Posts by Paul Vallee
Database Trends & Applications 5-Minute Briefing lists preliminary 2004 database market results from market research firm IDC. Interestingly, the worldwide market for RDBMS (relational database management systems) shows 11.6% growth in 2004.
Oracle has made Retek Inc. an offer of $9 a share ($525 Million) in an effort to prevent rival SAP from purchasing the software firm.
A great article and follow-up discussion on using a scientific approach to performance troubleshooting—versus using rules of thumb.
Martin Veitch writes about licensing cost dynamics and how hardware advances faster than licensing schemes.
A recent study by Mainstay Partners highlights significant performance and savings benefits for Oracle customers who have adopted 10g. Link to article.
Oracle ensures a number of products meet the highest level of security for commercial software, allowing customers to securely use its products in conjunction with open source technology from Linux. Link to article.
Oracle’s Larry Ellison discusses the PeopleSoft takeover with key customers, outlining Oracle’s plan for technical support, improvements through 2013, and new product Project Fusion. Link to article.
Key Oracle products have been certified on the newly released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 operating system. This will give customers better support for large servers and greater numbers of CPUs, Link to article.
If you downloaded the Critical Patch Update January 2005 for Oracle Database 10.1.0.2 for Windows 32-bit (Patch 4104364) on or before February 09, 2005, you’ll need to do it again.
Sun Mictrosystems Inc. to unveil new grid group products. Link to article.