Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-10-13

  • Oracle, Sun Claim Fastest Database
    The f5100 flash array can perform 1.6 million read and 1.2 million write I/O operations per second, and is designed to accelerate Oracle and MySQL database workloads, according to Sun. With it, the Oracle/Sun Exabyte machine achieved 7.7 million TPC-C transactions a minute.
  • HP, EMC cozy up to Oracle
    It’s Oracle OpenWorld, and everybody wants to be Larry Ellison’s frienemy. That’s only fitting considering that Oracle’s chief executive officer and co-founder is certainly the IT industry’s poster boy for frienemism. Hewlett-Packard and EMC have professed their loyalty to various Oracle products at the event, as many others will do in front of the 35,000 attendees to the show this week.
  • SAP and LinkedIn Team Up to Connect Community Members
    Business professionals and technical experts who are members of the online networking sites can now benefit by prominently highlighting sought-after SAP skills and experience in their profiles and by interacting with clients looking to meet the ongoing demand for SAP professionals. The SAP® Community Bio application on LinkedIn is the first of many offerings to come from the relationship announced in October 2008, when SAP Ventures, a division of SAP AG, invested in LinkedIn Corporation. The announcement was made at SAP® TechEd 2009, the company’s largest ecosystem education event, being held October 13-16 in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • YouTube – Hasan Rizvi Discusses Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Innovations #OFMW11g #OOW09
    New features and general approach for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g reiterated after the keynote.
  • Oracle Announces Latest Release of Oracle® VM Server Virtualization Software
    Oracle VM 2.2 features the latest Xen-based, industry-standard hypervisor, Xen 3.4, and provides substantial performance enhancements for customers running Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series based on Intel® microarchitecture, codenamed Nehalem, as well as Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processors. Oracle VM 2.2 features new CPU power management, memory management, and direct disk I/O capabilities. Additionally, this release delivers on the initial integration of Oracle VM and Virtual Iron technology, including the ability for customers to easily migrate Virtual Iron virtual machines to Oracle VM images. Oracle VM supports both Oracle and non-Oracle applications and offers customers scalable, low-cost server virtualization backed by Oracle’s world-class support.
  • Venture Capital Firms Allowed to Live
    As a rule, VCs carry no debt, don’t use derivatives and don’t trade in the public markets. Since they had nothing to do with the credit meltdown, it remains a mystery why Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urged Congress to force them to register with the SEC as investment advisers, subject to staggering compliance burdens. Mr. Frank’s planned stay of regulatory execution will have a positive economic impact disproportionate to the small size of the VC industry. Venture-backed companies are responsible for supporting firms that now generate more than 20% of U.S. GDP and are needed more than ever to ignite a rebound in private-sector jobs.
  • Oracle to offer CRM within Outlook, REST API this year #oow09
    “You need never go to the Siebel UI. You can manage forecasts, opportunities, all of the CRM data that persists in MS Outlook or Lotus Notes,” Lye said. “And, over the course of the coming months, we’ll be shipping plug ins to popular [integrated development environments] to bring it to prior versions of Siebel.” Part of Oracle’s integration efforts focus on a Representational State Transfer Application Programming Interface (REST API), which will allow developers to integrate Siebel with multiple channels. That was made available to some customers yesterday and will be part of the next release of Siebel, the third release since it was acquired by Oracle.
  • Ellison Frenemy Benioff Takes The Stage At Oracle OpenWorld
    The Service Cloud, which is Salesforce’s fastest growing product line, is hoping to revolutionize call center technologies, says Benioff. Salesforce recently launched a new version of the Service Cloud, adding in-depth integration with Twitter, Facebook, and Google. Dell was actually a pilot partner using the Service Cloud.
  • The Perplexities (and Fun) of Oracle OpenWorld #OOW09
    The slide said that the people at Sun * kicked butt; * had fun; * didn’t cheat; * loved [its] customers; and * made money.
  • Ellison To Outline Oracle’s SaaS, Fusion Applications Plans #OOW09
    Asked several questions about the Fusion applications and Oracle’s SaaS plans, Kurian repeatedly declined to comment other than to refer to Ellison’s Wednesday keynote. “In that he’s going to address some of these issues and where we see SaaS and our product offerings for SaaS moving as well,” he said.
  • Salesforce chief trades barbs for Larry love
    “Thank you Oracle Corp. for allowing us to be here and have a booth at the show,” Benioff opened. “We’ve always had a fantastic relationship with Oracle as key supplier and partner. Larry was our first investor and first board member and I worked at Oracle for 13 years.” “Thanks to everyone at Oracle for being so magnanimous and letting us be here today,” Benioff said.
  • Oracle Development Head Showcases the Company’s Complete, Open and Integrated Software Portfolio
    Presentation highlights included the following Six Key Areas of Integration: User Experience – Customers need a unified, modern multi-channel user experience to address fragmented customer facing and marketing systems, fragmented order capture and transaction systems, and outdated e-commerce and collaboration infrastructures. (Products highlighted in today’s demo include: Oracle’s Siebel CRM, Oracle® Application Development Framework (ADF), Oracle WebCenter Suite, Oracle Enterprise Content Management, Oracle Spatial.) Business Process Management – Customers need packaged and adaptable business processes to tightly integrate order capture and supply chain, correlate inventory and demand patterns, and create the ability to respond to fluctuations in business. (Products highlighted in today’s demo include: Oracle’s Siebel CRM, Oracle Application Integration Architecture, Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle E-Business Suite.) Business Intelligence – Customers want packaged Bu
  • NetWeaver update #SAPTechEd09
    From a platform standpoint, they’re trying to do some major renovations to build the best possible platform for SAP to run on. In orchestration, there are new things in master data management as well as business process and the models within them; when I reviewed the NetWeaver BPM platform, I talked about the strong process instance data models that they include, which is critical for appropriate monitoring and management of processes. She also mentioned Galaxy, the combination of Google Wave and some SAP process discovery/modeling to allow for collaborative process modeling by what one person at the table called “mere mortals”.
  • California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to Speak at Oracle OpenWorld; Joins Oracle CEO Larry Ellison to Discuss Technology Innovation
    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will join Oracle CEO Larry Ellison on Wednesday, October 14 at Oracle OpenWorld, held at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Governor Schwarzenegger will discuss how technology is a key driver of California’s economy, and inherent to the state’s innovative spirit. Mr. Ellison will outline how the proposed Oracle Sun combination will benefit California by: Ensuring California’s role in global technology innovation, Fueling the economy with jobs and a robust supporting partner and customer ecosystem, and Demonstrating the combined companies leadership in environmental responsibility.

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