Tags: database

Oracle smashes cloud targets with more to come

Oracle announced earnings above expectations in its Q2 results. Total revenues were up 6.6% to $9.6 billion. Cloud SaaS revenues were up 55% alone to $1.1 billion and cloud PaaS revenue up 21% to $396 million. Even on-premises software revenues were up 9% to $7.7 billion. The latter showing a strength in the loyalty of…

Rimini begins public results

Rimini Street announced its first set of results since the completion of its merger with GPIAC. That has led to its listing on NASDAQ. It has continued its upward trajectory on both revenues and growth this quarter, the 47th consecutive quarter of revenue growth. Quarterly revenue was up 32% year on year at $53.6 million (2016:$40.7m).  Gross…

RAND’s blockchain challenges and opportunities

RAND Europe (RAND) has carried out a scoping study to examine the potential role of standards in supporting Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)/blockchain. The Report – entitled ‘Understanding the landscape of Distributed Ledger Technologies/Blockchain‘ documents the results of the study which was conducted over a six-week period. It was commissioned by the British Standards Institution (BSI)…

Autonomous database now, will security follow?

Larry Ellison took the opportunity to announce not just the autonomous database but also highly automated cybersecurity at Oracle OpenWorld 2017. Ellison first spoke about the new autonomous database at Oracle’s recent results announcement. That was expanded on at another event where Oracle introduced database BYOL (Bring Your own License) to PaaS Pricing. For Ellison…

MyRocks leads Percona announcements

Open source database company Percona has made a raft of announcements at its European conference Percona Live in Dublin. It has announced the first experimental release of MyRocks with Percona Server for MySQL. In a separate announcement, Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) 1.3 has been released. The latter is a major update to its free…

Oracle entices to cloud with lower flexible pricing

Larry Ellison, CTO Oracle has announced a new pricing scheme for Oracle PaaS and IaaS. Ellison’s message was clear, Oracle will: “guarantee a 50% lower TCO than Amazon” There are two components to the pricing that make this a significant change from before. Existing customers can bring their own licenses to substantially reduce the price of…

Empowering the CFO in business

Unit4 has announced the latest release of Unit 4 Financials solution. The details of the release were scant and Enterprise Times has requested more information behind the announcement to understand more details about it. Real time, real business support with Financials solution The crux of the press release reveals that the Unit4 Financials solution allows…

HoF puts more traffic down Rimini Street

  Rimini Street has announced that House of Fraser (HoF) has deepened its relationship by adding support for standalone Oracle Database licenses. The announcement comes two years after HoF selected Rimini Street to support Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS). Reducing the cost of EBS HoF currently use EBS 12.0. Like many other companies they did not…