Ellison drops CEO post, becomes Oracle executive chair and CTO

One of the most colourful people in the U.S. tech sector -- or any country's tech sector -- is stepping upstairs. Sort of. Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison suddenly announced Thursday that

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Oracle scores another win against Rimini in copyright fight

Four years ago Oracle Corp. began legal action against a third party maintenance support firm called Rimini Street, alleging copyright infringement for software copied from customers onto Rimini servers. (We wrote about the

Published on: August 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Controversy over Oracle’s in-memory database option

Running an IT infrastructure is hard enough for a CIO without having to worry about licencing. Sometimes this can be handled by a designated asset manager, but it eventually comes back to the

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Oracle SAO suite adds more help for integration developers

Oracle Corp. has overhauled its SAO Suite, a unified application integration and SOA suite that it says better helps software developers to connect mobile and Web applications. Version 12C of the suite includes

Published on: June 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cloud is fastest-growing segment of Oracle revenue

Cloud computing will eventually come to dominate IT, so almost every hardware and software manufacturer has to have a cloud strategy of some sort. Oracle Corp.'s moves in this are have been paying

Published on: June 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

New SQL Server could help ‘pull’ cloud into the enterprise

With the release of SQL Server 2014 earlier this year, Microsoft Corp. marked another milestone in its vaunted plan to plunge into cloud computing. SQL Server 2014 found a favourable response in early

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Oracle 12c looks to speed up the enterprise

Oracle Corp. officially released its Oracle Database 12c today and with it the software giant aims to create a real-time  database management system for enterprise organizations. That was the singular message from CEO

Published on: June 10th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Leading from the front: top women in tech

The IT sector can take credit for including more than its share of the most powerful women in the world. Forbes has released its annual list of the "100 World’s Most Powerful Women,"

Published on: May 28th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Oracle releases MySQL Fabric web database utility

As the cloud and Big Data continue to take over enterprise computing, the challenges to database management are keeping pace. In particular, administrators are expected to deliver high levels of database availability and

Published on: May 28th, 2014 Andrew Brooks