Oracle to debut Middle Eastern data centre in Abu Dhabi

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - January 26th, 2016

To keep pace with growing customer demand for Oracle’s complete cloud portfolio, Oracle today announced its intent to open a new cloud data centre in Abu Dhabi.

Oracle highlights silicon-level security

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 19th, 2015

Oracle used a Dubai media roundtable to highlight security updates to its cloud offering encompassing its Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings.

Oracle to feature cloud offerings at GITEX

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - October 13th, 2015

Oracle has announced that it will be participating in this year’s GITEX Technology Week, with “Journey to the Cloud” as its theme.

Oracle, Google to head back to courts for Java dispute trial

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - July 27th, 2015

According to recent reports Oracle and Google have each proposed new dates for the jury trial in their dispute over Google’s use of Java in Android.

Oracle enhances HCM Cloud to empower digital workforce

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - July 21st, 2015

Oracle has recently announced new updates to its Oracle Applications Cloud Release 10. The latest release of Oracle HCM Cloud helps organisations support an increasingly global and digital workforce through a number of new and enhanced solutions.

Oracle unveils VM VirtualBox 5.0

Katherine Noyes by Katherine Noyes - July 12th, 2015

After entering beta three months ago, Oracle’s VM VirtualBox 5.0 virtualisation software is now officially available in the market.

Oracle launches 24 new cloud services

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - June 23rd, 2015

Oracle has recently launched a number of new cloud services that the company claims will provide enterprises with all the tools they need to run their operations in the cloud. “We’re now able […]

Oracle MAJLIS comes to Dubai

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - March 19th, 2015

The Middle East Oracle User Group (MEOUG) will conduct its annual meeting on March 24th and 25th at the Palm Atlantis hotel in Dubai. Since 2008, the group has been providing a forum for its customers to share success stories, issues and learn more about Oracle’s suite of products.

Oracle makes Big Data push

Katherine Noyes by Katherine Noyes - February 22nd, 2015

Oracle has released a series of Big Data products that aggregate and analyse data from Hadoop, NoSQL and SQL technologies

Oracle, Samsung, reportedly combining for mobile cloud

Katherine Noyes by Katherine Noyes - January 27th, 2015

Oracle and Samsung Electronics have reportedly forged a new partnership through which they will work together to deliver mobile cloud services.

Oracle announces updated X5 hardware

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - January 22nd, 2015

Larry Ellison has opened a new front in his battle with Cisco Systems and EMC, launching new Oracle hardware on Wednesday that he claims will be the cheapest on the market.

AMMROC innovates Oracle Super Cluster

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - September 29th, 2014

AMMROC, the Abu Dhabi-based joint venture between Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, has implemented Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Complex Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (cMRO) services on Oracle Super Cluster.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - September 19th, 2014

It’s the end of an era at Oracle, as CEO Larry Ellison has been appointed executive chairman and CTO of the vendor, with co-presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd named co-CEOs. “Safra and […]

Oracle denied $1.3 billion SAP appeals court request

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - August 31st, 2014

Oracle has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to restore US$1.3 billion judgment in its copyright-infringement lawsuit against SAP, but will have the options of taking a lesser amount of money or pursuing a new trial.

Oracle’s Sparc M7 chip to supercharge in-memory computing

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 13th, 2014

Oracle has given the first peek at its upcoming Sparc M7 processor, promising big performance gains for customers who use the in-memory compute features of its 12C database. The Sparc M7 is due […]

Oracle to release 115 security patches

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - July 13th, 2014

Oracle is planning to release 115 security patches for vulnerabilities affecting a wide array of its products, including its flagship database, Java SE, Fusion Middleware and business applications.

Oracle’s Hurd: We will catch Salesforce

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - June 29th, 2014

Being second isn’t good enough for Oracle when it comes to cloud revenue, co-president Mark Hurd told investment analysts this week following the company’s fourth-quarter and year-end earnings report.

Oracle to buy $5.3 billion retail tech vendor Micros

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - June 24th, 2014

Oracle will buy hospitality and retail technology vendor Micros Systems for US$5.3 billion, in a deal that will be its largest since the purchase of Sun Microsystems in 2010.

Accenture acquires Oracle integrator Enkitec

Antony Savvas by Antony Savvas - May 18th, 2014

Outsourcing and consulting firm Accenture is expanding its Oracle capabilities with the acquisition of Oracle integrator Enkitec.

Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - April 17th, 2014

Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as Heartbleed, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products.

Researchers publicly disclose vulnerabilities in Oracle Java Cloud Service

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 6th, 2014

Researchers from Polish security firm Security Explorations, who found many Java vulnerabilities in the past, decided to publicly disclose the Java Cloud Service security weaknesses because they weren’t satisfied with how Oracle handled […]

Oracle reverses hardware revenue decline in Q3

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - March 19th, 2014

Oracle’s third-quarter revenue rose 4 percent to US$9.3 billion while net income increased 2 percent to $2.6 billion, buoyed by growth in new software licenses and cloud subscriptions as well as a long-anticipated rise in hardware product revenue.

Oracle broadens legal fight against third-party Solaris support providers

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - January 29th, 2014

Oracle is continuing its legal battle against third-party software support providers it alleges are performing such services in a manner that violates its intellectual property.

SDL looks to battle Oracle, in ‘customer experience’

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - January 28th, 2014

Customer experience has emerged as one of the enterprise software industry’s hotter segments of late, as companies try to run marketing, sales and support across both traditional and digital channels.

Oracle reports rapid cloud uptake in Dubai

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 20th, 2014

Oracle’s Alfonso Di Ianni, Senior Vice President, East Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa, has said that cloud adoption in Dubai has seen a marked upswing in the past 12 months.

Oracle builds a bridge to with new adapter

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 19th, 2014

Kicking off an initiative to better bridge cloud services with its own software, Oracle has released an adapter that allows organisations to copy data between their accounts and Oracle software.

Gulf Air completes Oracle E-Business suite upgrade to R12

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 13th, 2014

Gulf Air has completed the transition of Oracle E-Business suite upgrade to R12 using the its in-house IT capabilities.

Oracle set to issue 147 security patches, including 36 for Java

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - January 13th, 2014

Oracle is about to release one of its largest security patch batches in recent memory, with some 147 fixes coming Tuesday for vulnerabilities in Java SE, its flagship database, business applications and assorted other products.

Verizon signs-up Oracle to tackle Amazon in the cloud

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - January 13th, 2014

Verizon is building up its cloud service to take on the heavyweight of the industry – Amazon Web Services – and says it took a big step toward that direction by partnering with Oracle this week.

Oracle makes cloud advancement by acquiring SDN firm Corente

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - January 8th, 2014

Oracle is buying Corente, maker of SDN technology for WANs (wide area networks), in a strike against competitors Cisco and IBM. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close early this year, weren’t disclosed on Tuesday.

Oracle to buy marketing software vendor Responsys for $1.5 billion

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - December 22nd, 2013

Oracle is set to acquire business-to-consumer marketing software vendor Responsys for US$1.5 billion in a bid to flesh out its own capabilities as well as strike back at rivals such as and Microsoft.

Oracle’s Q2: What to expect

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - December 17th, 2013

Oracle is gearing up to report its second-quarter earnings Wednesday and given the restrained expectations CFO Sandra Katz earlier set for key areas such as software revenue, Oracle’s results are sure to come under even more scrutiny than the tech bellwether already gets.

Oracle may get second chance to prove Google infringed on Java copyrights

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - December 9th, 2013

Oracle’s copyright case against Google’s Android OS appeared to gain new life this week after a federal appeals court judge poked holes in Google’s defence.

Oracle OpenWorld attendees fume over Ellison keynote

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - September 25th, 2013

Oracle customers pay handsome fees to attend its OpenWorld conference each year, and many of them felt short-changed Tuesday when Larry Ellison skipped his final keynote to watch an America’s Cup sailing race.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison takes $1 salary, declines bonus, still lands $78 million

Ann Bednarz by Ann Bednarz - September 23rd, 2013

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who consistently ranks among the highest paid CEOs in the U.S., took an 18% pay cut this year.

Oracle adds long-awaited whitelisting capabilities to Java

Lucian Constantin by Lucian Constantin - September 15th, 2013

Oracle added a feature in Java that lets companies control what specific Java applets are allowed to run on their endpoint computers, which could help them better manage Java security risks.

Oracle claims new ZS3 Series eclipses disk storage leaders

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - September 15th, 2013

Oracle has claimed its newly launched ZS3 Series storage offers better throughput, latency, price and performance than NetApp, EMC, IBM and HP systems. Citing “new world record performance”, Oracle said the disk storage […]

Oracle software will run faster with new SPARC M6 chip

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - August 28th, 2013

Oracle’s database and high-performance workloads will run faster with the company’s latest SPARC M6 chip, which has been tuned specially for the company’s applications.

Oracle launches initiative to boost falling User Group membership numbers

Derek du Preez by Derek du Preez - August 20th, 2013

Plans for an initiative to boost Oracle User Group membership numbers worldwide has been revealed, shortly after the new head of the UK Oracle User Group detailed plans to turn around dwindling membership.

Oracle MySQL Workbench with a new look

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - August 13th, 2013

Oracle has revamped the user interface for its MySQL Workbench administration software, streamlining a number of routine operations and adding some new time-saving features as well. “The enhanced design in the multi-platform GUI […]

Riverbed achieves Oracle Validated Integration of Stingray Traffic Manager 9.1

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - August 5th, 2013

Riverbed Technology has announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager 9.1 with the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. Stingray Traffic Manager is a software application delivery controller (ADC), […]

Oracle and’s love-fest: The ripple effects

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - July 25th, 2013

While certain recent announcements weren’t as “startling” as Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had promised they would be, its deal with definitely lived up to the hype and could have some lasting ramifications.

Oracle and ARM to tweak Java

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - July 23rd, 2013

Oracle and ARM are working together to make the Java programming language more suitable for ARM processors, in order to encourage its use for embedded systems and enterprise software.

Oracle ups memory, storage of Exalytics analytics appliance

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - July 16th, 2013

Oracle is introducing a new generation of its Exalytics appliance for high-speed data analysis that comes with a slightly higher price tag but major increases in memory and storage capacity.

Oracle’s Saggia gives tips on simplifying IT at CIO 100

Dennis Mbuvi by Dennis Mbuvi - July 15th, 2013

High-growth countries are usually exhibited by a low per capita income. The upside, though, is that such countries, usually emerging countries, are able to do more with fewer resources.

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