Posts Categorized: Pythian

Oracle Tops Third Straight Benchmark

Oracle has announced that Oracle Application Server 10g closed out the SPECjAppServer2002 industry standard benchmark as the overall performance world record leader for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)

Oracle Sets TPC-C World Record for 32-Processor System

Oracle announced today that they have set a world record TPC-C benchmark result for a 32-processor system at 1,601,784 million tpmC (transactions per minute). This places Oracle in the Top Ten TPC-C by Performance Category and signifies the best 32-processor system performance result.

SAP Seals Microsoft Deal to Fight Oracle

SAP and Microsoft announce an alliance to co-develop products. A new product set, codenamed Mendocino, was designed extend SAP’s business processes into Microsoft Office applications. In addition to the Microsoft deal SAP also announced a global alliance with Siemens and the integration of Macromedia developer technology into SAP.

Why do people hate Oracle?

Philip Howard of Bloor Research examines why Oracle seems to be a universal target for its competitors. He suggests a number of possibilities from security and lock-in to ownership costs, but concludes that is may be as simple as the size of its 10g database and user desire for a “free environment”.

SAP Stresses It’s Not in Talks with Oracle

In response to the news that SAP CEO Henning Kagermann would listen if approached by Oracle about a merger, SAP has issued the following statement: “SAP is not in merger talks with Oracle, and there is absolutely no substance to this situation other than media speculation.”

Oracle Patches Database Vulnerabilities

Oracle released its latest patch update, a practice they are now undertaking quarterly. This update deals with vulnerabilities in 16 products and applications, and includes the very first patches for PeopleSoft applications since Oracle purchased the company in January 2005.

The $60 Billion Software Battle

While Oracle and SAP continue to do battle, their strategies seem to be merging. Both companies are trying to integrate software developed by other firms that complements their existing products with the hopes of locking up the highly specialized industries, and small to medium-sized businesses, that are slipping through the cracks.

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