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    Answering Our Own Questions About Oracle’s Social Acquisition Plans

    At a media event on Monday night at Open World I broached a question to one of Oracle's public relations people: "So, what company is Oracle buying in the social enterprise space?She didn't blink and asked: "What do you think?"Man, I love smart PR people. I kind of mumbled a...

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    Weekly Poll: Does Oracle’s Cloud Computing Strategy Make Sense?

    We had one of those rare days. It almost felt like two politicians, going back and forth, playing to the crowd. But these were not fat cat politicians. They were Silicon Valley moguls, razzing each other about their own definition of cloud computing. On stage was Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff...

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    Live Stream Today from Oracle Open World: Is Exalogic a Cloud Infrastructure?

    We'll be doing a live stream from the Hewlett-Packard booth just following our walk through the show floor at Oracle Open World. If you are here at the show, please join us. We want your views on what Oracle is announcing - specifically about its new cloud strategy.We want to...

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    Oracle Adopts the Worst Term for Cloud Computing to Describe an Impressive Machine

    A few weeks ago, we posed this question for our weekly poll: What are the top five worst terms for cloud computing?"Cloud in a box," came in first out of the approximate 1,100 votes submitted.Oracle doesn't quibble with the term. Oracle describes its new Exalogic Elastic Server as a Cloud...

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    Join Us for a Walk at Oracle Open World

    We'll be at Oracle Open World next week. On Tuesday I will be doing live interviews and visiting exhibitors in a brisk, one-hour walk through the show floors in Moscone South and West.We'll meet at 1 pm by the LEGO pitAmerica's Cup trophy in Moscone North. We'll depart at 1:15...

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    Deltacloud: Is This the Cloud API Standard We’ve Been Looking For?

    Despite Amazon's leadership and market share in cloud computing, many in the industry have been reluctant to crown Amazon S3's API as the standard, arguing it's too early and too vendor-specific. And while the former may still be true, the latter could be addressed with yesterday's announcement by Red Hat...

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    Where People and Licenses Meet: Outsourcing with Oracle and SaaS

    Where there are definitions, there are reasons to bend them. Outsourcing, the practice of bringing outside organizations to manage a part the business process, is one of those concepts. In this post, we'll take a brief stroll through the work of Caliber Point in mixing up both outsourcing and cloud...

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    Weekly Poll: What Does VMforce Mean For Oracle, SAP and the Rest?

    The VMforce news we've reported on today makes it likely game for our weekly poll.What we want to know is your view on how significant the VMforce platform will be for the market. The view from here: The alliance between Salesforce.com and VMware will depend on the Java developer community...

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    Weekly Poll: Is Oracle a Cloud company?

    In our poll last week, we asked: "Does it Really Matter How Cloud Computing Is Defined?" This week, we want to know: "Is Oracle a cloud company?" The questions have some relationship as how we defien cloud computing has some impact on the way we view a company and its...

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    The Oracle Effect: Sun’s Best and Brightest Move On to New Places

    What is the effect of the Oracle acquisition of Sun Microsystems on cloud computing? Well, there have been quite a few if you look at where Sun's best and brightest have moved on to in the past few months. Tim Bray is the latest Sun star to move on. You...

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    Oracle’s Private ‘Cloud’ Not a Cloud says Vogels

    At London's Royal Opera House yesterday Oracle presented their perspective and strategy on cloud computing along with two industry experts, Amazon's CTO, Werner Vogels and Gartner's VP of research, Phil Dawson.The consensus was that the industry is heading towards a mix of public and private clouds. Although by Werner Vogels'...

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    Oracle Goes On Tour – But Is It Really About Cloud Computing?

    Oracle is launching a worldwide, cloud computing tour. It's a 50-stop show for developers and system administrators.But is the tour really about cloud computing? It seems more like virtualization with a touch of focus on how to leverage public cloud environments from providers like Amazon Web Services.The tour will focus...

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    Oracle Buys VirtualBox; Battle for Virtualization Market Heats Up

    On Jan. 27 Oracle announced it had finalized its acquisition of Sun. In doing so it adds a number of open source darlings to its portfolio, MySQL, Java and VirtualBox to mention just a few.Now that Oracle has acquired VirtualBox, what does this mean for the virtualization market?No time has...

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    Is Oracle Really Killing the Sun Open Cloud?

    Larry Ellison may be remembered as the one who steered clear of the "folly" that is cloud computing. Or he may be remembered for ignoring the real and considerable impacts that the cloud brings.Or he may also be remembered for staying true to what Oracle does best. And that's providing...

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    MySQL Co-Founder: “Save MySQL from Oracle’s Clutches”

    Several days ago, we called MySQL's falling prey to Oracle one of the top 10 tech-related failures of 2009.It seems we're in good company, as one of MySQL's founders, Monty Widenius, the man who spent the past 27 years creating and working on MySQL, is using his personal blog to...

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    MySQL Usage Expected To Drop Following Oracle Acquisition

    Open-source users will be a bit less inclined to use MySQL following Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems.The news comes from a report by the 451 Group, which surveyed people in the open-source community about the issues surrounding the acquisition.The 451 Group surveyed 347 people. Of those, 82.1% now use MYSQL....

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    After “Obama as Joker” Copyright Debacle, Flickr Changes its Takedown Policy

    When 20-year-old college student Firas Alkhateeb posted a picture of President Obama decked out in Joker facepaint to photo-sharing website Flickr, little did he know that he was going to be the catalyst for a major policy change in how the Yahoo-owned company will handle copyright infringement claims. However, that's...

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    Oracle/Sun Deal Not Out of Hot Water Yet

    The U.S. Department of Justice may have approved the purchase of Sun Microsystems by Oracle, but the deal still could be delayed by yet another institution. The Brussels-based European Commission still has 48 hours to open an in-depth investigation, reports Reuters, and the DOJ's European counterparts are looking much more...

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    OpenCalais to Add Semantic Metadata to Oracle Databases

    Enterprise giant Oracle released its Database 11g Release 2 today, and it now supports OpenCalais, the Semantic Web service from Thomson Reuters. Native support for OpenCalais means users can now extract rich semantic metadata about people, places, companies, and events. Oracle directly calls the OpenCalais API through your normal database...

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    While Health Reform Debate Rages, Oracle Caters to Insurance Companies

    Timing is everything. That's a saying that enterprise software giant Oracle has apparently not taken to heart, because today, in the middle of hysteria by both sides of the reform debate, the company has unveiled Oracle Revenue Management and Billing for Health Insurance. A B2B vendor might not care to...

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