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Hurry up patching those Oracle bugs: Attackers aren't waiting

Security experts are advising administrators to hurry up installing Oracle patches after finding that attackers are quick to target their vulnerabilities. The SANS Institute issued a warning after one of its honeypot systems was targeted by exploits of the CVE-2018-2628 remote code execution flaw in WebLogic just hours after …
Shaun Nichols, 3 May 2018
Oracle acrobatics in the cloud

Umm, Oracle – about that patch? It might not be very sticky ...

Earlier this month, Oracle patched a critical vulnerability in its WebLogic server – but someone identifying himself as an Alibaba security researcher reckons Big Red botched the patch. The bug in question was fixed in Oracle's 254-strong quarterly patch-fest that was headlined by Java and Spectre fixes. Tucked way down on …

Oracle WebLogic hole primed to pump Monero

An Oracle WebLogic vulnerability fixed in October last year is being exploited on unpatched machines to mine Monero, a cryptocurrency, and other lesser-known imaginary coins. Writing for the the SANS Technology Institute, Renato Marinho, chief research officer at Morphus Labs, on Monday said a recently disclosed software bug …

Oracle joins dots in private cloud release

Oracle has tightened the links between several parts of its middleware suite to save infrastructure administrators time, and increase data availability and portability across large data center infrastructures. The upgrades to key components of Oracle's "Cloud Application Foundation" were announced by the company on Thursday …
Jack Clark, 13 Jul 2013
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Oracle puts database, middleware, Linux on Microsoft Hyper-V, Azure

If you were expecting some dramatic, cloudy news from Oracle and Microsoft, as the companies hinted last week they would reveal, you were likely disappointed by the nuts and bolts nature of what the two companies announced on Monday as part of an extended strategic partnership. No, Oracle is not shutting down its public cloud …
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Java daddy: 'Aggressively stupid' won't work for Oracle

Oracle has got no choice but to get it right on Java, according to Java founder James Gosling, who has voiced some support for the database giant's proposed changes. According to Infoworld, Gosling is told told TheServerSide Java Symposium that with a large part of Oracle's business dependent on Java, "it's in their own self …
Gavin Clarke, 17 Mar 2011
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Can Sun's GlassFish turn on master Oracle?

In Hand of Orlac, a plastic surgeon replaces the crushed hands of a pianist with those of an executed murder. What at first is a godsend for the ruined musician may in truth be an agent of its former owner's insidious will, compelling its inheritor to murder his own father. We wonder if that works for corporations. Will the …
Austin Modine, 11 Feb 2010
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Oracle sees future in Sun's GlassFish

Oracle's drip feed of promises on Sun Microsystems' software has now extended to middleware, open-source, and tools. The database giant has said it will continue Sun's investment in the company's open-source Java application server. "Oracle plans to invest in aligning common infrastructure components and innovations from …
Gavin Clarke, 30 Oct 2009
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Oracle's WebLogic roadmap recaptures BEA's dream

OpenWorld 09 Oracle could to do what BEA Systems failed to achieve in the next two years: successfully deliver on a modular and virtualized roadmap for its Java application server. The database giant Monday outlined a two-year WebLogic roadmap that will see Oracle start to roll out an early set of lightweight WebLogic modules built using …
Gavin Clarke, 13 Oct 2009
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Oracle plans cloud strategy

Exclusive Oracle is cooking up a strategy around the cloud, something chief executive Larry Ellison once referred as "idiocy" - albeit the sort of fashionable idiocy he's willing to buy in to. Sources close to Oracle have told The Register there's a growing pace of activity inside the database maker - at all levels - on the subject of …
Gavin Clarke, 1 Jul 2009
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Oracle cites 'screw up' for BEA support outage

Oracle has moved to re-assure users on legacy versions of BEA Systems software their products are safe, after online support became suddenly unavailable. The database giant blamed a "logistical screw up" in moving WebLogic and AquaLogic upgrades, services packs, and old release from the old BEA site to Oracle's Technology …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Oct 2008
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WebLogic to open gates on Oracle rationalization

Oracle's post BEA Systems acquisition roadmap hits the ground running in the next two weeks with the delivery of version 10.3 of BEA's popular application server. WebLogic Server 10.3 has been released to manufacturing with customers expected to get final CDs in the next 14 days, senior vice president of Oracle server …
Gavin Clarke, 4 Aug 2008
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Oracle sharpens axe for BEA layoffs

Oracle is Friday expected to start laying off at least 500 staff, eliminating duplication across product engineering and management, following its $8.5bn acquisition of BEA Systems. Separate sources close to Oracle, who declined to be identified, said the company will send out notifications of layoffs tomorrow, and make a …
Gavin Clarke, 8 May 2008
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Oracle ignores BEA out of existence

JavaOne US vice president Dick Cheney's 2003 Christmas card was a curious thing. The message? "If a sparrow can fall to the ground without His notice, it is likely that an empire can rise without His help?" This prompted the question: did Cheney and other neocons now view the US as an empire? With the scalps of 40 companies since 2005 …
Gavin Clarke, 8 May 2008
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BEA tackles real time Java challenge

BEA Systems is adding go faster stripes to its Java application server, with two products designed for time-critical work environments. Latency of Java has always been a problem where high numbers of mission-critical transactions are involved. This is because Java stops to collect garbage from application transactions, unlike …
Gavin Clarke, 28 May 2007

BEA Q1 weakened by too much choice

BEA Systems is paying the price for playing hardball on service oriented srchitecture (SOA), announcing a "surprising" drop in first-quarter sales. Chief executive Alfred Chuang today told Wall Street that BEA's older WebLogic business had enjoyed a "good quarter" outside the Americas, where the new SOA-focused AquaLogic …
Gavin Clarke, 17 May 2007
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BEA issues profit warning

Middleware developer BEA Systems revealed a Q1 misfire today, warning investors it would miss its targets because of falling license sales. "This quarter we saw a difficult selling environment, particularly in the Americas, and several large deals slipped out of the quarter," said chairman Alfred Chuang. Total revenues of …
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BEA sales supremo exits as regions fizzle

One of the executives credited with helping stabilize BEA Systems is quitting as the company continues to iron out troubling kinks in its global sales operations. Tom Ashburn, president of worldwide field operations, is retiring, and BEA executives in charge of sales, services, and marketing will now report directly to chief …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Feb 2007

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