Posts Categorized: Pythian

Red Hat Linux, Oracle Apps Travel in Style

In an effort to save money in a struggling economy MTL Vacations decided to switch from proprietary UNIX servers to IBM servers running Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The result was a potential savings of $1 million over 5 years, in addition to increased reliability.

SAP Steps up Oracle Defector Programme

SAP has increased incentives for North American customers to switch over from PeopleSoft or J.D. Edwards. As part of the Safe Passage program, customers will receive a 75 percent trade-in credit for any existing software replaced by SAP. During the migration phase, customers can also receive support for both the SAP product and the software it is replacing for an additional fee.

Larry’s war: Oracle vs. SAP

With Oracle merging left, right and center, questions have arisen as to whether CEO Larry Ellison is actually practicing what he preaches. SAP Exec Shai Agassi does not seem to think so.

Oracle’s buyout spree goes on, and on

Oracle has announced its intentions to purchase Oblix, a small security software specialist, that is considered a key player in the relatively new field of identity management solutions. Many are considering this move by Oracle as an attempt to push ahead of SAP in enterprise applications.

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