Oracle Financials Beat Analyst Predictions
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 19, 2012
CEO Larry Ellison said Sun is now profitable.
Tags: quarterly financials, Larry Ellison, cloud computing, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, earnings, software, hardware
Senior Executive Leaves Oracle
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 21, 2012
Keith Block had criticized the Sun purchase and the hiring of Mark Hurd.
Tags: Oracle, HP, Sun Microsystems
Java Creator James Gosling: 'Google Totally Slimed Sun'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 30, 2012
The father of Java says there are no white hats in the Oracle vs. Google lawsuit.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, Google, Java, Android, Oracle
FreeBSD 8.2 Expands ZFS Support -- Without Oracle
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 25, 2011
Latest release of FreeBSD open source operating system inherits code from the dead OpenSolaris project. Will FreeBSD become the defacto platform for ZFS now?
Tags: Sun Microsystems, FreeBSD, ZFS, Oracle, open source
IBM Claims Big Customer Wins at Oracle, HP's Expense
By David Needle | Article Published November 11, 2010
Big Blue reports a record number of customers migrated to IBM systems in the third quarter from HP and Oracle.
Tags: migration, HP, Oracle, IBM, Sun Microsystems
Solaris: Should You Stay Loyal?
By Charlie Schluting | Article Published June 21, 2010
Oracle wants Solaris to remain viable, particularly as a database platform, but will the OS continue to develop new tools?
Tags: Solaris, database, Sun Microsystems, database administration, data storage
Can Oracle's Larry Ellison Conquer the World (And IBM)?
By - Reuters | Article Published May 13, 2010
An in-depth look at how Ellison's competitive drive has affected the tech industry, including Oracle's acquisition of Sun and the database maker's competition with IBM.
Tags: IBM, Larry Ellison, Oracle, database, Sun Microsystems
ForgeRock Picks Up Sun's Open Source Identity
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 12, 2010
New startup will extend the Sun OpenSSO (single sign on) and move it forward in an open source identity stack.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, open source tools, Oracle, open source, open source software
Oracle Delivers Strong 3Q Earnings, Sales (Update)
By Larry Barrett | Article Published March 26, 2010
The software giant produces yet another solid quarter and says the Sun Microsystems acquisition is already paying dividends.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, SAP, earnings, software, Oracle
Oracle Snaps Up SOA Specialist AmberPoint
By Larry Barrett | Article Published February 08, 2010
The acquisition-happy software juggernaut adds another piece to its ever-expanding software portfolio, picking up the privately held maker of service-oriented architecture (SOA) management applications.
Tags: SOA, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, SAP, AmberPoint
Sun Deal Complete, Oracle Says 'We're Hiring'
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 28, 2010
Oracle's CEO Larry Ellison said the number of Sun layoffs will be minimal and offset by new hires. The fate of Sun's 'Rock' processor was also disclosed.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Solaris, MySQL, Larry Ellison
Oracle Takes a Page From IBM
By Larry Barrett | Article Published January 27, 2010
With the $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems finally completed, Oracle details its ambitious plan to bring completely integrated and engineered systems to the enterprise much the way IBM did in the 1960s.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, Oracle, IBM, Storage, SAP
EU Gives Oracle Approval on Sun Acquisition
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 21, 2010
After months of wrangling, the Sun deal has now overcome its biggest hurdle to date.
Tags: Sun, Sun Microsystems, EU, database, Oracle
Is Water the Next Critical Smart Grid?
By David Needle | Article Published January 14, 2010
Oracle survey indicates the adoption of smart water meter technologies is key to conservation. On the electricity savings side a big issue for both consumers and IT Google's philanthropic arm has launched an initiative.
Tags: smart grid, Google, Sun Microsystems, power grid, Oracle
Oracle-Sun Makes Progress with EU
By - Reuters | Article Published December 14, 2009
EU regulators signaled they could clear Oracle's $7 billion takeover of Sun after the U.S. software company vowed compliance.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Enterprise, takeover, transaction
Microsoft and SAP Voice Concerns on Oracle/Sun Deal
By - Reuters | Article Published December 11, 2009
Microsoft and SAP will express doubts about the Oracle/Sun deal to EU regulators, voicing concerns that it would eliminate a top competitor.
Tags: acquisition, takeover, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, SAP
Oracle Sees Bright Horizons with Sun
By - Reuters | Article Published October 16, 2009
Oracle hopes the deal will help more than double revenue within five years.
Tags: services, human resources, Oracle, acquisition, Sun Microsystems
SAP and HP Ally on Business Intelligence
By Larry Barrett | Article Published October 14, 2009
SAP and HP announced an expanded partnership agreement to integrate the software vendor's Business Warehouse and business intelligence tools with HP's Neoview data warehouse.
Tags: IBM, HP, Sun Microsystems, business intelligence, Enterprise
What's the Future of x86?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 05, 2009
Many competitors have tried to challenge the x86, so far with limited luck. Can the technology's long life continue?
Tags: IBM, HP, Sun Microsystems, Intel, Windows
Oracle Q1 Results: Profit OK, Revenue Not
By Larry Barrett | Article Published September 17, 2009
The database giant's financial results in Q1 were on target, though investors weren't thrilled.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, middleware, Oracle
Oracle Ends PC Alliance with HP
By - Reuters | Article Published September 16, 2009
Oracle is about to acquire Sun Microsystems, a rival of HP, hence the end of an alliance.
Tags: HP, Oracle, Larry Ellison, Sun Microsystems
Report: Software Firms: Go Global or Lose
By Alex Goldman | Article Published August 18, 2009
Accenture posits that if a software vendor can't reach a global audience they will not succeed in the years ahead.
Tags: Dell, Sun Microsystems, HP, Facebook, Microsoft
VMware Offers Deep Price Cuts
By - Reuters | Article Published July 08, 2009
Facing pressure from Oracle, the leading virtualization vendor is offering big discounts.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, virtualization, VMware, Microsoft
Dell's Strategy Amid Tough Market
By - Reuters | Article Published May 22, 2009
The PC maker plans to make acquisitions and aggressively pursue enterprise customers in an effort to win back market share in the United States.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, services, HP, Dell
Oracle Believes in Sun's Hardware Biz
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published May 08, 2009
To the great relief of many Sun staffers, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said that he has no plans to eliminate Sun's hardware.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Intel, chips
How Oracle-Sun Could Use Google to Become New IBM
By Rob Enderle | Article Published April 27, 2009
Google would own the user, Oracle would own IT, and both would embrace a heavily subsidized hardware model that would be nearly impossible for Microsoft to counter.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, Google, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft
Oracle, Sun Staffers are Kindred Spirits
By - Reuters | Article Published April 22, 2009
Where IBM conjured up images of a mass of navy-blue suits, Sun employees see Oracle as a compatriot. "The employees run in the same social circles as Sun employees," a manager said.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Microsoft, Intel, Windows
Does Oracle-Sun Help Open Source?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 21, 2009
GIven that Sun is a leading open source vendor, its acquisition by Oracle may shake up the landscape.
Tags: open source, Sun Microsystems, Linux, Oracle, Microsoft
Oracle to Buy Sun Microsystems
By - Reuters | Article Published April 20, 2009
The database maker will acquire Sun in a deal worth more than $7 billion.
Tags: IBM, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, server
Source: IBM Says No to Sun, Regardless of Price
By - Reuters | Article Published April 17, 2009
Big Blue has decided its proposed Sun Microsystems acquisition is not feasible, according to a news source.
Tags: IBM, international, antitrust, Sun Microsystems
IBM-Sun Negotiations Appear Unsuccessful
By - Reuters | Article Published April 06, 2009
Sun Microsystems apparently balked at the amount of the offer.
Tags: media, IBM, IT, Sun Microsystems
Open Cloud Manifesto Omits Biggest Cloud Firms
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published March 31, 2009
The Open Cloud Manifesto includes the likes of IBM and Red Hat but leaves out Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Salesforce.
Tags: VMware, cloud computing, Microsoft, Google, Sun Microsystems
Java May Benefit from IBM-Sun
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 30, 2009
With talk of IBM acquiring Sun Microsystems, the Java community could undergo its most significant change in a decade -- perhaps for the better.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, IBM, iPhone, open source, Java
Big Business Adores Open Source
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 26, 2009
At an industry gathering, Big Blue, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft promote the advantages of open source.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, spectrum, Linux, Microsoft, open source
Dell's China Sales Take a Leap
By - Reuters | Article Published March 26, 2009
The computer marker's sales in China jumped a whopping 28 percent.
Tags: HP, services, Dell, Sun Microsystems
Sun Microsystems See Cloud Computing Gain
By Owen Linderholm | Article Published March 26, 2009
The CEO of Sun claims the company will see benefit from the move toward cloud computing.
Tags: virtualization, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, cloud computing, HP
Dell Debuts Servers for Penny Pinchers
By - Reuters | Article Published March 25, 2009
Dell claims its new server and storage offerings will help companies squeezed by bottom line concerns.
Tags: virtualization, HP, Dell, Intel, Sun Microsystems
Dell: IBM-Sun Good For Us
By - Reuters | Article Published March 24, 2009
IBM's potential acquisition of Sun Microsystems is creating doubt about Sun's Solaris sales, moving more customers to Dell's x86 boxes.
Tags: Microsoft, Google, HP, Sun Microsystems, Dell
IBM-Sun Deal about Open Source/Cloud
By - Reuters | Article Published March 20, 2009
Industry observers say that IBM's proposed purchase of Sun Microsystems goes far beyond the server market.
Tags: IBM, virtualization, VMware, cloud computing, Sun Microsystems
IBM May Buy Sun for $6.5 Billion
By - Reuters | Article Published March 18, 2009
Big Blue is in talks to buy the long-ailing Sun Microsystem, a company that has long been expected to be acquired by another major tech player.
Tags: Dell, HP, Sun Microsystems, IBM, mergers
Big Blue Would Be Nuts To Pay That Much For Sun
By Chris Nerney | Article Published March 18, 2009
Big Blue Would Be Nuts To Pay That Much For Sun
Tags: Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Java, Sun Microsystems, servers, IBM, HP
Nick Carr Talks Cloud Computing
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published March 06, 2009
The omnipresent tech pundit holds forth on the virtues of cloud computing at a big industry confab.
Tags: virtualization, Sun Microsystems, Storage, services, cloud computing
Clean Your Datacenter, Cut Your Electric Bill?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 29, 2009
You can achieve drastic savings in your datacenter so long as you don't let it look like a teenager's room.
Tags: HP, Sun Microsystems, Dell, IBM, services
Linux vs. Unix Values Evident in Red Hat, Sun Market Valuations
By Paul Rubens | Article Published January 29, 2009
OS Roundup: With Sun's market valuation being roughly equal to its cash reserves and Red Hat's far exceeding its earnings, is the all-knowing market making a statement about which has the better technology, or is one of them being fattened up for sale?
Tags: Google, services, Microsoft, Dell, Sun Microsystems
Sun's Green Efforts Teach a Lesson
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 28, 2009
After revamping its Colorado datacenter from scratch, the server company is offering lessons learned from the program to customers.
Tags: servers, datacenter, InternetNews.com, Sun Microsystems, services
Sun Gets Further Behind Clouds With Q-Layer Buy
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 09, 2009
Acquisition of the middleware provider should make it easier to provision and deploy cloud services on the fly.
Tags: middleware, Storage, Sun Microsystems, marketing, services
FreeBSD 7.1 Gets a Little Help from Sun
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 07, 2009
Latest BSD release adds new Sun developed feature but the tech transfer isn't just one one way.
Tags: networking, wireless, support, open source, Sun Microsystems
Sun's Unwired Motherboard Plans
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published December 24, 2008
Cutting the wires doesn't just work on networking, it could also greatly increase CPU-to-memory communications. That's if Sun has its way.
Tags: marketing, chips, Sun Microsystems, spectrum, wireless
The Future Facelift of OpenOffice.org
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 09, 2008
Despite its kludgy interface, OpenOffice.org remains the premier office application in free and open source software. That makes Renaissance an influential project, and well-worth the time to help ensure that it's done properly.
Tags: open source, Microsoft, services, Open Office, Sun Microsystems
JavaFX Finally Makes Its Debut
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published December 05, 2008
Sun's cross-platform language enters into the RIA space with a few new features not previously disclosed.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, browsers, desktop, media, programming
Microsoft Rolls Out New Small Business Server Options
By Lauren Simonds | Article Published November 17, 2008
The company says it designed Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 to help SMBs with limited IT resources to save time and money.
Tags: Intel, Dell, HP, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems
What's Next for Sun?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published November 17, 2008
Can the company cut its way to profitability and prominence, or is it just looking for a graceful exit and friendly buyer -- at this point.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, open source, AMD, HP, Intel
Storage Startup Goes All Out With SSD
By Judy Mottl | Article Published November 12, 2008
Flash-based storage is still pricier -- but that's not stopping Violin from serenading enterprises with its alternative to disk storage.
Tags: Storage, services, search, marketing, Sun Microsystems
OpenOffice vs. Google Apps
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published November 11, 2008
Not only does OpenOffice.org match Google Apps in convenience and availability, but feature for feature it leaves Google Apps writhing helplessly on its back and choking on FOSS dust.
Tags: open source, FOSS, Sun Microsystems, Google, OpenOffice.org
Is Linux Truly Small Business Ready?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published October 29, 2008
A look at the various open source applications that a small business needs to operate efficiently.
Tags: open source, Sun Microsystems, Linux, Microsoft
Sun Adds a Little Zip to Java
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 21, 2008
Update 10 delivers on some long-promised performance improvements.
Tags: Microsoft, software, consumer, browsers, Sun Microsystems
Community vs. Commercial GNU/Linux Distributions
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 20, 2008
So which is better: a community GNU/Linux distribution or a commercial one? Your choice depends on what you're prepared to tolerate.
Tags: services, Linux, Sun Microsystems, open source
Can OpenOffice 3.0 Challenge Microsoft?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 18, 2008
Latest release ups the feature count, but Microsoft still isn't worried about the open source world's alternative to Office.
Tags: Firefox, Google, services, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems
Ballmer slaps Google, Ogles Yahoo, Anoints Vista
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published October 17, 2008
Microsoft's CEO outlines the company's thinking and provides a peek at what's coming down the line.
Tags: Google, open source, Microsoft, search, Sun Microsystems
OpenOffice Hits 3.0: Can It Challenge Microsoft?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 14, 2008
Latest release ups the feature count, but Microsoft still isn't worried about the open source world's alternative to Office.
Tags: Microsoft, services, Google, Firefox, Sun Microsystems
IBM's Got SSD in Its Storage Sights
By Judy Mottl | Article Published September 03, 2008
Big Blue isn't idle while fellow storage tech titans move technology into product lines.
Tags: IBM, services, HP, middleware, Sun Microsystems
Panasas Backs NFSv4.1
By Drew Robb | Article Published August 28, 2008
Parallel storage vendor lends its support and expertise to the venerable standard's refresh.
Tags: Linux, CA, Storage, marketing, Sun Microsystems
The Microsoft-Novell Deal and Trust in Princes
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published August 25, 2008
Forced to choose, the average Free and open sourced-based (FOSS) business is going to choose business interests over FOSS every time.
Tags: Novell, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, open source, Linux
Will Solid State Drives Go Beyond Enterprise?
By Judy Mottl | Article Published August 25, 2008
Insiders predict a revolution in solid state storage next year.
Tags: Sun Microsystems, chips, support, Storage, InternetNews.com
Sun Moves JavaFX Closer to Primetime
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published August 03, 2008
More than a year after it was announced, Sun is out with a beta version of the technology that it says will deliver on the 'write once/run anywhere' promise.
Tags: e-Mail, marketing, Sun Microsystems, software, Microsoft
OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks Part I
By Eric Geier | Article Published July 30, 2008
Learn some tips and tricks on migrating from MS Office to OpenOffice.org 2.4. You'll see how to replicate some of the functionality and features that are lacking in OpenOffice.org. Soon you'll be more comfortable using OpenOffice.org for just about all your desktop publishing needs.
Tags: desktop, Microsoft, services, Sun Microsystems, search
Sun Takes a Shine to Linux in New Web Stack
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 24, 2008
But by offering a standardized stack across a variety of OSes, the company also looks to displace the traditional offerings from Linux vendors.
Tags: OS X, Linux, Sun Microsystems, Windows, open source
Sun Gives Enterprises a New Mobility Option
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published July 17, 2008
Sun says its enterprise applications can now synchronize with Windows Mobile, Palm and BlackBerry devices.
Tags: RIM, iPhone, server, Sun Microsystems, Blackberry
Oracle, Salesforce.com Apps Now on iPhone
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published July 11, 2008
UPDATED: The iPhone edges closer to becoming an enterprise tool, but it has a long way to go.
Tags: services, Sun Microsystems, SOA, iPhone, wireless
Sun, HP Partner on Java ME for Smart Phones
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 07, 2008
Sun handled development of the Java Virtual Machine for HP's new smartphone, saving HP the effort and avoiding fragmentation at the same time.
Tags: HP, Sun Microsystems, wireless, Windows, services
Enterprise Unix Roundup: Sun Should Loosen Up
By Brian Proffitt | Article Published July 04, 2008
Sun is trying to be a good open source citizen, but to truly succeed it needs to let loose of the reins a bit and let open source methodology do the work.
Tags: SOA, Linux, Sun Microsystems, Red Hat, open source
Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows Part 1
By Eric Geier | Article Published June 25, 2008
Can't seem to find the shares of Ubuntu machines from My Network Places or Network in Windows? You'll soon find out it's not a hide-and-seek game you'll win unless you start playing with features that exist on the computer, rather than chasing those you imagine are installed and setup.
Tags: search, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, open source, Linux
Virtually Speaking: The Desktop, Revisited
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 19, 2008
The virtual desktop is becoming hot, hot, hot. Will semantics or strategy separate it from similar technologies of yore?
Tags: virtualization, Leopard, Sun Microsystems, VMware, OS X
Server Snapshots: Sun Netra T5220
By Drew Robb | Article Published June 09, 2008
Sun describes its SPARC Enterprise T5220 as the fastest server designed for virtualization. It's carrier-grade sibling, the Sun Netra T5220, is that and more.
Tags: Intel, chips, virtualization, AMD, Sun Microsystems
Enterprise Unix Roundup: One Direction for Post-Enterprise Unix
By Brian Proffitt | Article Published June 06, 2008
The number of large enterprises is much smaller than other markets, and Unix is still losing market share to Linux. So where can Unix go from here?
Tags: Sun Microsystems, Linux, open source, HP, Windows