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Oracle welcomes judgment on Rimini Street copyright infringement

Posted on: 10th January, 2018

Oracle has released a statement welcoming a federal appeals court’s decision to uphold a previous copyright infringement judgment against Rimini Street. The court also found, however, that Rimini’s use of automatic download tools to harvest support files from Oracle did not constitute an illegal use of scrapers. This ruling reduced the initial award by $21m,…

Oracle has released a statement welcoming a federal appeals court’s decision to uphold a previous copyright infringement judgment against Rimini Street.

The court also found, however, that Rimini’s use of automatic download tools to harvest support files from Oracle did not constitute an illegal use of scrapers. This ruling reduced the initial award by $21m, with the award of attorneys’ fees also to be reassessed as a result.

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Morgan Stanley raises Oracle target price

Posted on: 5th January, 2018

Oracle Cloud isn’t likely to rival Microsoft Azure, but Oracle shares have been oversold recently, said Morgan Stanley in a research note. The financial services firm raised their price target to $57 a share on Wednesday, causing Oracle to rebound to around $48. http://cnb.cx/2AtxhKm

Oracle Cloud isn’t likely to rival Microsoft Azure, but Oracle shares have been oversold recently, said Morgan Stanley in a research note. The financial services firm raised their price target to $57 a share on Wednesday, causing Oracle to rebound to around $48.

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Oracle to buy Australian cloud player Aconex for AU$1.6bn

Posted on: 21st December, 2017

Oracle has announced that it will acquire Australian cloud services provider Aconex for AU$1.6 billion in cash, subject to a shareholder vote. “With the addition of Aconex, we significantly advance our vision of offering the most comprehensive cloud-based project management solution for this $14 trillion industry”, said Mike Sicilia of Oracle. http://zd.net/2BtkVnD

Oracle has announced that it will acquire Australian cloud services provider Aconex for AU$1.6 billion in cash, subject to a shareholder vote.

“With the addition of Aconex, we significantly advance our vision of offering the most comprehensive cloud-based project management solution for this $14 trillion industry”, said Mike Sicilia of Oracle.

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Oracle outlook strong, says Forbes contributor

Posted on: 21st December, 2017

Oracle and its cloud business are doing well despite negative analysis of the company’s recent Q2 results announcement, says Forbes contributor Bob Evans. Evans offered 10 reasons for optimism, including the imminent release of Oracle Autonomous Database, positive feedback regarding BYOL for Oracle PaaS, and that Amazon continues to run its business on Oracle rather…

Oracle and its cloud business are doing well despite negative analysis of the company’s recent Q2 results announcement, says Forbes contributor Bob Evans.

Evans offered 10 reasons for optimism, including the imminent release of Oracle Autonomous Database, positive feedback regarding BYOL for Oracle PaaS, and that Amazon continues to run its business on Oracle rather than Redshift.

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Oracle Q2 results expected to show 40%+ cloud revenue growth

Posted on: 14th December, 2017

Oracle’s second quarter earnings will be reported after market close. The consensus estimate is that Oracle will report adjusted earnings of 68 cents per share, up 11% on last year. Cloud revenue growth is expected to be in the range of 41% to 45%. Drexel Hamilton are optimistic, saying Oracle’s newest cloud products “can take…

Oracle’s second quarter earnings will be reported after market close. The consensus estimate is that Oracle will report adjusted earnings of 68 cents per share, up 11% on last year. Cloud revenue growth is expected to be in the range of 41% to 45%.

Drexel Hamilton are optimistic, saying Oracle’s newest cloud products “can take Oracle’s cloud portfolio to a whole new level… The stock can continue to move in an upward trajectory”.

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Pro DBA achieves Cyber Essentials certification

Posted on: 8th December, 2017

Pro DBA has added Cyber Essentials certification to its long list of accreditations. The achievement reiterates Pro DBA’s commitment to delivering a safe and secure service to its clients, also demonstrated by its ISO 27001 certification. Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks. The…

Pro DBA has added Cyber Essentials certification to its long list of accreditations. The achievement reiterates Pro DBA’s commitment to delivering a safe and secure service to its clients, also demonstrated by its ISO 27001 certification.

Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks. The government has stated that “we believe this scheme offers the right balance between providing additional assurance of an organisation’s commitment to implementing cyber security to third parties, while retaining a simple and low cost mechanism for doing so”.

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Oracle brings Kubernetes projects to open source

Posted on: 7th December, 2017

Oracle has announced that it is open sourcing Fn project Kubernetes Installer and Global Multi-Cluster Management, two projects aimed at developing next generation container native applications using Kubernetes. “The Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform, along with the new tools introduced today, are built on top of Kubernetes and provide an open source based, community…

Oracle has announced that it is open sourcing Fn project Kubernetes Installer and Global Multi-Cluster Management, two projects aimed at developing next generation container native applications using Kubernetes.

“The Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform, along with the new tools introduced today, are built on top of Kubernetes and provide an open source based, community driven, and thus, cloud-neutral, integrated container native technology stack that prevents cloud lock-in”, said Mark Cavage, VP of software development at Oracle.

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Merry Christmas from Pro DBA!

Posted on: 6th December, 2017
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Oracle to open school at Silicon Valley HQ

Posted on: 6th December, 2017

Oracle Corporation has spent $43 million building a new school for Design Tech High School on its Silicon Valley campus. Oracle employees will lead workshops and mentor students after the school opens in January. The school is free to attend, and admission is based on a lottery system. Colleen Cassity, executive director of the not-for-profit…

Oracle Corporation has spent $43 million building a new school for Design Tech High School on its Silicon Valley campus. Oracle employees will lead workshops and mentor students after the school opens in January. The school is free to attend, and admission is based on a lottery system.

Colleen Cassity, executive director of the not-for-profit Oracle Education Foundation, has described the move as innovative.

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Oracle spending by UK councils growing

Posted on: 29th November, 2017

Spending on Oracle software by UK local authorities is growing, according to research performed by database rivals TmaxSoft. Spending information was gathered from 60 councils through Freedom Of Information requests, and TmaxSoft remarked that councils appear to be committed to long-term licensing deals. TmaxSoft says a fifth of councils have spent more than £100,000 on…

Spending on Oracle software by UK local authorities is growing, according to research performed by database rivals TmaxSoft. Spending information was gathered from 60 councils through Freedom Of Information requests, and TmaxSoft remarked that councils appear to be committed to long-term licensing deals. TmaxSoft says a fifth of councils have spent more than £100,000 on Oracle in the past 2 years, with 2% spending more than £500,000. 5% of those who responded had undergone an Oracle licence audit in the past year.

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