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Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! EMC's Proven Solutions are designed to help Oracle customers gain more efficiencies and cost savings from their IT investments, according to information released by the companies. "New Proven Solutions utilize EMC fully automated storage tiering (FAST) software to increase IT efficiency for Oracle database environments by reining in infrastructure sprawl, and leverage EMC's industry-leading storage virtualization, data deduplication, and archiving technologies to dramatically improve hardware utilization, conduct more cost-efficient backup and recovery, and reduce long term storage growth in production environments," the companies said in an official statement. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Oracle executives arriving to Cloud Expo at Javits Center, the fifth internati... (more)

Oracle JDeveloper 10g Enhances Productivity

Oracle JDeveloper 10g, the newest release of Oracle's Java and Web services development environment, is now available. This version features Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF), an innovative "productivity layer" that simplifies application development, enabling developers of all skill levels to create J2EE applications and Web services. Oracle JDeveloper 10g helps developers use the latest SOA development methodologies to quickly and easily assemble more efficient applications from a set of shared business services. Now, developers can create more flexible application... (more)

"Oracle Fusion Middleware" Is Born: New Oracle/JDE/PeopleSoft Umbrella Brand

"The new architecture and the results companies will achieve will be truly revolutionary, but the path to the new successor product line will be evolutionary," said Oracle Senior Vice President of Applications Development John Wookey back in January, when he detailed plans for "Project Fusion" - a next generation information-oriented architecture and application set supporting the best features, flows and usability traits of Oracle, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards products. This week sees the fulfillment of that vison, with the announcement of "Oracle Fusion Middleware," the rebranding... (more)

Oracle Has New .NET Tools

Touting a 20-year commitment to Microsoft platforms, Oracle joined the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program in May, and has now announced Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio .NET, a free plug-in that enables developers to use Microsoft Visual Studio .NET to develop and deploy Oracle Database 10g applications on Microsoft Windows. This plug-in integrates Oracle Database 10g and Visual Studio .NET and reinforces Oracle's commitment to meet the needs of the Windows development community. "Oracle's participation in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner ... (more)

Oracle Will Announce JBoss Acquisition Monday

According to our sources, Oracle may officially announce its JBoss acquisition as early as on Monday, February 13, before the markets open. Larry Ellison and Marc Fleury are also expected to make a brief appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box with Joe Kernen, during the 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM time slot after Oracle's 6 AM press release crosses the wires, according to our sources. JDJ News Desk first broke the rumors about Oracle's impending JBoss acquisition on Thursday, January 26, 2006. On Friday, January 27, 2006, 11:30 AM we received this official response from JBoss: "JBoss' policy is ... (more)