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Related Links: Oracle Wins Oracle's Numbers Explain Why It Wants PeopleSoft P'Soft to Oracle: What Is It about 'NO!' You Don't Understand? Oracle Eyes Other Acquisitions - Including BEA? Ellison: Acquisition Strategy "Only Way to Survive" "This decision puts the onus squarely on the board of PeopleSoft to meet with us," said Oracle chairman Jeff Henley triumphantly. He made this statement in response to the release of a 164-page decision by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, in which Walker gave his verdict on the antitrust lawsuit filed seven months ago by the US Justice Department and 10 states seeking to block Oracle's would-be "hostile takeover" of rival PeopleSoft. There aren't sufficient grounds to block it, Walker has decided. It will now be incumbent on the PeopleSoft board to meet with Oracle and discuss the acceptance by its shareholders of Oracle's offer, Hen... (more)

Oracle Announces General Availability of Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite

Oracle has announced availability of the Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Suite. The Suite is a component of Oracle Identity Management and helps simplify and improve security by providing single sign-on, access control and password management for virtually any application including Oracle's Web and non Web-based software such as Oracle Database, Oracle Forms, Oracle Discoverer, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise and Oracle's Siebel applications, as well as non-Oracle applications. Financial services, healthcare, government, telecommunications and organizatio... (more)

How to Use Google Web Toolkit with Oracle Sleepycat

This AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West session is based on Erick Audet's real-life experience using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) with a persistence layer handled by Sleepycat from Oracle. He will demonstrate how fast the response time can be when no middle tier persistence layer such as Hibernate is used and no SQL is needed. He will also show how easy the source code can be maintained when such a architecture is used. In comparison with Struts, this architecture does not use any configuration files and is platform independent and runs on any Java EE application server. Mixin... (more)

ORACLE BEA: "I Do Not See IBM Going After BEA," Says Marc Fleury

(October 24, 2007)- Former JBoss maestro Marc Fleury has been considering the contenders in any race to counter-bid for BEA in the face of Oracle's $6.6BN bid. His conclusion: Most of the big players would be better off buying Red Hat. "Red Hat is a better, and potentially cheaper, option for many of the other players," he writes. Fluery's blogged remarks emerged in the context of a discussion about the consolidation of the software vendor market. "I do not see IBM going after BEA," Fleury opined. His reasoning? "A bidding war against Oracle is a money losing proposition although m... (more)

Oracle Upgrades Grid Computing Database

Oracle has announced the general availability of Oracle Database 10g Release 2, with improvements in performance, availability, manageability and security over the initial release. "Oracle sets the bar for relational databases while our competitors struggle to deliver basic functionality in a timely manner," said Andy Mendelsohn, senior vice president of Database Server Technologies, Oracle. "Oracle Database 10g Release 2 builds upon the grid capabilities delivered in Release 1, while introducing significant new security capabilities. It is a comprehensive and integrated product ... (more)