Doug Burns has written a great paper on parallel execution and posted it in his weblog.
New York-based research firm Vault, who conducts employee surveys designed to provide investors and job seekers insight in to a company’s business operations, has received mixed reviews from Oracle employees on the company’s future. One employee called the amount of money spent on the applications division “a waste of resources”, while another says the business applications “kill a great deal of productivity.” Vault’s .
Oracle has licensed the Xythos Drive from Xythos Software to improve integration between the Windows Desktop and Oracle Server products, specifically Oracle Files 10g and Oracle Portal.
Oracle and Zend Technologies have partnered to create Zend Core for Oracle, a supported free download offering tight integration between the Oracle Database and Zend’s PHP environment.
Months after its recent hostile takoever of PeopleSoft, Oracle claims it is ready to go after another large company should the opportunity arise. According to Oracle Chariman Jeffery Henley, Oracle would “prefer never to do a hostile one again, ” but it remains an option if the company felt a takeover was an important strategic move.
Oracle has completed its first phase of work finishing PeopleSoft projects that were underway before the companies merged. Oracle delivered version 8.9 of PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance Management Wednesday, which is one of the projects Oracle had promised as part of Project Fusion.
Scheduled for release in 2006, Oracle’s E-Business Suite-12.0 is one of the company’s most closely guarded secrets, but so far no one is is talking. Much is unknown about the product, but it is expected that E-Business Suite 12.0 will contain the key elements that will eventually be used in Project Fusion, due in 2008.
Lucas Jellema has compiled this paper with “quirky questions, tantalizing puzzles and cheeky challenges” on surprising features and functionality going back as far as Oracle 7.2.
Tony Jedlinski shares his impressions of the events at IOUG Live 2005. Events discussed include presentations by new Oracle CIO David Thompson and “walking Oracle encyclopedia” Tom Kyte, as well as a debate entitled “Oracle 10g – Do you really need a DBA anymore?
At the International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) Live 2005 database user event this week, its new CIO David Thompson highlighted improvements to the company’s database and technology software maintenance policies. He also discussed newly added features, such as live Web conferencing, to the company’s MetaLink online support offering.