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Pentagon surrenders and divides cloud project among four big tech outfits
Published in Cloud


Saves on court cases later 

The Pentagon is divvying up $9 billion in cloud contracts between Google, Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon, presumably to avoid one of the megatech companies getting offended and suing.

Oracle releases VirtualBox 7.0
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 October 2022 11:22

Oracle releases VirtualBox 7.0


Sun never sets

Oracle has released VirtualBox 7.0 - the latest version of the FOSS hypervisor that Oracle acquired along with Sun Microsystems in 2009.

Oracle pays to make bribery charges go away
Published in News
Wednesday, 28 September 2022 10:51

Oracle pays to make bribery charges go away


Only in America you can pay to make bribery charges go away 

Oracle has paid $23 million to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to settle corruption charges that subsidiaries in Turkey, United Arab Emirates and India used "slush funds" to bribe foreign officials to win business.

Oracle sued over flogging data
Published in News
Thursday, 25 August 2022 10:50

Oracle sued over flogging data


Profiles of millions sold to third parties 

Oracle is being sued over allegations it created a network containing personal data and profiles on millions of people which it flogged off to third parties.

Heatwave dissolves British clouds
Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 27 July 2022 11:44

Heatwave dissolves British clouds


Google and Oracle offline 

The UK heatwave had a weird effect on Google and Oracle clouds with both had to take off their cloud services and servers because their cooling systems could not handle the temperature and were at risk of burning out.

UK heatwave takes down clouds
Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 10:58

UK heatwave takes down clouds


What do you expect?

Britain, which is famous for its rain, is having a few problems with its clouds as a heatwave grips the country.

US Supreme Court tells Oracle to give up on Itanium case
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It will have to pay HPE $3 billion in damages


The US Supreme Court took time out from its busy schedule of trying to turn back the clock on US abortion law to refuse to hear Oracle's appeal to overturn a ruling ordering the IT giant to pay $3 billion in damages.

Oracle Java's popularity plummets
Published in News
Monday, 09 May 2022 10:34

Oracle Java's popularity plummets


Half of what it used to be

Market leading Java distribution Oracle Java’s popularity is half what it was two years ago.

Oracle profits well above Wall Street expectations
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Cloud is cool for Catz


Oracle forecast fourth-quarter profit above Wall Street estimates as the software outfit expects its heavy cloud investments to pay off, as more businesses ramp up their spending to support hybrid work and transition to cloud.

Azure ahead of AWS
Published in News
Friday, 11 March 2022 12:02

Azure ahead of AWS


New King of the Public Cloud adoption

Microsoft Azure has nosed ahead of AWS in the public cloud adoption stakes.