Report from Oracle’s Innovation Forum

I attended the Oracle Innovation Forum in Toronto on Nov. 6,  a full day seminar billed as an opportunity to "see innovation in practice."  There were two keynotes and three parallel presenter tracks:

Published on: November 14th, 2013 Don Sheppard

Oracle upgrades MySQL GUI

Oracle Corp. [NASDAQ: ORCL] has announced an upgrade to the user interface for its open source MySQL database, saying it has addressed more than 200 "ideas and requests" from the user community. "MySQL Workbench

Published on: August 13th, 2013 IT World Canada

Salesforce CEO gushes over Oracle, Ellison quieter

They couldn’t have been closer pals. Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison, who have tossed verbal grenades at each other in the past, had the nicest things to say

Published on: June 27th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Big Data pushing faster, better decisions

BThe potential for making better and faster business decisions is pushing large companies to invest huge sums of money on Big Data initiatives, according to a recent study conducted by consulting firm NewVantage

Published on: January 11th, 2013

WANdisco’s mission critical-ready Hadoop

Hadoop offers large enterprises a way out of their Big Data processing challenges but the Java-based programming framework but comes with a few pain points as well. Not the least of these is

Published on: January 10th, 2013

Oracle’s next target: Teradata

Optimistic and confident seem confining words to describe Oracle Corp. founder CEO Larry Ellison. Jaunty, brash and cocky fit better.  So it's no surprise that on the eve of Oracle OpenWorld in San Francsico,

Published on: September 28th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Oracle Exadata’s speed comes at a price

LAS VEGAS - Few Oracle products in recent years have received as much hype as the Exadata database machine, with the vendor attempting to use it as a standard-bearer for a series of

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

How to prepare for disaster recovery

FRAMINGHAM -- If you woke up tomorrow and ran a marathon, how would you fare? It's highly doubtful that you would successfully run the 26.2 miles without months of training, drills, and exercises.The

Published on: January 25th, 2012 rachel dines

Next-generation SQL Server to launch soon

BOSTON -- Microsoft has announced a March 7 online event for the launch of SQL Server 2012, the next generation of its database product.The event will feature keynote addresses from Microsoft corporate vice

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus