Oracle - Infoworld en Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes <p>Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as <a href="">Heartbleed</a>, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products.</p> Security Oracle Web Services Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:54 +0000 admin 240629 at Wendy's makes its Oracle ERP upgrade quick and tasty <p>It's not uncommon for ERP projects to take longer and cost more money than initially planned, but neither outcome ended up being on the menu for fast-food giant Wendy's recent Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade.</p> <p>A looming end-of-support deadline for E-Business Suite 11.5.10 prompted the restaurant chain to begin the process of upgrading to version 12.1.3 late last year, according to Robin Nelson, a business analyst who worked on the project.</p> Applications Oracle IT Management ERP Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 240134 at Researchers disclose vulnerabilities in Oracle Java Cloud Service <p>Security researchers released <a href="" target="_blank">technical details and proof-of-concept code for 30 security issues</a> affecting Oracle's Java Cloud Service, some of which could allow attackers to compromise business-critical Java applications deployed on it.</p> Cloud Computing Security Oracle Cloud Security PaaS SaaS Intrusion Detection Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:24:49 +0000 admin 239663 at Oracle overtakes IBM as second-largest software vendor, Gartner says <p>Oracle has overtaken rival IBM as the world's second-largest software vendor by pulling in $29.6 billion in software revenue during 2013, according to analyst firm Gartner.</p> <p>"Global trends around big data and analytics with business investment in database and cloud-based applications helped to drive Oracle's top-line growth," Gartner research vice president Chad Eschinger said in a statement.</p> The Industry Standard IBM Oracle Technology Business Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:33:03 +0000 admin 239534 at Oracle doubles the speed of MySQL query handling <p>For the next release of its open source MySQL, Oracle is making a number of changes designed to vastly boost the speed of the open source relational database management system.</p> <p>Such a sizeable performance bump could help organizations save money in server purchases, because it would require fewer servers to run large jobs. Or, it will allow them to run complex queries that might have taken too long to run on earlier versions of the database system, said Tomas Ulin, Oracle vice president of MySQL engineering.</p> Data Management Open Source Software Oracle Database Administration MySQL Open Source Software Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:41:06 +0000 admin 239474 at Oracle reverses decline in hardware revenue <p>Oracle's third-quarter revenue rose 4 percent to $9.3 billion while net income increased 2 percent to $2.6 billion, buoyed by growth in new software licenses and cloud subscriptions as well as a long-anticipated rise in hardware product revenue.</p> The Industry Standard Oracle Technology Business Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:15:51 +0000 ccraig 238666 at Java 8 officially arrives at last <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Java 8 officially arrives at last" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Marking a watershed moment for Java programmers, Oracle today is releasing JDK (Java Development Kit) 8, accommodating lambda expressions and representing a shift in how developers approach the language.</p> Application Development Oracle Application Development Java Programming Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238552 at Oracle rolls out 'iOS 7'-inspired visuals for Fusion Applications <p>Oracle is continuing to simplify the look and feel of its Fusion Applications, including with a new skin inspired by Apple iOS 7, as the vendor ramps up marketing efforts around its application portfolio.</p> <p>The changes come as part of the eighth update to Fusion Applications, which first became available in 2011 after a lengthy development process.</p> Applications Oracle CRM ERP Applications Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:42:59 +0000 admin 238375 at Oracle buys BlueKai, gains massive consumer data mart <p>Oracle is moving into the market for big customer data by buying BlueKai, which aggregates data on consumers and offers it to marketers via a platform for running targeted marketing campaigns on the Web, offline and on mobile devices. Terms of the deal, which was announced Monday, were not disclosed.</p> <p>BlueKai's software helps manage large stores of customer and audience profile data that can be used in conjunction with various types of marketing software. The company's data marketplace containing hundreds of millions of profiles.</p> The Industry Standard Oracle M&A CRM Data Management Mobile Technology Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:32:37 +0000 admin 236952 at Oracle creates unified suite of marketing software <p>After spending billions to acquire a series of marketing-related software companies, Oracle is now undergoing the process of creating a unified suite it can take to battle against competing offerings from the likes of and Microsoft.</p> Applications Oracle M&A CRM Predictive Analytics SaaS Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:37:32 +0000 admin 236639 at Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Chris Boswell</p></em></div> Applications Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Center Mobile Technology Apple AT&T Dell EMC VMware Google Hewlett-Packard (HP) IBM Microsoft Oracle Samsung SAP Symantec Verizon Big Data BlackBerry IT Management Service-oriented Architecture IaaS iOS SaaS Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 234403 at Oracle software generally available on Microsoft Azure starting March 12 <p>Oracle's database, WebLogic application server and Java programming language will soon be generally available on Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud service, marking a major milestone in the <a href="" target="_blank">high-profile partnership</a> the vendors announced in June 2013.</p> Cloud Computing Microsoft Microsoft Azure Oracle IaaS PaaS SaaS Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:09:29 +0000 admin 236125 at HCM software is 'all about the people,' Larry Ellison says <p>Oracle CEO Larry Ellison relied on a time-tested bromide to sell a conference crowd on the vendor's array of HCM (human capital management) applications on Thursday.</p> <p>"When you're running the business, it's all about the people," Ellison said during the HCM World event in Las Vegas. "You can't run a successful business or government agency if you don't take care of your people. And you can't be a successful company if you don't take care of your customers. You can't be a successful government agency if you don't take care of your constituents."</p> Applications Cloud Computing Larry Ellison Oracle IT Jobs Web Services Social Networking Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:45:14 +0000 admin 235909 at Java's encrypted communications no panacea for security problems <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Java's encrypted communications no panacea for security problems " width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The next version of standard Java, <a href="">due in mid-March</a>, will have Transport Level Security (TLS) 1.2 set by default, t</p> Application Development Oracle Application Security Java Programming Encryption Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:53:21 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 235314 at Ellison: Facebook is new model for business applications <p>Modern business applications need a social network at their core and should be so easy to use that even a CEO can figure them out. So said Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, in a pitch for his company's software and cloud services in San Francisco on Wednesday.</p><p>"Our user interface is modeled after Facebook, something that doesn't require learning," Ellison said of Oracle's newest cloud software.</p> Applications Facebook Larry Ellison Oracle Applications Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:30:46 +0000 admin 235324 at Ellison says IBM and SAP no longer Oracle's main rivals <p>Look out Amazon, Larry Ellison has got his eye on you.</p> <p>The fast-talking Oracle CEO declared Wednesday that IBM and SAP are no longer his main rivals and pointed instead to a bevy of fast-moving cloud service providers.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Larry Ellison Oracle Amazon Web Services IaaS SaaS Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:18:07 +0000 admin 235323 at Oracle broadens legal fight against third-party Solaris support providers <p>Oracle is continuing its legal battle against third-party software support providers it alleges are performing such services in a manner that violates its intellectual property.</p> <p>Last week, Oracle sued StratisCom, a Georgia company that offers customers support for Oracle's Solaris OS, claiming it had "misappropriated and distributed copyright, proprietary software code, along with the log-in credentials necessary to download this code from Oracle's password-protected websites."</p> The Industry Standard Oracle Intellectual Property Operating Systems Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:24:06 +0000 admin 235160 at Oracle builds a bridge to with new adapter <p>Kicking off an initiative to better bridge cloud services with its own software, Oracle has released an adapter that allows organizations to copy data between their accounts and Oracle software.</p> <p>"We're encapsulating standard Web services calls into easier-to-use adapters," said Demed L'Her, Oracle vice president of product management.</p> Cloud Computing Oracle Application Servers Data Integration Enterprise Application Integration Middleware SaaS Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:11:33 +0000 admin 234514 at Ex-Oracle salesman claims complaining about wage discrimination got him fired <p>A former Oracle sales manager is suing the vendor, alleging he was fired shortly after complaining of discriminatory actions by his superior and other company officials.</p> <p>Ian Spandow was a high-performing sales manager at Oracle in Europe and later California, according to his lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. After coming aboard in 2005, he trained more than 1,000 new hires and gave skills coaching to hundreds of others, the suit states.</p> Oracle IT Jobs Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:21:00 +0000 admin 234076 at Oracle set to issue 147 security patches, including 36 for Java <p>Oracle is about to release one of its largest security patch batches in recent memory, with some 147 fixes coming Tuesday for vulnerabilities in Java SE, its flagship database, business applications and assorted other products.</p> Applications Application Development Security Oracle Java Programming MySQL Applications Security Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:44:28 +0000 admin 233995 at