Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Oracle gets cloud religion

What a difference a year makes. Last September, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison launched into a tirade about the "nonsense" that cloud computing had become. The industry had gone haywire, he said, and slapped the buzzword on technologies that weren't really new at all.

Oracle nemesis Rimini Street fires another salvo

Oracle's ongoing lawsuit against Rimini Street has not deterred the latter company from announcing another addition to its lineup of lower-cost support options for Oracle's software.

Hurd unveils Oracle's latest mega-machine

Oracle co-President Mark Hurd ripped the curtain off Exadata Database Machine X2-8, the newest incarnation of the company's high-performance data processing systems, during a keynote address at the OpenWorld conference on Monday.

Oracle will support apps running on Amazon EC2

Oracle customers will now be able to deploy a range of Oracle software on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service in production form, the companies announced Monday at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

Hurd unveils Oracle's latest mega-machine

Oracle co-President Mark Hurd ripped the curtain off Exadata Database Machine X2-8, the newest incarnation of the company's high-performance data processing systems, during a keynote address at the OpenWorld conference on Monday.

Oracle, HP settle Hurd litigation, affirm partnership

Hewlett-Packard and Oracle have settled the lawsuit HP filed against its former CEO and current Oracle co-President Mark Hurd as well as "reaffirmed their long-term strategic partnership," the companies said Monday.

Ellison announces 'one big, honkin' cloud'

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveiled his company's entry into the private cloud computing system battles on Sunday, upping the competitive stakes between Oracle and rivals like IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

HP readying private cloud systems for Oracle apps

Amid tensions over ex-Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd's move to Oracle, HP will announce a new series of systems on Sunday for running Oracle applications on a private cloud.

Oracle plans Q1 2011 release for Fusion Apps

The first release of Oracle's long-awaited, next-generation Fusion Applications will be generally available in the first quarter of 2011, CEO Larry Ellison said during a keynote address at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Sunday.

Benioff tops tech CEO 'approval ratings'

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff currently has a 90 per cent approval rating from his employees, beating out rival and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison as well as SAP co-CEOs Jim Hagemann Snabe and Bill McDermott, according to figures from careers website Glassdoor.com

Mark Hurd makes first appearance as Oracle executive

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd made his first public comments on Thursday since taking a job as Oracle co-president, saying the company is poised for major expansion.

Oracle Q1 revenue jumps 48 per cent

Oracle's first-quarter revenue jumped 48 per cent over the same period last year to $US7.5 billion, the company reported Thursday. Net income was up 20 per cent to $1.4 billion.

HP buying ArcSight for $1.5 billion

Hewlett-Packard announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase security vendor ArcSight for $US1.5 billion. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

Hurd set to speak at Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle's newly minted co-president, Mark Hurd, is set to deliver a keynote speech at the vendor's OpenWorld conference on 20 September, in what could be the former Hewlett-Packard CEO's first high-profile appearance since leaving that company in August.

Will Oracle buy Informatica next?

Ever-acquisitive Oracle may place data integration specialist Informatica in its sights next, according to a recent pair of surveys.

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