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Oracle Buys StackEngine For Public Cloud

Oracle Buys StackEngine For Public Cloud

Oracle announced that it has acquired StackEngine. It didn’t say much about it other than that StackEngine will become part of Oracle Public Cloud. Here’s the full announcement: On December 18, 2015 Oracle signed and closed an agreement to acquire StackEngine. All StackEngine employees will be joining Oracle as part of Oracle Public Cloud. StackEngine didn’t say much beyond that …

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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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‘The Billionaire And The Mechanic’ Author Julian Guthrie And Oracle Engineer Joseph Ozanne Talk At Google

Journalist Julian Guthrie and Oracle engineer Joseph Ozanne recently participated in an At Google Talk discussing Guthrie’s book The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing’s Greatest Race, The America’s Cup. Ozanne is the Chief engineer behind Oracle Team USA’s fixed-wing sail in 2010. Google has now made the discussion available …

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Oracle Will Make Java Security A Priority Going Forward

To say Java is vulnerable to exploits would be the understatement of the year. In the first two months of 2013, the software was hit with three zero-day exploits. Oracle eventually fixed all of these exploits, but Oracle should have worked harder to make it more secure in the first place. In a better late than never move, the software …

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Just Disable Java Already: Plugin Hit With Third Zero-Day Exploit This Year

Oracle has had a busy 2013 so far as it has scrambled to fix dangerous zero-day exploits found in its Java browser plugin. The company will have no rest, however, as security researchers have found more exploits. Security research firm Security Explorations reported two new zero day exploits hit Java on February 25. Since then, the company has provided a …

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Oracle To Acquire Acme Packet For $2.1 Billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Acme Packet, a session delivery network solutions company, for $29.25 per share in cash in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Oracle President Mark Hurd had this to say about the deal: “The proposed acquisition of Acme Packet is another important piece in Oracle’s overall strategy to deliver integrated best-in-class products that address …

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UK Government To Make Major Investment In Oracle ERP

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) will invest somewhere between £250 and £750 million in an Oracle shared services ERP platform, which will reportedly be opened up to other government departments. This is a consolidation effort, to get things running on fewer platforms. PublicTechnology.net shares a statement from prior information notice issued last week: “The scope intends to cover …

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Java Patch Didn’t Fix Everything, New Exploit On Sale For $5,000

Microsoft and Oracle both released patches this week for zero-day exploits found in Internet Explorer 8 and Java. If you still use Internet Explorer 8 or below, you should probably download the fix available via Windows Update. As for Java, you should probably still keep that disabled. Krebs on Security reports that a hacker has already found a hole in …

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Java Hit With Another Zero-Day Exploit: Disable It Now

2012 was not a good year for Oracle. After losing a major lawsuit against Google, the company had to deal with a dangerous zero-day exploit that was found in Java. It fixed the problem, but a new exploit is always around the corner. Originally spotted in the wild by @kafeine, other security research teams, including AlienVault Labs, have confirmed that …

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Oracle Nabs Eloqua For $871 Million

Oracle announced today that it has purchased software maker Eloqua for about $871 million. Eloqua provides cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management solutions, and Oracle says its “modern marketing cloud” ensures that “every component of marketing” helps to drive revenue more efficiently. Oracle says the combination of the two companies will create a comprehensive “Customer Experience Cloud”. “Modern marketing …

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Will OpenJDK Ever Come To Android?

It’s no secret that Android apps are built on a customized version of Java. That being said, some Java developers haven’t made the jump to Android because they would have to rewrite their apps. Is there anything they can do? JavaWorld reports that some recent rumors suggest OpenJDK, the Oracle-sanctioned open source version of Java, would be coming to Android. …

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Oracle Acquires Instantis, Adds It To Primavera

Oracle announced today that it has acquired Instantis, a provider of cloud-based and on-premis project portfolio management solutions. The company will combine Instantis with its Primavera and Fusion Applications. Users will be able to track and report on enterprise strategies, like capital construction and maintenance, manufacturing, IT, new product development, Lean Six Sigma, and other corporate initiatives, the company says. …

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Yet Another Java Exploit Discovered

It’s been quite a hard month for Oracle’s Java. First, back in late August the Java browser plug-in was found to be vulnerable to an exploit that could make all PCs using browsers with the Java plug-in installed open to malware by visiting a malicious website. Thankfully, Oracle didn’t wait for its October patch to fix the issue, and released …

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Oracle Releases Earnings, Posts 2% Decline In Revenue

Oracle posted its fiscal 2013 Q1 earnings report on Thursday. While profits were up 15%, revenues were down 2% to $8.2 billion, though GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions were up 5% to $1.6 billion. Non-GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were up 6% to $1.6 billion. “Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics and our other engineered systems …

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FairSearch Coalition Adds Oracle, Nokia And Allegro Group

The FairSearch Coalition, initially made up of travel sites who sought to get Google’s deal with ITA Software blocked by regulators last year, continues to grow, despite Google’s apparently strengthening argument against those who find its business anti-competitive. New to the group are Oracle, Nokia and Allegro Group. FairSearch today shared a statement from EU Counsel Thomas Vinje, saying: The …

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Oracle Acquires SelectMinds, Launches Retail Mobile PoS, Banking Platform

Oracle announced that it is acquiring cloud-based talent sourcing app maker SelectMinds. The company’s apps provide tools for businesses in recruiting, hiring, and employee social connections. “Recruiting candidates through employee referrals is widely acknowledged as the most effective method to find talent through trusted contacts. Making recruiting efforts efficient and seamless by leveraging social connections and through mobile applications helps …

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Oracle Case Commentators Paid By Google Are Officially Irrelevant

In August, a federal court in California said Google failed to comply with an order to disclose the names of individuals that have talked about the the company’s ongoing legal battle with Oracle, and have received payment from Google. Eventually, Google, while making it clear that nobody was paid to discuss the case, Google did reveal of list of people …

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Oracle Reportedly Ordered To Pay Google $1 Million

Last time we checked in with the ongoing legal dispute between Google and Oracle, Google was providing the court with a list of people it has paid, who have shared comments about the case (though, Google says it has never paid anyone to comment on the case). Today, a judge reportedly ordered Oracle to pay Google $1 million to cover …

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Researchers Have Already Cracked The Latest Java Update

Oracle released a security alert yesterday in response to the recently discovered zero-day vulnerabilities that affected Java. Security Explorations were the first to discover the exploit back in April, but Oracle wasn’t going to fix it until their hand was forced by hackers. Their hand may be forced yet again by the company that found the last exploit. Security Explorations …

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