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Oracle CEO Mark Hurd reads 'mean tweets' about his 2025 vision

OpenWorld 2017 Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd appears incapable of shrugging off criticism of his predictions for the state of cloud computing in the year 2025. During Monday's Oracle OpenWorld keynote, he decided to hit back at his critics with something a little more adversarial than expected. In a moment reminiscent of celebrities reading less- …
Rebecca Hill, 3 Oct 2017
Oracle OpenWorld/JavaOne

Java EE 8 takes final bow under Oracle's wing: Here's what's new

OpenWorld Java EE 8 arrived last month rather later than expected – but it landed in time for Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne, which are taking place this week in San Francisco, California. Enterprise-flavored Java hasn't seen an update since June 2013. Linda DeMichiel, Java EE 8 specification lead at Oracle, recounted the long road to …
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Open World? More like closed world: Women sue Oracle for 'paying them less' than blokes

OpenWorld Oracle is being sued by some of its former women staffers who claim they were deliberately and unfairly paid less than their male colleagues. The class-action lawsuit [PDF] filed in the San Mateo County state court of California accused the Redwood City enterprise software giant of gender discrimination. "At all relevant …
Shaun Nichols, 2 Oct 2017
Larry Ellison on stage at Oracle's cloud pricing announcement

Oracle promises ‘highly automated’ security in self-driving database

OpenWorld 2017 Oracle has kicked off its annual OpenWorld conference with a pledge to automate in the company's “autonomous” database, plus plenty of snark directed at Amazon Web Services. Jeans-toting CTO Larry Ellison kicked off Big Red’s four-day San Franciscan extravaganza with a not-so-slick presentation that had no real big surprises …
Rebecca Hill, 2 Oct 2017
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SPARC will fly: Your cheat sheet for cocktail banter at Oracle's upcoming shindig

OpenWorld When reports emerged early in September that Oracle was shedding hundreds of workers, it might have been dismissed as just the latest in a series of such moves. What caught the attention of industry watchers was where the axe was falling. Sources indicated those being laid off included many of the engineers responsible for its …
Dan Robinson, 27 Sep 2017

Oracle corrals and patches Struts 2 vulnerabilities

Oracle has stepped outside its usual quarterly security fix cycle to address the latest Apache Struts 2 vulnerability. Ever since it emerged at the start of September, CVE-2017-9805 has been (in the words of a former Australian prime minister) “a shiver looking for a spine to crawl up”, because so many vendors use Apache to …
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Java SE 9 and Java EE 8 arrive, 364 days later than first planned

Java SE 9 and Java EE 8 have arrived. Version 9 of the Java development kit was supposed to ship on September 22, 2016, but delays and a dispute over the "Jigsaw" Java Platform Module System saw the release date pushed out to Thursday, September 21. Which is precisely when Oracle announced that the two new versions of Java …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Sep 2017
Larry Ellison on stage at Oracle's cloud pricing announcement

Oracle promises SLAs that halve Amazon's cloud costs

Oracle chair and chief technology officer has pledged to undercut Amazon Web Services pricing by 50 per cent for infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service, in part by increasing use of automation. Big Red staged a Cloud event on Tuesday, at which Ellison said that the primary cost of running platform-as-a-service ( …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Sep 2017
Oracle OpenWorld cloud

Oracle softly increments SPARC M7 to M8, then whispers: We'll still love you, Solaris, to 2034

With little fanfare, Oracle formally tore the wraps off its SPARC M8 data-center-class processors and servers on Monday. The House of Larry Ellison unveiled the fifth-generation successor to the fourth-generation SPARC M7, along with five server models, and a commitment to support its Solaris operating system for at least …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Sep 2017
Oracle

Oracle's Q1: Cloud, great. Hardware, meh. Mergers, unlikely

Oracle kicked off its 2018 fiscal year by reporting more than $9bn in total revenues. The enterprise software giant talked up its cloud business Thursday while CEO Larry Ellison made a point of needling his rivals in the SaaS space. For the Q1 fiscal year 2018 period, ending August 31: Revenues of $9.2bn topped analyst …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Sep 2017

Get out your specs: Java EE's headed to the Eclipse Foundation

Oracle has named the Eclipse Foundation as the new host for Java Enterprise Edition, but said the platform won’t get to keep its name. The decision to make Java EE - which is already developed in open source - fully open was announced last month, with Oracle’s David Delabassee saying it was in a bid to make it “more agile and …
Rebecca Hill, 13 Sep 2017
Redundancy

Oracle to shutter most Euro hardware support teams

Exclusive Oracle is cutting costs by shifting pan-European hardware support to Romania in a move that could see hundreds of existing staff made redundant, multiple insiders have told The Register. The process of winding up the in-country operations started in recent weeks, though the deadline for migrating the support seems to differ …
Rebecca Hill, 12 Sep 2017
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Confirmed: Oracle laid off 964 people from former Sun building

Oracle has filed a notice under California's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) regulations that reveals it has recently made 1,008 permanent layoffs in its Santa Clara and San Diego facilities. The WARN notice (PDF) says the 964 Santa Clara sackings were made on September 1st, the day before the Labour Day …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Sep 2017
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UK Home Office finds £20m to throw at Oracle cloudy ERP

The Home Office has tossed a paltry £20m of taxpayers' cash at Accenture and Oracle implementation outfit Certus Solutions to deploy a cloudy ERP system that hopefully works overhauls the way back-office services are provided. The aim of two-year contract, tendered on the UK.gov’s G-Cloud supplier framework, is to update …
Paul Kunert, 11 Sep 2017

Looking forward to Solaris 11.next this year? Whomp-whomp. Check again in 2018

Oracle's latest roadmap for its SPARC and Solaris platforms shows that at least one major milestone has been delayed. The database tax giant just published online a new version [PDF, Reg mirror] of its product roadmap that shows Solaris 11.next pushed back from its late 2017 release date – announced in its January roadmap [PDF …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Sep 2017
Bait

You gotta have goals: Oracle ties Larry, Safra and Mark’s equity to cloud

Oracle’s top earners will only be able to earn more equity if the company delivers on its cloudy promises and pays out for stockholders, according to a revamped compensation plan. The changes, detailed in the company’s latest 8-K filing, mean that from fiscal 2018, CTO Larry Ellison and joint CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will …
Rebecca Hill, 8 Sep 2017
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Oracle throws weight behind draft US law to curtail web sexploitation

A looming battle over corporate social responsibility on the internet has taken an interesting turn. Oracle has backed a proposed US law that will penalize the operators of sex-trafficking websites. The California database giant says it will support the bipartisan Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, aka SESTA, arguing that it …

Oracle 'systematically denies' its sales reps their commissions, forces them to work to pay off 'debts', court told

A former Oracle sales rep seeking to resolve a pay dispute has asked a California court to force the company to participate in arbitration over all wage claims against the database giant. Marcella Johnson, in her US district court filing [PDF] on Wednesday, claims Oracle "systematically denied her and other sales …

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