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Oracle Promises to Support You

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.

Top CEO: Larry Ellison

The San Francisco Chronicle has chosen Oracle’s Larry Ellison as CEO of the year. Other Bay Area CEOs fared much better in the numbers game, but the Chronicle chose Ellison because of his ability to create a long-term strategy for his company to prevail in a competitive market—and pursue it with determination.

The Oracle Applications Users Group and Quest form Fusion Council

The Oracle apps usuers group (OAUG) has joined with Quest International Users Group, an association for PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards users, to create a Fusion Council. The Council will act as bridge between Oracle and users of Oracle’s Fusion software, offering a forum and educational tool for learning more about the middleware.

Oracle, SAP Wage Bare-Knuckle Fight for Dominance

Although Oracle is currently running a distant second to SAP in market share, the company seems committed to unseating its rival. SAP currently holds 45% of the global market for HR, accounting, and basic business software, while Oracle stands at 19%, but Oracle remains undeterred.

A Call To Arms

The arrival of radically restructured database architectures is now finally at hand. Data and procedures are finally being joined, but traditional relational databases were never designed for the commingling of data and algorithms. Databases are transforming and the inside the database/outside the database dichotomy has become a thing of the past.

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)

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