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Oracle and Google have been ordered back into settlement talks. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal, who tried to mediate a settlement last year over Oracle's Java infringement beef with Google and Android, told the companies they have to sit down again before April 9, a week before the trial starts on April 16. They have to send Oracle co-president Safra Katz and Google's Android chief Andy Rubin. The case is now pretty much an API copyright infringement case. Oracle's patents claims having been decimated. Oracle could conceivably assert new patents in another case. ... (more)

Oracle Named Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo SYS-CON Events announced today that Oracle was named exclusive "Diamond Sponsor" of Cloud Expo 2010. Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. Next April, Cloud Expo is returning to New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors. An Exclusive Interview with Oracle's Richard Sarwal "Cloud" has become synonymous with "computing" and "software" in two short years. Cloud Expo is the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will participate in Cloud Expo worldwide. Oracle Maps Its Cloud Computing Strategy The cloud is certainly a compelling alternative to running all applications within a traditional corporate data... (more)

Why SOA Is a Good Fit for CRM Solutions

Oracle on Ulitzer Online commerce is no longer just for consumer products, but also for direct and indirect goods and services. As a result, new demands are placed on classic customer relationship management (CRM) applications. While most have successfully automated customer-facing interactions (such as order capture, configuration, pricing, and order query), they still rely on external systems to process subsequent steps (such as invoicing, fulfillment, and pick-pack-ship), which are completed in a back-office enterprise resource planning (ERP) application. This leads to disjointed business processes and multiple user interfaces, each executing well within the native application (CRM or ERP), and requiring the creation of point-to-point and proprietary integrations and cumbersome custom user interfaces that are difficult to extend and maintain. REGISTER FOR SOA W... (more)

IBM pureScale Technology Redefines Transaction Processing Economics

IBM has announced a new software technology called DB2 pureScale, running on IBM Power Systems, that helps clients increase their database transaction capacity while reducing the risk and cost of growing their IT systems. Jointly developed by the IBM Toronto Software Lab and Power Systems Lab in Austin, TX, the new DB2 feature delivers the continuous availability and virtually unlimited computing power required to meet growing business demands. The design of pureScale, based on the architecture and 15 years of proven experience of DB2 on System z, reflects the strengths of IBM software technology optimized for Power Systems. As the amount of data continues to grow, industry segments are poised to take advantage of IBM's economical and efficient approach to scaling capacity -- without forcing customers to overspend on excess hardware and software. With pureScale, com... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)

Oracle Says ‘No Compromise’ on MySQL: Reuters

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer Oracle has told Reuters that the New York Post story Friday claiming it had offered the European Commission a deal on MySQL is a bunch of baloney. The Post, quoting two unidentified sources, said Oracle proposed to “quarantine” MySQL inside a combined Oracle-Sun to get the European Commission to approve its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun ahead of a hearing in Brussels Thursday. It said MySQL would be treated as a “separate entity” with a “firewall” between the open source database unit and the rest of Oracle and could even involve a separate board. A Post source said it was “the only way to get the deal done.” According to Reuters an Oracle spokeswoman said, “The New York Post article is completely untrue.” The Post said Oracle did not return its calls ahead of its running the story. Oracle has previously vowed to get the Sun acquisi... (more)

McNealy Writes the E-Mail He Never Wanted To Write

Oracle News on Ulitzer Sun chairman (and an exclusive Ulitzer columnist) Scott McNealy sent out his farewell to the troops Tuesday, the day before Oracle is supposed to explain what it's going to do with Sun and maybe indicate how many of Sun folks it's going to fire. Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz told Sun employees last week that "Upon change in control, every employee needs to emotionally resign from Sun. Go home, light a candle, and let go of the expectations and assumptions that defined Sun as a workplace. Honor and remember them, but let then go." Here's what Scott had to say: "Gang, "When I interviewed many of you for employment at Sun over the years, one commitment often made was that things will change above, below, and around you faster than any place you have ever been. Looks like this was one area we exceeded plan for 28 years. While it was never the primar... (more)

Retrieving Managed Beans Programmatically

From time to time in JSF and ADF Faces RC applications there’s the need from one managed bean to retrieve another, typically from a lesser scoped bean to a greater, such as a requestScope bean retrieving a sessionScope bean to access its methods. There’s essentially three avenues to solving this problem: 1) The following JSF 1.1 createValueBinding method that retrieves the bean using EL: FacesContext ctx = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance(); Application app = ctx.getApplication(); ValueBinding bind = app.createValueBinding("#{beanName}"); Bean bean = (Bean) bind.getValue(ctx); Note parts of this code were deprecated since JSF 1.1 2) A JSF 2.0 compliant way using evaluateExpressionGet also evaluating EL to retrieve a bean: FacesContext context = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance(); Bean bean = (Bean) context.getApplication().evaluateExpressionGet(context, "#{beanName}", Bean... (more)

Cloud Expo NY: Best Practices for Delivering Oracle Database as a Service

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! Many enterprises are pursuing cloud computing to reduce costs and speed time to value, all with lower risk and improved service levels. We've seen many customers succeed by organizing their transformation into distinct, manageable phases: a Journey to the Enterprise Cloud. Service Delivery is an advanced phase of the journey, and provides elasticity, resiliency, automation and self-service capabilities. When the journey is planned and executed correctly, enabling these capabilities does not require upgrades or re-architecting. Instead, meeting these goals is a natural evolution that builds on the earlier phases by employing the relevant features and options. In her session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Sandra Cheevers, Principal Product Director, Cloud Product Marketing at Oracle, will explain the benefits and characte... (more)

Oracle Demonstrates WebRTC Solution with CounterPath's Bria

CounterPath Corporation, a leading developer of award-winning desktop, tablet and mobile VoIP software products and solutions, Tuesday announced its suite of telecommunications solutions will be showcased at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in San Francisco on September 22-26. OpenWorld attendees will have the opportunity to see CounterPath's Bria softphone solutions leveraged in live demonstrations of Oracle's Tunneled Service Control Function (TSCF), which delivers an infrastructure-based alternative for real-time, over-the-top (OTT) communications that enables increased secure connectivity, enhanced firewall traversal, and interoperability with newly acquired Acme Packet SBCs. Additionally, Oracle is demonstrating their WebRTC solution and using CounterPath's Bria connecting endpoint. Bria will enable Oracle's Unified Communications Suite to demonstrate its XMPP-based mess... (more)

Oracle Communications Unveils WebRTC Session Controller

To enable communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to offer WebRTC services -- from virtually any device, across virtually any network -- with carrier-grade reliability and security, Oracle unveiled Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller. The solution is the first combined offering following Oracle's acquisition of Acme Packet. News Facts Oracle today unveiled Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller, a highly available, carrier grade solution designed to support the emerging demand to develop WebRTC-based applications and services. This is the first post-acquisition combined offering from Oracle and Acme Packet. WebRTC is an emerging Internet standard that equips any device with a supported web browser with real-time communications (RTC) capabilities -- such as voice calling, video, chat or file sharing -- via simple application progr... (more)