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?
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.
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.
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.
Several Oracle vulnerabilities have made the SANS Top Twenty List, updated for the first quarter of 2005. The Database section of this “living” document outlines the current Oracle issues to watch for and contains links to patches or further information.
The talks are no longer active, but sources say that Oracle was recently meeting with Siebel Systems about a possible buyout. Neither Siebel nor Oracle representatives could be reached for comment regarding the discussions between the two companies.
Oracle announced another world record today, this time for SAP Sales and Distribution Standard Application Benchmark result, outperforming IBM DB2′s best result.
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)
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.
The new version of DB2 was tweaked to run R/3 applications in large enterprises as well as mySAP All-in-One for midsize companies and SAP Business One for small-business customers.