Posts Categorized: Pythian
A further installment in the ongoing Retek bidding war between Oracle and SAP. SAP counters Oracle’s last bid with a 22% increase to $11 per share but includes a $25 million termination fee if Retek walks away from the deal.
A look at White Box Enterprise Linux
A look at factors to consider when contemplating a database server consolidation, with ways to reduce Oracle licensing costs depending on your business needs.
Jonathan Gennick shares his experience from The Hotsos Symposium, the most hardcore annual Oracle technology conference, period.
This article takes further look at Oracle’s attempt to outbid SAP for retail software specialist Retek and the growing animosity between the two companies. Link to article.
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.