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Oracle launches tool for virtual appliances

Posted by Oyya-Info on Thursday, August 13, 2009, In : Business Tech 

Oracle has released new tools for building virtual appliances, the software maker's first significant move in server virtualization since its purchase of Virtual Iron.

Oracle VM Template Builder, announced on Wednesday, is a graphical tool intended to help third-party developers and enterprise in-house teams create virtual appliances. The open-source product allows users to combine a JeOS (Just enough operating system) image of Oracle Enterprise Linux with applications and other software ins...


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Researchers to offer tool to break into Oracle databases at hacker show

Posted by Oyya-Info on Thursday, July 23, 2009, In : Security 

Security experts will be releasing a tool that can be used to break into Oracle databases during their presentation at the Black Hat and Defcon hacker conferences next week in Las Vegas.

Chris Gates and Mario Ceballos will present Oracle Pentesting Methodology and give out "all the tools to break the 'unbreakable' Oracle as Metasploit auxiliary modules," according to the summary of their presentation on the Defcon Web site.

Gates is a member of the Metasploit project, an open-sour...


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Sun shareholders approve Oracle merger - Update

Posted by Oyya-Info on Thursday, July 16, 2009, In : Business Tech 

Sun Microsystems announced Thursday that the stockholders at its special meeting voted in favor of the merger agreement with Oracle.

Investors holding approximately 62 percent of all shares of Sun common stock voted yes to the deal under which Oracle will acquire Sun for $9.50 a share in cash, a total of $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of Sun's cash and debt.

The acquisition still faces antitrust scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice over one sticking point on Java licensing. But Oracl...


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Why Oracle will continue to win?

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 29, 2009, In : TechNews 

I was somewhat shocked by the stellar results Oracle recently reported, considering the sorry state of the economy. I even called an analyst friend to find out if maybe there was some house of cards ala Computer Associated that explained the consistent rise in revenue and margin. But I was reminded of two simple facts explaining why Oracle remains dominant:

  1. Applications drive database sales
  2. Oracle owns pretty much everything

Oracle's acquisition streak has given the company an enormous bre...


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Should Oracle's Linux strategy be...Ubuntu?

Posted by Oyya-Info on Friday, June 26, 2009, In : TechNews 
Oracle has gone on a buying spree in the past few years, consolidating an impressive portfolio of market-leading technology. But there's one thing it still lacks, despite awkward efforts to fill the void: an operating system. Though Oracle has unsuccessfully courted Red Hat as an acquisition target for years, its affections might be better placed on Ubuntu.

Yes, by acquiring Sun, Oracle is gaining Solaris, but as Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst indicated in the Red Hat earnings call on Wednesday, t...


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Sun investors to vote on Oracle on July 16

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Business Tech 
Tune in on July 16 to see whether Oracle actually becomes the new parent of Sun Microsystems.

Sun's board of directors has set up a special shareholder meeting for that date to vote on the proposed merger with Oracle, according to a statement Sun released Monday. Sun's board, which has already okayed the merger, is urging stockholders to approve the deal--a majority vote is needed to push it through.

Shareholders can vote on the merger in person, at Sun's Web site, or through a proxy card rece...


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