MySQL Session at Cloud Expo
Oracle’s reaching out to customers to defend its acquisition of Sun and its
MySQL open source database has spooked alienated MySQL creator Monty Widenius
and his spokesman Florian Mueller, both of them enriched by Sun’s billion
dollar purchase of MySQL last year, into calling for “open war” between
the MySQL community and Oracle.
Oracle has accused the European Commission, which is blocking its acquisition
of Sun because of MySQL, of twisting the results of its antitrust
investigation to suit its own MySQL bias by misrepresenting, cherry-picking
or ignoring what users said about the market and the competitive scene and so
Oracle brought a string of large accounts to its closed-door hearing before
the regulator on Thursday and Friday to support its contention that the
“great majority of customers” do not oppose the deal.
According to the W... (more)
MySQL Journal on Ulitzer
Monty Widenius, the creator of the MySQL open source database – which is
apparently all that stands between Oracle and its acquisition of Sun –
thinks that Oracle shouldn’t have his baby and that the European Commission
– whose investigation into MySQL has put the Oracle-Sun merger in limbo –
should force Oracle to spit it out to another company.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, a guy with a collector’s temperament not given to
letting things that belong to him go, has said he wants to keep MySQL and has
claimed to be watching Sun’s revenue plunge by $100 million... (more)
For its next trick, the unquenchable, super-ambitious Google is gonna try
taking over the US government.
On Tuesday, after the first federal CIO Vivek Kundra unveiled Apps.gov, a
thinly populated, GSA-managed, almost completely salesforce.com- and
Google-dominated web store where federal agencies are supposed to go to get
GSA-sanctioned cloud applications and “coming soon” infrastructure
services as well as free software like YouTube, Facebook and MySpace, Google
said that by next year it would have a government-specific version of Google
Apps that meet security requirements and... (more)
Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo
With BEA gone to Oracle, the speculators have turned to TIBCO Software,
figuring the smaller middleware company is likely to be swallowed by some
Its stock shot up better than 11% on the news that Oracle was buying BEA. Its
market cap is $1.4 billion.
TIBCO Software was founded by Vivek Ranadivé in 1985 with the vision of
bringing real-time technology into the mainstream.
His acclaimed New York Times business bestseller The Power of Now: How
Winning Companies Sense and Respond to Change Using Real-time Technology
(McGraw-Hill, 1999) ha... (more)
VMware on Ulitzer
VMware picked up a nail in its sneakers in Q1 and was still limping in Q2 but
now thinks things might get a little bit better the rest of the year.
It said Wednesday that its earnings in Q2 came to $33 million, or eight cents
a share, down 36.5% year-over-year, on flat revenues of $456 million.
Wall Street only had it down for revenues of $453 million. It liked the
results and pushed the stock up 8% to $33.81 after-hours.
Blaming the challenging macro economic environment, the virtualization maven
said Q2 license revenues declined 20% year-over-year to $228 million... (more)