Oracle solution providers want a piece of the vendor's software maintenance and support action. But they won't get it.
Oracle OpenWorld showcased the good, the bad and the ugly of Oracle technology partner relationships.
Oracle's software maintenance agreement business grew big time in the first quarter, but Oracle partners get no piece of that action.
Oracle, the biggest enterprise software company in the universe, is putting hardware to work to eliminate disk bandwidth problems. The database giant has pressed Hewlett-Packard, apparently now its number one hardware ally, into service building the high-end box.
Trade shows live; SaaS has legs, and no more boat!
Big "X Is Coming" signs have sprouted up in and around Moscone Center at Oracle OpenWorld.
In the past two earnings calls, the Oracle CEO has hinted (not very subtly) about a new killer capability in the database that will preserve and build on its marketshare lead.
Oracle is making its full Fusion middleware toolset, and its database, available to run on Amazon.com's cloud infrastructure.
Oracle is revamping its partner education and training curricula and how it is made available. It will now use third-party delivery partners as well as the traditional Oracle University approach.
Ted Bereswill, who had headed up North American technology sales, is the new top channel poobah for North America.
Scott Jenkins of The EBS Group discusses Beehive, the HP Oracle Database Machine and other OpenWorld news.
Just back from her trip to Oracle OpenWorld, senior news editor Barb Darrow discusses all the conference news and partner reaction.
Continuing its push toward social CRM, Oracle this week showed off its new Web 2.0 applications built to sit alongside traditional CRM applications and new iPhone CRM applications.
Oracle takes on Microsoft with a new collaboration platform, and relays new applications and database news as it kicks off its 2008 OpenWorld conference.
This was first published in September 2008