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Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
Many enterprises are pursuing cloud computing to reduce costs and speed time to value, all with lower risk and improved service levels. We've seen many customers succeed by organizing their transformation into distinct, manageable phases: a Journey to the Enterprise Cloud. Service De...
A brand new Red Hat spin-off wants to support servers whether they’re physical or virtual, on-premise or in the cloud. It’s called AnsibleWorks and the open source automation software it’s promoting is called Ansible. The Ansible open source project was run up last year by one of t...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Wednesday gave the world another lesson in how to spend like a billionaire. He announced that he’s bought Island Air, the airline that makes hops between the Hawaiian Islands, to go with his purchase last year of almost all of Lanai, the resort island off Maui,...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has evidently called in a few markers and persuaded some of his friends to stand up with him in his legal battle over Java against Google and its Android operating system. On Tuesday, the last day to file amicus briefs supporting Oracle’s appeal of the distri...
Yes … if you have a co-located cross-functional team … and … there is no pressure or compulsion to shift part of the work offshore. Yes … if you do not feel any necessity or face any difficulty in scaling the team. In all other cases offshore-agile may not be such a bad idea. If you...
The Java Designer’s general principle to architecting high scale or low scale application is choosing between EJB Centric Design (with EJB) or Web Centric Design (without EJB). OCE EJB Certification covers all design/developer knowledge required to implement Enterprise Java Bean Compo...
EPractize Labs offers mock exam simulator with study guide for OCEJWCD 6 (SCWCD 6) certification and it was released during OCE Web Component Certification beta stage itself. The software kit, OCEJWCD 6 Certification Training Lab Kit contains 706 practice questions with brief expla...
RDBMSs are stable and mature products. While there is nothing radically new on horizon that would challenge Codd's relational theory and related advances in data processing there are some developments that force established vendors like Oracle to come up with new features and products....
Monday April 16 is the start of what the judge has called the “World Series of IP cases,” an eight-week trial in which Oracle will seek to prove that APIs are copyrightable and that Google infringed 37 Java APIs when it spun up Android. The trick for Oracle, the judge said, will be...
Oracle and Google have been ordered back into settlement talks. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal, who tried to mediate a settlement last year over Oracle’s Java infringement beef with Google and Android, told the companies they have to sit down again before April 9, a week before the tri...
CCC Information Services Inc. has selected an Oracle Fusion Middleware-based solution to help the company realize greater efficiency in its development environment and to deliver improved performance to its installed customer base of approximately 21,000 collision repair facilities, 35...
Oracle, which suffered a dodgy Q2, called that rare earnings miss and soft software showing an “aberration” when it reported its Q3 numbers Tuesday. The company came in with stronger-than-expected income, up 18% to $2.5 billion, or 49 cents a share – 62 cents in Wall Street’s languag...
BEA co-founder Alfred Chuang, who was running the joint when Oracle swooped in and bought it three years ago for $8.5 billion, has raised a $12.6 million A round led by Andreessen Horowitz for a new start-up called Magnet Systems. Magnet’s got a cloud-ified development platform calle...
Oracle Wednesday put out GlassFish Server 3.1, delivering on the roadmap laid out at last year’s JavaOne and adding new high-availability features in the areas of load balancing, failover, state management and centralized administration. There’s supposed to be a 34% improvement in high...
Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-...
Considering a switch from WebLogic to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform? The Red Hat Migration Planning Guide details key considerations for planning a move from WebLogic to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform as well as common implementation and training standards and best pract...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and ...
Cloud companies cast a nasty pall over Wall Street Wednesday when they all seemed to drop simultaneously. Reuters said the retreat started when Equinix, the big hosting company, said it had to cut prices to keep long-term customers after it acquired Switch & Data earlier this year...
Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, running Oracle Linux on a HP ProLiant DL980 G7 server, together with Oracle Database 11g, achieved a world record single-node result with the SPECjAppServer2004 industry standard benchmark(1). This achievement adds ...
What are the chances that Chuck Phillips, the president of Oracle, the ex-Morgan Stanley guy involved in the company’s many acquisitions, doesn’t know whether Oracle will “probably double what we’ve spent on acquisitions in the last five years,” which is what he reportedly told a Fortu...
Continuing its investment in MySQL, Oracle has announced the immediate availability of the latest release of MySQL Enterprise, a comprehensive offering of production support, monitoring tools, and MySQL database software. A key component of this release is MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.2...
Once the news got out that it had welched on its 2005 patent pledge to the open source community and had threatened TurboHercules (TH) with patent infringement, IBM had to come up with some cover story or another to contain the fallout. So it switched places with many of its observers ...
Demonstrating its commitment to the developer and open source communities, Oracle has announced the latest release of Oracle® Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse is a free set of certified plug-ins that enable de...
You know the top one or two causes of bottlenecks for your applications, but do you know the next six or seven issues that have the potential to cause problems? Mastering application performance requires the right kind of IT strategy, combined with the right tools, that can shed light ...
As data center administrators and managers, you are entrusted with critical services that have a direct business impact. The threat of business service downtime due to enterprise application memory leaks is a constant IT concern. Often such problems only begin to show after long produc...
Not all of Oracle’s attentions this week were focused on Sun. Its lawyers Monday were busy suing Oracle-targeting discount maintenance house Rimini Street and its CEO Seth Ravin for a gaggle of reasons like copyright infringement, breach of contract, fraud, economic interference, unfai...
Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, announced it will host a webinar titled, “Cloud Computing: A Positive Disruption for IT Security,” on Thursday, January 7 at 1:00 p.m. PST/4:00 p.m. EST. Philippe Courtot, chairman and...
Delegates will leave Virtualization Expo with a full understanding of the interaction between virtual servers and the rest of the data center infrastructure. Indeed our overall aim is to ensure that all attendees leave the Jacob Javits Convention Center with abundant resources, ideas a...
As part of its overall strategy to help customers and partners build public and private clouds that are open and interoperable, Sun Microsystems on Thursdsay unveiled innovative open source cloud security capabilities and announced support for the latest Security Guidance from the Clou...
Continuous Integration topic launched today on Ulitzer. Continuous integration describes a set of software engineering practices that speed up the delivery of software by decreasing integration times. Ulitzer is a "new media" social journalism platform that revolutionizes how we create...
With complete Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3 support, the NetBeans IDE 6.8 makes language and platform improvements easily available to developers and helps accelerate application development. The NetBeans IDE 6.8 enables developers to take advantage of the latest Java EE 6 language featur...
Sun Microsystems and the GlassFish community announced the immediate availability of Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3, the latest release of Sun's commercial Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application server and its open source counterpart, GlassFish v3. Sun GlassFish Ent...
TM Forum announced the formation of an ecosystem of major industry players in the emerging cloud services sector. The centerpiece of this effort is the creation of the Enterprise Cloud Buyers Council (ECBC) whose goal is to understand the needs of the largest global cloud buyers and en...
By 2014, citizen developers will build at least 25 percent of new business applications, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner said that this advance should both enable end users and free up IT resources. However, analysts warned that IT organizations that fail to capitalize on the oppor...
Today, Oracle announced that Oracle® WebLogic Server, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database 11g running on an HP ProLiant DL785 G6 server, achieved a world record single-node result with the SPECjAppServer2004 industry standard benchmark(1).
San Jose, Calif. –Sept. 28, 2009 – Seasoned trial attorney and litigator Robert M. Vantress announced today the formation of Vantress Law Group, a new San Jose boutique firm that is focused on complex litigation matters including intellectual property, computer and Internet, employment...
I happy to announce my appointment by SYS-CON to be the Technical Chair of the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo. This event is a 1-day deep dive into how cloud computing is changing the way that Federal agencies leverage, procure and utiliz...
Intel’s appeal to the Court of First Instance of the European Commission’s monopoly abuse decision against it claims that the EC didn’t prove that it hammered AMD into the ground with its discounts. According to a summary of the otherwise sealed appeal published over the weekend in the...
Demonstrating its commitment to help financial services institutions grow profitably and optimize risk-adjusted performance, Oracle today announced a comprehensive and integrated suite of financial services analytical applications for enterprise performance management (EPM). Now more t...