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Oracle announced that it would provide the same enterprise class support for Linux as it provides for its database, middleware and applications products. Oracle starts with Red Hat Linux, removes Red Hat trademarks, and then adds Linux bug fixes. Currently, Red Hat only provides bug fixes for the latest version of its software. This often requires customers to upgrade to a new version of Linux software to get a bug fixed. Oracle's new Unbreakable Linux program will provide bug fixes to future, current, and back releases of Linux. In other words, Oracle will provide the same level of enterprise support for Linux as is available for other operating systems. Oracle is offering its Unbreakable Linux program for substantially less than Red Hat currently charges for its best support. "We believe that better support and lower support prices will speed the adoption of Linux,... (more)

Ellison Wants Oracle to Double in Size; Wants 2X Revenue

So who's in favor of seeing Oracle Corp. double in size over the next few years? Company CEO Larry Ellison for one, who made a statement to the same during a speech at the company's OpenWorld event at San Francisco's Moscone Center. "The key thing will be to preserve our 40-percent-plus operating margins," Ellison said in announcing his intention to have the company reach nearly $30 billion in revenues. Ellison said that Oracle must continue to increase sales--a  factor which will depend largely on the state of the U.S. and global economy-and more ominously, continue to acquire c... (more)

Oracle's Rick Schultz Talks to SYS-CON.TV at JavaOne

Oracle's roadmap for its Fusion Middleware These products include the family of products in Oracle Application Server 10g - Application Development Tools and J2EE Application Server; Web Services infrastructure; Enterprise Service Buses and Integration; Business Process Management and Activity Monitoring; Business Intelligence Tools; Security and Identity management; Enterprise Portals and Mobile - as well as Data Hubs and Oracle Collaboration Suite. The products are available today and are currently being used by thousands of customers and partners throughout the world. As part ... (more)

Oracle and Sun Reaffirm Their Relationship

Partners for more than 20 years, Sun and Oracle renewed their relationship during a press conference hosted by Sun CEO Scott McNealy and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison at Oracle's headquarters and stated that they will continue to work closely for at least the next 10 years. The companies have established themselves as a force in the enterprise, making Sun the #1 marketshare leader with Oracle globally and the #1 marketshare platform for Oracle Database and Applications. Over the last several months, the two companies have re-established closer ties on a number of fronts from Oracle's ... (more)

Oracle Launches First Hot-Pluggable SOA Suite

"Feedback from industry analysts, customers and partners tells us our Oracle Fusion Middleware products make building SOAs simple and successful," said Oracle's Executive Vice President, Server Technologies, Charles Rozwat (pictured), as Oracle announced the availability of the Oracle SOA Suite, for building, deploying and managing Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs). The suite's hot-pluggable capabilities, Rozwat said, enable customers to take advantage of the many benefits SOAs provide, while leveraging their current middleware technologies. "Given that Oracle already offers a ... (more)