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Oracle Buys Toplink Mapping Technology

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Purchase deemed good fit, but WebGain fate uncertain.

Quest to Ship Upgrades of Its SharePlex Tools

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Quest Software Inc. this week will roll out new versions of its SharePlex database tools to assist database administrators in replicating Oracle Corp. database clusters.

Oracle Earnings Down From Last Years

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Oracle reported that its 4Q earnings dropped 23.3 percent from a year ago, but still met analysts' expectations.

Two Oracle Flaws Put Machines at Risk

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A pair of serious buffer overruns in Oracle products give an attacker complete control of a vulnerable machine.

Licensing Due Diligence: It Takes Two to Tango

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El Gato wasn't surprised to hear that Oracle finally decided to dedicate a full-time public relations person to concentrate solely on fielding issues regarding its licensing practices.

Analyst Predicts More Oracle Layoffs

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Days after Oracle chief Larry Ellison brushed aside rumors of layoffs, a Wall Street analyst reports that the software maker will cut an additional 400 to 800 employees.

Ellison: No More Layoffs

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The Oracle CEO on Wednesday said the company is not planning additional layoffs, despite a Wall Street analyst report predicting reductions.

IBM Gets SMART About Managing DB2

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As part of its overall push toward autonomic computing, Big Blue introduces the first tools for its DB2 Universal Database to come out of its Self Managing and Resource Tuning database initiative .

Layoffs Looming at Oracle

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Oracle is facing the prospect of significant layoffs in the next few weeks, according to a Wall Street analyst, as the company steps up its battle over a controversial state of California contract.

Tool Enhances Oracle Database

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Lecco DB Expert for Oracle 3.2 lets DBAs track changes to execution plans and SQL cost so they can predict the impact to performance from such activities as database migrations.

Oracle Database Lead Slipping

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IDC market numbers show IBM and Microsoft making significant gains.

SQL Worm Still Making Noise

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The worm that has been attacking Microsoft's SQL Server database product continues to infect systems, although the rate doesn't seem to be increasing.

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