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Solaris admins! Look out – working remote root exploit leaked in Shadow Brokers dump

Updated Now that the sulky Shadow Brokers gang has leaked its archive of stolen NSA exploits, security experts are trawling Uncle Sam's classified attack code – and the results aren't good for anyone using Oracle's Solaris. Matthew Hickey, cofounder of British security shop Hacker House, is among those going through the dumped files, …
Iain Thomson, 11 Apr 2017
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Oracle and Fujitsu SPARC up M12 big iron

Updated Oracle and Fujitsu have launched Fujitsu’s SPARC M12 server, claiming the world’s fastest per-core performance. It is the follow-on to the existing M10 server line, which topped out with the Fujitsu M10-4S server which scaled up to 64 processors and 64 TB of memory. The largest M12 configuration is 32 processors and 32TB of …
Chris Mellor, 4 Apr 2017

Oracle uses own public cloud as back-end storage shed for ZFS boxen

+Comment Oracle is using its in-house public cloud to provide back-end storage for its on-premises ZFS appliances, adding functionality to its walled hybrid cloud garden. Sort of the opposite of bringing its Exadata cloud service on-premises, Oracle is taking its ZFS on-premises kit up into its public cloud. The latest ZFS Storage …
Chris Mellor, 3 Apr 2017
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Oracle breaks silence to deny 'even considering' buying Accenture

Oracle has seemingly backed away from a potential acquisition of Accenture, and is now claiming it had "never even considered it". The denial follows The Register's report last week that Oracle had brought in some bean-counters to do due diligence on a potential deal, which would of course have been an immensely bold, …
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Is Jassy just jazzing on AWS database migration numbers? Smells fishy...

Analysis Amazon Web Services chief Andy Jassy doesn't often tweet, but when he does it's usually to applaud the popularity of AWS's database migration service. On New Year's Eve Jassy bragged that the service had captured more than 16,000 databases from its rivals since launch on 15 March, 2016. According to him, earlier this month, …
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Oracle doing due diligence on Accenture. Yep, you read that right

Exclusive Oracle has hired global specialists to explore the feasibility of buying multi-billion dollar consultancy Accenture, sources have told us. The database giant has engaged a team of consultants to conduct due diligence to “explore the synergies that could be created if they [Oracle] bought Accenture lock stock and barrel,” one …
Paul Kunert, 28 Mar 2017
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Converged systems market is so hot it just went backwards

Converged systems are supposed to be the hot spot of the otherwise-troubled server and storage markets. Yet sales just dipped for 2016's final quarter, according to kit-counting firm IDC, and overall growth for the year was tepid. The analysts' Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker for 2016's final quarter found that …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Mar 2017
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Newly cloud-tastic Oracle sees hardware sales droop

Analysis In its third fiscal 2017 quarter a post-NetSuite slurp Oracle saw marginal revenue and profits growth, but with inflated cloud revenues, the Oracle-ites are happy. It's all gloom on the hardware product sales front, though, as it seems that this quintessential on-premises selling business goes down in reverse lockstep with the …
Chris Mellor, 16 Mar 2017
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NetSuite-nourished Oracle: SaaS margins will go up to 80%

Oracle thinks it's done the hard work as it transitions to become a cloud company and is now poised to convert swathes of its customers from software licences to SaaS and infrastructure-as-a-service subscriptions. So said Co-CEO Safra Catz on the company's third quarter earnings on Wednesday, during which she said “Our pivot …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Mar 2017
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Oracle gives FCC a great big sloppy kiss: You're doing a great job axing net neutrality, privacy

In a bizarre, fawning letter, Oracle has given America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, the equivalent of a telco reach-around. The letter [PDF] from Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz's office, and signed by senior VP Kenneth Glueck, appears to have been written solely to praise FCC chairman Ajit Pai and his recent actions: a situation …
Kieren McCarthy, 14 Mar 2017
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Java? Nah, I do JavaScript, man. Wise up, hipster, to the money

A while back I answered my door bell - it was the pizza. After transacting for the hot pie, the older delivery man with a Just Like Dear Old Dad mustache asked: "Are you a programmer?" pointing to the OpenStack logo on my hoodie sleeve. "Yes," I said, "well, I used to be." He asked me what programming language he should learn …
Michael Coté, 3 Mar 2017
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SAP eyes up BT's biz ahead of £550m EE integration

Software biz SAP is eyeing up BT's business following its acquisition of the firm's existing customer EE for £12.5bn last year, with the former state monopoly having already set aside £550m for integration costs. Speaking to The Register at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Stephen Gatien, global head of telecommunications …
Kat Hall, 2 Mar 2017
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I can DB clearly now the clouds are gone: Oracle 12c on-premises for Linux, SPARC

Oracle DBAs who weren't so eager to trial 12cR2 in the cloud can now check it out on their own premises. Oracle had been piling the pressure on customers to consume its wares as-a-service by initially distributing the updated second release of Oracle Database 12 (12cR2) on a cloud-only basis. Now, arriving on-premises, is the …
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Oracle boils Exadata Cloud into an on-premises package

Oracle's added a new piece of hardware to its “Oracle Cloud at Customer” offering, in the form of the new Exadata Cloud Machine that runs Oracle databases on-premises with the very same interface as offered in the Exadata Cloud Service. The Cloud at Customer caper sees Oracle boil down its public cloud experience into hardware …
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Oracle crushes Apiary's hope in slightly awkward email to customers

Oracle today poured cold water on efforts by Apiary top brass to reassure customers about the future of its software under Big Red – the very same day Oracle's acquisition of Apiary concluded. In a February 22 email to customers, seen by The Reg, Apiary's founder and chief executive Jakub Nesetril and senior vice president of …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Feb 2017
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Ditching your call centre for an app? Be careful not to get SAP-slapped

SAP has scored what threatens to be a pyrrhic victory in court against one of its own customers. A British court sided with the software giant in a case that threatens to drastically increase the amount of money customers must pay it. A judge ruled that SAP's named-user licensing fees must cover any and all software that …
Gavin Clarke, 20 Feb 2017
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Did Oracle just sign tape's death warrant? Depends what 'no comment' means

Oracle's StorageTek (StreamLine) tape library product range will be end-of-lifed, El Reg has learned. StreamLine boxes are high-end libraries, generally for enterprise use, competing with equivalents from IBM (buoyed by mainframe tape use) and SpectraLogic. Both IBM and Oracle have their own proprietary tape formats as well as …
Chris Mellor, 17 Feb 2017
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Oracle's IoT play: Teach business apps and things to talk together

Oracle has revealed another way it thinks it can address the internet of things market, by teaching its existing business apps to talk things' language. Big Red has a colossal portfolio of business apps, among them the Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud. The company also knows that the supply chain is full of “things” - …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Feb 2017

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