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"Our participation in the Oracle PartnerNetwork will allow us to strengthen our relationship with Oracle and ensure the best possible support for Oracle users who deploy our new Sugar Enterprise platform," said SugarCRM's CEO John Roberts (pictured talking to SYS-CON.TV earlier this year) , as he announced today that SugarCRM has joined the Oracle PartnerNetwork to support Oracle Database users that adopt Sugar Enterprise Edition, the latest product in the company's suite of open source customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. Sugar Enterprise Edition is the first SugarCRM solution available for Oracle9i Database and Oracle Database 10g environments, Roberts said, giving Oracle users the option to adopt open source CRM software that eliminates the high cost and limited back-end integration capabilities of proprietary CRM systems.  "This demonstrates our co... (more)

Ellison Triumph: Oracle Can Proceed with PeopleSoft Takeover Bid, Court Decides

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 Departmen... (more)

Ellison On Oracle-PeopleSoft Layoffs: "We're Sorry"

Ellison: PeopleSoft Products Safe Until 2013 Report From the Oracle/PeopleSoft Frontline: Alienating PeopleSoft Blood To Drip from Oracle's Axe "Pink Slip Friday" At PeopleSoft Oracle-PeopleSoft: Stress in Silicon Valley Oracle To Clinch PeopleSoft Acquisition Hard on the heels of the announcement by the current market leader in the world of business software, the German giant SAP, that it will be buying TomorrowNow Inc., a supplier of software maintenance and support services for PeopleSoft apps - Oracle-PeopleSoft's CEO Larry Ellison has been speaking to the CNBC TV channel abo... (more)

Oracle Bags Open Source Sleepycat; Is JBoss Next?

Oracle's Sleepycat acquisition adds an embedded database to Oracle's product line, and in a surprising comment from one of its VPs, the company said the acquisition will help the company learn more about the open-source business model. The implication here is that Oracle either has no clue about how to make money with free software, or that no one has a clue how, and that Oracle is actually moving toward knocking off some of its potential open-source competitors to allow it to continue business on a decidedly unfree model. For now, nothing but good will has been expressed by the tw... (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)