Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Oracle CEO Ellison reveals most detail to date about 'multitenant' 12c database

The next version of Oracle's database will feature support for multitenancy as a critical feature, providing superior security, control and efficiency for software services delivered from the cloud, CEO Larry Ellison said Sunday during the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

Ellison launches Exadata X3, takes swipe at SAP

As expected, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison on Sunday unveiled a souped-up version of its Exadata database machine that will allow customers to run all of their databases in-memory, providing what Ellison termed blazing performance.

Oracle looks to take business from Amazon Web Services

Oracle is planning to roll out a new IaaS (infrastructure as a service) offering that will compete directly with Amazon Web Services, along with a service called Oracle Public Cloud that runs inside customers' facilities, CEO Larry Ellison announced Sunday during a keynote address at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

OpenWorld 2012: What's in store

With each year, Oracle becomes a bigger company and in turn, so does its annual OpenWorld conference, which kicks off Sunday in San Francisco.

SAP NetWeaver Cloud platform as a service may be close to general release

SAP could be close to announcing the general availability of its foray into the PaaS (platform-as-a-service) market, NetWeaver Cloud, which will go up against rival offerings from the likes of Oracle and Salesforce.com.

Infor, customer head to court over third-party system support

A longtime user of Infor's ERP (enterprise resource planning) software says in a federal lawsuit that Infor is unjustly demanding a substantial sum of money after discovering that third-party companies have been accessing the software.

Infor launches open-source strategy, embraces Red Hat stack, MySQL

Infor has certified some of its products for Red Hat's Linux and JBoss middleware and added support for the MySQL and MariaDB databases, as part of a new push into open-source software, the companies announced Wednesday.

Oracle likely to announce Exadata sequel soon

Many signs suggest that Oracle is about to introduce a next-generation version of the Exadata database machine, the first and apparently most successful of its "engineered systems" that combine Oracle software with servers, networking and storage.

SAP bundles analytic apps with IQ database

SAP on Monday announced a new family of products that marry its Business Objects BI (business intelligence) software with the Sybase IQ analytic database and include specialized business content for use by various industries.

Salesforce.com links up with Facebook for targeted ad delivery

Salesforce.com customers interested in using the vendor's emerging family of marketing software could benefit from a new partnership it has formed with Facebook for targeted ad delivery.

Oracle to announce cloud infrastructure service at OpenWorld, Ellison says

Oracle on Thursday reported that net income rose 11 percent to US$2 billion while revenue fell 2 percent to $8.2 billion in the first quarter ended Aug. 31, with the period marked by some strength in software but falling hardware revenues.

Oracle Q1 profit up 11 per cent, but hardware products revenue drops 24 per cent

Oracle has reported that net income rose 11 per cent to $US2 billion while revenue fell 2 per cent to $US8.2 billion in the first quarter ended August 31, with the period marked by some strength in software but falling hardware revenues.

Oracle suing to 'free' users from patent claims

Oracle has filed suit against Texas company Advanced Dynamic Interfaces, seeking to have an intellectual-property action it filed against 20 users of Oracle software tossed out of court.

Salesforce.com's Benioff invites customers to join 'social revolution'

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff on Wednesday doubled down on the company's embrace of social networking software, urging customers, partners and prospects to join him in a "social revolution," during a keynote address at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco that was webcast.

Salesforce.com reveals details of upcoming Chatterbox, Identity services

Salesforce.com on Wednesday revealed more details of its upcoming Chatterbox file-sharing service, which is set to compete with the likes of Box and Dropbox, as well as a new identity management platform called Salesforce Identity.

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