Oracle Announces Oracle Data Cloud

Oracle Data Cloud is designed to help business users drive smarter, more informed decisions across the enterprise; Oracle has announced Oracle Data Cloud and two new DaaS offerings, Oracle DaaS for Marketing and Oracle DaaS for Social. Oracle Data Cloud is a DaaS platform that includes Oracle's leading data products and the newly acquired BlueKai […]

Oracle Transition to Cloud Could Take Three Years

As noted, Oracle’s CEO mentioned that the transition to cloud software by the vendor won’t happen overnight. As the market leader, the database company must transition it’s application systems in which big companies and other enterprises pay upfront for one-year or longer licenses to use the proprietary software designed by Oracle, which customers maintain in […]

Oracle VM 3.3 Gives Spark Users Same Features as X86

The latest release of Oracle's software for managing virtual machines offers the same set of features to Sparc users as those who manage virtual machines on x86 servers. "With Oracle VM 3.3, a big part of the improvement is on the Sparc side," said Wim Coekaerts, Oracle senior vice president for Linux and virtualization engineering. […]

Microsoft, Salesforce Said to Discuss Cloud Partnership

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Inc. (CRM) are close to an agreement that will enable customers of Microsoft’s cloud computing service to use Salesforce’s customer management programs signaling a thaw between two longtime rivals. The partnership will make Salesforce’s program available on Microsoft’s Azure service, said the people, who asked not to be identified because […]