Enterprise headlines, 2009-07-23

  • Oracle Strikes Again, Buys GoldenGate Software
    GoldenGate booked about $100 million in revenue over the last year, estimates research company 451 Group, which reported that a deal was in the works last month. The going rate for venture-backed companies this year has been between two and three times revenue, which if true in this case means Oracle shelled out something north of $200 million for GoldenGate.
  • Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g Release Notes
    Eclipse 3.5 Galileo Support Oracle Enterprise for Eclipse 11gR1 now supports both Eclipse 3.4 Ganymede SR1 and Eclipse 3.5 Galileo GA. Please see the installation instructions for more information on installing via zip file or Eclipse Update site.
  • OTN Developer Day
    A FREE developer workshop, coming to a city near you in 2009 Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Developer Days are free, hands-on workshops around the world designed to help you get up to speed quickly on new technologies, techniques, and features. See the schedule below for cities, dates, and topics.
  • Oracle Targets Real-Time Data Integration With GoldenGate Acquisition
    This acquisition will focus on two specific areas: (1) high availability to support data replication and migration efforts and (2) non-invasive real-time data integration capabilities.
  • NetSuite Offers Sage Partners Major Incentives To Begin Growing Their Business On The NetSuite Cloud
    NetSuite expects this program will find a warm reception in a Sage channel partner community wracked with fear, uncertainty and doubt about the future of on-premise applications and the ability of Sage to lead them to the new world of cloud computing. Demand for on-premise software is diminishing across the board; however Sage has yet to offer their channel partners a Software as a Service (SaaS) application which can be recommended to clients, forcing some partners to look elsewhere for SaaS solutions to complement their current business focus. Recent news of involuntary staff reductions at Sage and the abrupt bankruptcy of the company’s leading reseller, MIS Group, are cause for additional concern among Sage channel partners.
  • Microsoft Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
    Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $13.10 billion for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2009, a 17% decline from the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $3.99 billion, $3.05 billion and $0.34 per share, which represented declines of 30%, 29% and 26%, respectively, when compared with the prior year period.
  • Microsoft maintains weak optimism as revenue dives
    Overall, the company brought in $58.44 billion in revenue, a 3 percent drop from the previous year. Significantly, this is the first time the company has reported a dip in full-year revenue in its three-decade history. Its net income totaled $14.57, and 18 percent decline.
  • SaaS & Cloud Computing at OpenWorld 2009
    OpenWorld 2009 will have several opportunities for you to discuss SaaS & Cloud Computing
  • Informatica, Strong Through Tough Times, Looks Ahead
    Informatica Q2 revenues were $117.3 million, up 3% year over year, and license revenues for the second quarter were $48.7 million, relatively flat. That makes 19 quarters in a row – very impressive. Informatica added 65 customers in the quarter and now claims nearly 3800, with wins in multiple geographies. Informatica continues to be well regarded by analysts – Gartner, for example made it a Leader in the latest magic quadrant report.
  • Microsoft revenue misses, shares tumble
    The world’s largest software maker, whose operating systems power the vast majority of the world’s personal computers, offered little hope for a turnaround in technology until next year, despite recent optimism from rival International Business Machines Corp and chip maker Intel Corp.
  • SAP Claims ‘Security Breaches At Salesforce.com’
    Incredibly, SAP would still rather talk trash about software-as-a-service (SaaS) than bring its own innovative products to market.
  • Pentaho Analysis – OLAP How-To
    # Introduction # Starting an OLAP Session # Showing and Hiding Measures and Dimensions # Adjusting Rows and Columns # Filtering # Multi-Level Dimension Hierarchies # Miscellaneous Toolbar Options # Configuring Pentaho’s Collection of OLAP Cubes
  • Have Oracle & SAP Hit Tipping Point With 22% Fees?
    that translates to an operating margin of 90% for Oracle‘s “software license updates and product support business.”

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