Oracle has delivered new releases of its Java Development Tools and Framework - Oracle Application Development Framework, Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse to enable developers to rapidly and efficiently build multi-channel -- Web, Cloud and on-premise – applications.
It’s a case of two giants, in fact, rivals, joining up to quash the competition. Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. late on Monday announced an alliance to give the once-fierce rivals, an edge over smaller Web-based "cloud" computing companies. The deal will see the company bring support for Oracle products on its Hyper-V and Windows Azure cloud platforms.
Oracle announced that it has bought Nimbula, a private-cloud startup launched in 2010. Nimbula was founded by Chris Pinkham who was at Amazon Web Services earlier and Willem van Biljon. Both the companies released a joint statement but neither of them shared specific details on how the deal with go about.
In order to help clients to make optimum use of Oracle Database with Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, Oracle has introduced Oracle Snap Management Utility. This new product will help Oracle database users to simplify both storage management and internal development in enterprises. It will also help the customers to manage for all types of database workloads, including enterprise applications and big data analysis in efficient manner.
Oracle, a software giant has announced the release of Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Process. These two products are designed to automate business processes for companies of all sizes. They also help companies to implement the efficient business process so that they can reduce cost and increase profitability.
Oracle is now looking at telecom networks. The enterprise giant announced that it has acquired Acme Packet, a popular supplier of voice and data traffic gear on mobile networks, for an amount of $1.7billion. The acquisition will allow Oracle to tap into the enterprise and telecom convergence fields as well as cloud offerings.
Last week has been a hard one for Java. US Department of Homeland Security issued warnings to users that they should consider disabling or even completely uninstalling Java software on computers. The warnings came after security experts informed the department about how millions of users, both business and consumers, were left wide open to a serious vulnerability discovered in Java software. The vulnerability allowed hackers to push ransonware to affected users.
Oracle revises its big data platform with improved hardware, software, hadoop connectors and a revised Oracle NoSQL Database. The big data platform revision aims at increased performance, flexible Application Development and Tighter Integration with Oracle Database and Hadoop.
Oracle has been on a roll through the year acquiring SaaS based solutions and has announced yet another acquisition in DataRaker, a provider of a cloud-based analytics platform that enables electric, gas and water utilities to leverage vast amounts of data to optimize operational efficiency and improve the customer experience.
Oracle adds yet another acquisition to its long list this year and this time its Instantis, a leading provider of cloud-based and on-premise project portfolio management (PPM) solutions. Instantis enables IT departments, product development teams, and business process leaders to manage multiple corporate initiatives, and improve strategic alignment, execution, and financial performance. The products comes in both On-Premise and Cloud hosted installation model.