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Oracle CEO Hurd says “We’re different than Amazon”

Posted on: 23rd June, 2017

Oracle shares raced ahead this week after it reported strong cloud revenues. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd emphasised why the company isn’t a direct competitor to Amazon, contrary to many reports. “We make applications. We make platforms, databases, Java, business intelligence, analytics, machine-to-machine capability embedded in those applications”, said Hurd. “We’re competing in more categories, frankly…

Oracle shares raced ahead this week after it reported strong cloud revenues. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd emphasised why the company isn’t a direct competitor to Amazon, contrary to many reports.

“We make applications. We make platforms, databases, Java, business intelligence, analytics, machine-to-machine capability embedded in those applications”, said Hurd. “We’re competing in more categories, frankly the biggest categories”, he added.

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Oracle named a leader for Mobile App Development Platforms

Posted on: 23rd June, 2017

Oracle has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. “We believe this recognition is another acknowledgement of Oracle’s strong market momentum in the mobile and larger PaaS market, driven by the successful adoption of Oracle Cloud Platform offerings by thousands of customers,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president,…

Oracle has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms.

“We believe this recognition is another acknowledgement of Oracle’s strong market momentum in the mobile and larger PaaS market, driven by the successful adoption of Oracle Cloud Platform offerings by thousands of customers,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform.

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Oracle smashes forecasts to hit $200bn valuation

Posted on: 22nd June, 2017

Oracle shares surged 11% on Wednesday on a strong fourth quarter earnings report. Pro forma earnings per share rose by 10% to 89 cents, far exceeding analyst forecasts of 78 cents. Cloud sales saw 58% growth, with Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison predicting future “hyper-growth”. Ellison also said Oracle was “well on our way to passing…

Oracle shares surged 11% on Wednesday on a strong fourth quarter earnings report. Pro forma earnings per share rose by 10% to 89 cents, far exceeding analyst forecasts of 78 cents. Cloud sales saw 58% growth, with Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison predicting future “hyper-growth”. Ellison also said Oracle was “well on our way to passing Salesforce.com” as the world’s largest cloud software vendor.

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Oracle to report fourth quarter figures – expectations positive

Posted on: 21st June, 2017

Oracle shares have been rising in recent trading, reflecting positive expectations for the company’s fourth quarter earnings report. Strong cloud earnings growth is expected by many analysts. http://bit.ly/2sAEk1t

Oracle shares have been rising in recent trading, reflecting positive expectations for the company’s fourth quarter earnings report. Strong cloud earnings growth is expected by many analysts.

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Oracle says moving to the cloud requires three things

Posted on: 19th June, 2017

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd said moving to the cloud requires a solid, differentiated product, capital to invest in infrastructure, and patience. “We made the decision to go at this hard three or four years ago, changing virtually everything in the company”, said Hurd. “The problem with the cloud is, you have to build a hotel…

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd said moving to the cloud requires a solid, differentiated product, capital to invest in infrastructure, and patience.

“We made the decision to go at this hard three or four years ago, changing virtually everything in the company”, said Hurd. “The problem with the cloud is, you have to build a hotel and it’s got to be finished before you can rent any rooms”.

Hurd also described how Oracle is changing how it signs up customers. “We historically used to write big contracts. Now we’re going to do a contract with a company that’s a startup. We can’t show up with a bunch of lawyers and a big, thick document. So we changed our process to go to ‘click to accept.'”.

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Rubrik woos Microsoft and Oracle customers with new Cloud Data Management release

Posted on: 14th June, 2017

Rubrik has released v4.0 of its Cloud Data Management product, Alta. The latest version integrates with Oracle RMAN and supports Oracle ASM. It also adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV. Alta’s new SQL Server Live Mount feature allows customers to run SQL Server operations directly from their Rubrik backup copy. http://bit.ly/2rqYmOq

Rubrik has released v4.0 of its Cloud Data Management product, Alta. The latest version integrates with Oracle RMAN and supports Oracle ASM. It also adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV. Alta’s new SQL Server Live Mount feature allows customers to run SQL Server operations directly from their Rubrik backup copy.

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Team New Zealand to face Oracle Team USA for America’s Cup

Posted on: 13th June, 2017

Team New Zealand cruised to victory against Artemis Racing of Sweden on Monday to set up a battle with Oracle Team USA starting Saturday, a rematch of the 2013 Cup finals.

Team New Zealand cruised to victory against Artemis Racing of Sweden on Monday to set up a battle with Oracle Team USA starting Saturday, a rematch of the 2013 Cup finals.

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Oracle offers supervised machine learning to improve cyber security adoption

Posted on: 12th June, 2017

Oracle recognises that distrust of automation could hold back adoption rates in cyber security. “Customers take a little bit of time, most enterprises take a little bit of time, to trust the algorithm”, said Rohit Gupta, Oracle’s VP of cyber security. http://bit.ly/2sk4eJm

Oracle recognises that distrust of automation could hold back adoption rates in cyber security. “Customers take a little bit of time, most enterprises take a little bit of time, to trust the algorithm”, said Rohit Gupta, Oracle’s VP of cyber security.

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Microsoft and Oracle CEOs to be amongst White House tech summit attendees

Posted on: 9th June, 2017

Major technology company leaders will visit the White House in June for an inaugural meeting of President Trump’s American Technology Council. The group it said to have been formed to help modernise government services. https://bloom.bg/2sJCM4S

Major technology company leaders will visit the White House in June for an inaugural meeting of President Trump’s American Technology Council. The group it said to have been formed to help modernise government services.

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Airmar Technology chooses IFS Applications

Posted on: 8th June, 2017

US based Airmar Technology Corporation has selected IFS Applications as its ERP solution. The company is a world leading developer and manufacturer of sonar transducers for fishfinders, weather stations and other instruments. IFS Applications will be used to enhance forecasting and scheduling, supplier part quality management and enterprise asset management. The system will also support…

US based Airmar Technology Corporation has selected IFS Applications as its ERP solution. The company is a world leading developer and manufacturer of sonar transducers for fishfinders, weather stations and other instruments.

IFS Applications will be used to enhance forecasting and scheduling, supplier part quality management and enterprise asset management. The system will also support the delivery of field service and return-and-repair services.

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