistics company, says it saw 10x improvement on its query performance since installing Oracle Exadata V2, largely due to the box’s hybrid columnar compression and flash cache features.
- September 24, 2010
Quest Software has released beta versions of two new Toad tools for Oracle users that focus on Java development and NoSQL cloud databases.
- September 23, 2010
Oracle executives demoed Fusion Applications at the end of the OpenWorld 2010 keynote on Wednesday. Meanwhile, CEO Larry Ellison dissed Salesforce.com some more and talked up Exalogic and Exadata.
- September 20, 2010
Larry Ellison opened OpenWorld 2010 offering his definition of cloud, taking shots at Salesforce.com and releasing a complement to Exadata, the Oracle Exalogic "cloud in a box."
- 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 20, 2010
Oracle rolled out its long-awaited Fusion Applications suite at OpenWorld this year. SearchOracle.com got an exclusive look at the software. Watch the video to see it for yourself.
- August 26, 2010
Six months after the Oracle-Sun deal, end users say it’s too early to say where Oracle MySQL is going. But one thing is certain: If it goes nowhere, they’ll quickly go elsewhere.
- August 19, 2010
USANA Health Sciences tackled three key business issues when it performed an Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade: third-party integration, employee turnover and new software modules.
- 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.
- August 09, 2010
With Oracle RAC and VMware both growing in popularity, end users might be tempted to combine the two. So what are the pros and cons of running Oracle RAC on VMware?
- August 09, 2010
Oracle won’t support Oracle RAC on VMware at all, largely for political and outdated technical reasons, according to end users, consultants and vendors.
- 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?
- July 08, 2010
While the first version of Oracle Exadata generated only a handful of customers, Version 2 has lured customers into spending millions to buy it. But what’s so special about it?
- June 29, 2010
Oracle painted a pretty picture of its first full quarter with the Oracle-Sun merger under its thumb. But the reality doesn’t entirely jibe with that picture of the Oracle-Sun merger.
- June 17, 2010
The federal government says Oracle failed to disclose deep discounts it gave to commercial customers. The cost? Perhaps more than $100 million.
- June 15, 2010
Oracle's key sales pitch for its Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g updates is "integration," but according to some, there’s still room for more of it.
- June 01, 2010
Jewelry manufacturer Stuller chose Oracle on Unix and Intel Itanium rather than x86 when changing out its old Superdome. But why?
- May 27, 2010
Oracle Sun server hardware sales dive-bombed in the first quarter of this year. Meanwhile, all other server hardware vendors saw growth.
- May 25, 2010
Learn about the options for third-party tools for Oracle databases and why Oracle third-party tools are growing in popularity.
- 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 18, 2010
Oracle has announced a new blade chassis and server for its Sun Netra server line. The one blade server is Sparc-based, which seems to jibe with Oracle pushing Sparc and de-emphasizing x86.
- May 14, 2010
April Sims, a DBA at Southern Utah University and an Oracle Certified Professional, talks about her new book, “Oracle Database 11g Underground Advice for Database Administrators.”
- May 11, 2010
Quest has released Toad Extension for Visual studio, a new database schema provider to improve Oracle database development.
- May 04, 2010
Scared to touch a fresh PeopleSoft upgrade for years, Duke Energy finally bit the bullet and moved to 8.9. A new financial data hub helped ease the transition.
- 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 15, 2010
SearchOracle.com is on the scene at Collaborate '10 in Las Vegas with breaking news and advice from the largest annual Oracle applications conference.
- April 14, 2010
Speaking to a gathering of open source database users, Oracle's chief architect said the company remains committed to MySQL.
- March 25, 2010
In this Oracle grid computing and cloud computing special report, learn about the difference between grid and cloud computing, the cloud and grid products that Oracle offers and users’ future plans for adoption.
- March 18, 2010
Oracle has backed up its promise to support Sun environments with the delivery of Oracle lifecycle management software for Sun’s Sparc and Solaris products.
- February 16, 2010
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.
- 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 17, 2009
This special report is your guide to Oracle OpenWorld 2009, the biggest annual conference for users of Oracle database and applications technology worldwide.
- September 27, 2007
Data integration is tough, but help is coming to an enterprise near you in the form of data virtualization, according to experts.
- June 27, 2007
Being a database administrator (DBA) isn't all that bad. Just ask Jeff Buelt.
- June 18, 2007
On June 16, Oracle celebrated its 30th birthday. Rich Niemiec takes a look at Oracle's major milestones over the past three decades.
- April 06, 2007
Part of the SearchOracle.com Lessons Learned series, this week's lesson covers Oracle performance tuning basics.
- January 08, 2007
Oracle says its newly updated SQL Developer tool includes enhancements that make it easier to create and debug SQL and PL/SQL code.
- August 31, 2006
Performance tuning -- keeping your database and SQL queries running quickly and smoothly -- is one of the most important and demanding tasks for an Oracle DBA. This special report compiles analysis, tips and expert advice to help you meet your ...
- March 02, 2004
An overview of one of five conflict-resolution modes -- accomodation -- and how and when to use it.
- January 19, 2004
Aaron Newman is co-author of the Oracle Security Handbook and co-founder of New York-based Application Security Inc. Recently he talked with SearchDatabase.com about ways Oracle DBAs can defend themselves against trouble, and he warned that ...
- December 12, 2003
Database extra tip #2 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.
- December 10, 2003
Performance tuning tip #4 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.
- December 10, 2003
Database administration tip #4 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.
- November 25, 2003
Application development tip #6 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.
- November 25, 2003
Application development tip #5 from "30 Oracle tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.
- August 11, 2003
What exactly is a data source? This paper defines data sources within the scope of J2EE and describes their benefits, how to set them up, connection retrieval behavior from data sources in the context of transactions and the different ways security ...
- March 26, 2003
Designing and maintaining a solid backup and recovery process is the most important task a DBA can do. SearchOracle.com's resident Oracle experts have answered many user-submitted questions over the last year about the best ways to backup and ...