Guest Post Why consolidation will dominate a rapidly maturing mobile market over the next couple of years.
“Big guns” from these tech companies have been dispatched for an urgent ‘fix it’ operation.
Guest Post While most of us thought the “social enterprise” was played out, there’s a good reason to think this movement is just getting off the ground.
When it comes to cloud services, Oracle is majorly behind companies like Amazon, Google, and Salesforce – so rather than build most competing technologies in-house, the company has scooped up a bevy of cloud companies over the last two years.
Entrepreneur Chris Baggott’s key business appears to be creating acquisition targets for big players. He cofounded e-mail and interactive marketing house ExactTarget, which Salesforce picked up for a tasty $2.5 billion in June. And today, Oracle announced it is buying content marketing provider Compendium for an undisclosed sum.
Myriad industries stand to benefit from in-memory computing, from oil companies that monitor pipelines and track real-time pricing information to logistics organizations that analyze real-time traffic and weather conditions to calculate optimal delivery routes. GridGain hopes to sell its services to all of them.
Editor’s Pick MongoDB has now raised more money for its Nosql technology than the two leading vendors of Hadoop combined. Here’s how:
Editor’s Pick Oracle announced at OpenWorld today that is has added 10 cloud services, directly taking on competitors. Ellison, meanwhile, was watching the America’s Cup.
Freescale hopes to create a secure home gateway to deal with the flood of data from internet of things devices.
You’re a technology salesperson. You want to sell to enterprise. How do you find everyone who uses McAfee, Kaspersky, or Sophos antivirus products, or locate companies who use Oracle on Intel Itanium chips?
“Larry Ellison has done a lot of hand-waving about the cloud,” CEO Dave Kellogg told me this morning. “But I haven’t seen any traction for Oracle moving any existing products into the cloud. They’re trying, but their customers are getting there faster than Oracle is.”
In a clear sign that the company is no longer a growth stock that investors buy for capital gains, Oracle increased its dividend 100 percent to $0.12 per common share, which will be paid in August.
Apple’s in the top 10 for the first time ever, Facebook hits the list, and Dell sells more than Google as Fortune Magazine released its Fortune 500 companies today, ranking the top 500 companies by global income.
FoundationDB’s team of ambitious founders are launching a new database that borrows from existing NoSQL and SQL databases, bringing developers “the best of both worlds.”
Oracle v. Google re: Java found a way to get interesting again. A couple of months after Oracle’s billion-dollar fishing expedition went bust when Google’s Android was found not to infringe on Java patents, the judge has asked both parties which bloggers they paid.
This one goes in the I’m-not-sure-what-to think category. Oracle, the company that just failed in its attempt to sue Google for violating dubious-sounding patents relating to Java technologies acquired in the Sun takeover, is now suing Lodsys, which has somewhat successfully sued app developers and website owners for violating its own dubious-sounding patents.