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Is the relational database model dead?

Are vendor claims that big data, IoT and NoSQL killed RDBMS credible? Nothing is that simple in the enterprise data center.


A look at Oracle’s 10 biggest acquisitions

Larry Ellison isn’t afraid to make big splashes in the M&A market. This week’s purchase of SaaS/ERP platform NetSuite is the second largest in company history. Here’s a look back at some of Oracle’s other big deals.

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Tech’s biggest public companies.

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Oracle employee says she was sacked for refusing to fiddle with cloud accounts

A senior finance manager in Oracle’s cloud business has complained to a federal court that she was terminated from her job because she threatened to blow the whistle on accounting principles that she considered to be unlawful.

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Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java

A jury in San Francisco has cleared Google of copyright infringement in a case brought by Oracle over Google’s use of Java in Android.

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Is Salesforce planning a post-Oracle future?

There's speculation about Salesforce weaning itself from Oracle, as well as talk about Marc Benioff taking over the Oracle leadership.

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The Oracle-Google trial over Android starts Monday. Here's what you need to know

Oracle’s legal fight with Google over its use of Java in Android goes to a jury trial for the second time on Monday, with Oracle seeking $8.8 billion in damages.

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Most notable 2016 college commencement speakers from tech and science

IBM, Facebook, Oracle and the FCC among outfits represented among college commencement speakers.

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Google’s cloud singing happy tunes after Spotify win

Google Cloud Platform scored a high-profile customer win when music streaming service Spotify signed on to use its cloud. Meanwhile, Oracle made a big purchase by buying startup Ravello, which will act as an on-ramp to its cloud. That...

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Oracle seems to have overpaid for Ravello

While the acquisition makes sense from Oracle's point of view, the valuation, if true, is at nosebleed levels.

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How to install Oracle VirtualBox

Fast, versatile, robust virtualization. And it’s free.

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Oracle is planning to kill an attacker's favorite: the Java browser plug-in

Next year, the Java browser plug-in, which is frequently the target of Web-based exploits, will be retired by Oracle.

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Google paid Apple $1B to be default iPhone search engine; Android profits revealed, too

Court documents show that Google paid Apple a $1 billion fee in 2014 in order to remain the default search engine on the iPhone, a report from Bloomberg noted yesterday.

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Logistics company saves big by ditching Oracle support

BDP International slashed its annual Oracle database software support fees by more than half thanks to the help of a third-party vendor. It's a trend that's catching on with CIOs.

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Oracle fixes critical flaws in Java, Database Server

While most of the fixes for Java, Database, and MySQL are run-of-the-mill, four are rated critical if the targeted user has administrator privileges

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Oracle settles FTC dispute over Java updates

Company will provide tool to easily remove vulnerable versions of Java SE.

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Gotta give stealthy 128 Technology credit for cleverness on $20M funding filing

128 Technology, a stealthy software startup that "is on a mission to fix the Internet," has quietly and cleverly filed an SEC form regarding a fresh $20M in funding on, of all days, 12/8.

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Wait: Did I just detect a flicker of personality in the enterprise IT industry?

Long gone are the days of the colorful enterprise networking industry I knew filled with provocative personalities like Cabletron Systems President Bob Levine and 3Com’s Bob Metcalfe. But at this week’s Xconomy Enterprise Tech Strikes...

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Oracle cries foul over expert in Java case against Google

The accusations have been flying for five years now in Oracle's bitter legal battle with Google, and on Thursday the companies reportedly appeared in a San Francisco District Court to hear Oracle argue its latest charge.

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Does Oracle have a shot in the IaaS cloud market versus Amazon and Microsoft?

At OpenWorld this week, Oracle has laid out an ambitious cloud strategy that ranges from SaaS, PaaS and IaaS, including a new public cloud offering meant to compete with Amazon Web Services. Analysts wonder if its too little too late...

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