All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Oracle’

Yahoo Tries Another Aggressive Tactic To Get People To Change Default Search

Yahoo Tries Another Aggressive Tactic To Get People To Change Default Search

Yahoo is pretty serious about trying to get users to choose its search engine as their default experience. Since last fall, we’ve seen the company try a variety of strategies. Now, they’re even trying to get people to switch to Yahoo when they…install Java updates. That’s the word form The Wall Street Journal, which reports that the company announced a …

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ScaleArc Announces ACID-Compliant Caching Mechanism For MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle

Database load balancing software provider ScaleArt announced support for automatic cache invalidation, which it calls the world’s first ACID-compliant caching mechanism for dynamic data. According to the company, the feature increases website and app performance by making it safe to cache data that frequently changes. This goes for things like shopping cart and user profile information for ecommerce apps. The …

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Oracle Announces Datalogix Acquisition

Oracle announced that it’s acquiring consumer data collection company Datalogix, which currently aggregates and provides data for over $2 trillion of consumer spending from 1,500 data partners. This data is used to provide ad targeting. Datalogix is already in use by 82 of the top 100 advertisers in the U.S. as well as 7 of the top 8 digital media …

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is stepping down from the position, and will be taking on the roles of executive chairman and CTO. Here’s the full statement from Oracle: The Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) Board of Directors today announced that it has elected Larry Ellison to the position of Executive Chairman of Oracle’s Board and appointed him the company’s Chief Technology Officer. …

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Oracle Buys Micros Systems for $5.3 Billion

Oracle, no stranger to large acquisitions, has just announced a $5.3 billion buy of Micros Systems – a top provider of both hardware and software for the hospitality industry. Oracle says that the acquisition will allow the two companies to “help hotels, food & beverage facilities, and retailers to accelerate innovation, transform their businesses, and delight customers with complete, open …

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Oracle Linux And Oracle VM Get OpenStack Support

Oracle announced OpenStack support for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The company introduced a preview of an OpenStack distribution that allows users of either to work with the open source cloud software. Oracle says it provides customers with more choices and interoperability while taking advantage of “efficiency, performance, scalability, and security” of its offerings. At no extra cost, the distribution …

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Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

The PC market is in a funk, with PC manufacturers scrambling to find a way to make desktop and notebook PCs relevant within the new reality of mobile tablets and smartphones. That doesn’t mean, however, that the software companies providing the applications for the PC market are headed the same way. As businesses and consumers push forward with their already-capable …

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Oracle Is Buying BlueKai For Big Data Marketing

Oracle announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement to acquire cloud-based big data platform BlueKai, which offers a solution for personalizing marketing campaigns. According to Oracle, BlueKai has the “world’s largest third party data marketplace to augment a company’s proprietary customer data with actionable information” with over 700 million profiles. The company intends to integrate BlueKai with its …

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Java 8 Still Set to Ship in March

As Oracle continues to improve the Java Development Kit, the company has stated that it will not be pushing back the release of Java SE 8. The update is still on schedule for its March 18 release date. The final Java 8 release candidate should be available starting on January 23. Despite Oracle crunching to get Java 8 in shape …

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Oracle Ends Commercial Support For GlassFish

As part of Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems, the company also acquired the GlassFish application server project. Since its launch, GlassFish users have enjoyed commercial support for the latest releases of Java Enterprise Edition, but that’s no longer the case. Earlier this month, Oracle announced that it would be ending commercial support for GlassFish and Java EE. In other words, …

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Oracle Releases Major Patch Update With 127 Fixes

Oracle has issued a big collection of critical patches for its various offerings. The company says that due to a threat posed by a successful attack, it strongly recommends that customers apply the fixes as soon as possible. The update contains a127 new fixes. 51 of them are for Java. Others are for Database, Fusion Middleware, Enterprise Manager, E-Business Suite, …

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Oracle Says It’s Making Progress On Java Security

Java became somewhat of a punching bag in the security researcher community earlier this year after numerous vulnerabilities were found in the software. After what must have been an embarrassing few months, Oracle announced in June that it would make Java security a priority going forward. So, how’s that working out for them? InfoWorld reports that Oracle officials spoke on …

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