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Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Oracle's new in-memory database option could spark unanticipated costs, expert warns

By Chris Kanaracus | 26 July, 2014 05:25

Oracle database shops that have or are planning to download the latest version of 12c take warning: The vendor's newly launched, much-hyped in-memory processing database option is turned on by default, according to one expert.

US Social Security Administration spent nearly $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say

By Chris Kanaracus | 25 July, 2014 03:52

The U.S. Social Security Administration has spent nearly US$300 million on a software system for processing disability claims that still isn't finished and has delivered limited useful functionality, according to an independent report on the project. launches Sales Reach for real-time selling and marketing

By Chris Kanaracus | 24 July, 2014 22:01 is combining its Pardot marketing software, sales automation application and social communities platform into a new product called Sales Reach, which it says can help salespeople nurture leads and make deals in real time.

Oracle ships nearly 60 mobile apps for JD Edwards

By Chris Kanaracus | 24 July, 2014 00:31

Oracle is responding to an ever more mobile customer base with the rollout of 57 mobile applications for its JD Edwards EnterpriseOne business software suite.

Oracle builds on BlueKai acquisition with Data Cloud

By Chris Kanaracus | 23 July, 2014 05:31

Oracle is combining its BlueKai consumer data aggregation platform with other parts of its catalog to create Oracle Data Cloud, a data-as-a-service offering aimed at companies that want to reach customers and prospects across multiple channels.

Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data

By Chris Kanaracus | 23 July, 2014 00:14

Teradata has bought the assets of Revelytix and Hadapt in a bid to grow out its capabilities for the Hadoop big-data processing framework.'s trademark infringement anything but social, lawsuit claims

By Chris Kanaracus | 22 July, 2014 05:28 recently launched a new product called Social Studio in spite of the fact that an existing, competing product had already used that name for years, marketing software vendor StrongView Systems alleges in a new trademark-infringement lawsuit.

NetSuite buys Venda to boost e-commerce, European presence

By Chris Kanaracus | 18 July, 2014 03:13

NetSuite is rounding out its e-commerce portfolio with the acquisition of Venda in a move that also pushes the cloud vendor deeper into European markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SAP CEO McDermott talks Oracle, Hana and life in Germany

By Chris Kanaracus | 18 July, 2014 03:10

SAP CEO Bill McDermott is going on two months as the first American to hold the company's top job, and has been quick to make his mark with a pledge to simplify the company's software, operations and interactions with customers.

Oracle ties its social intelligence apps to LinkedIn

By Chris Kanaracus | 17 July, 2014 04:04

Oracle has hooked up its SRM (social relationship management) software suite to LinkedIn, a move to give marketing and customer support staffers a way to reach the business-oriented social network's 300 million users.

Bank of America illegally copied US$300 million in software, alleges Tibco lawsuit

By Chris Kanaracus | 16 July, 2014 07:08

Bank of America illegally copied US$300 million worth of Tibco's enterprise software for use in a massive IT project at its Merrill Lynch subsidiary, Tibco alleges in a lawsuit.

Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data

By Chris Kanaracus | 15 July, 2014 22:00

Oracle is hoping to turn heads in the crowded data analysis market with Big Data SQL, a software tool that can run a single SQL query against Oracle's own database as well as Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.

SAP's Q2: The big questions

By Chris Kanaracus | 14 July, 2014 23:04

SAP is set to announce its preliminary second-quarter results on Thursday and apart from a look into its finances, the occasion also presents a chance for media and analysts to probe SAP's top executives for clues to the company's future plans and strategies.

Oracle to release 115 security patches

By Chris Kanaracus | 12 July, 2014 03:06

Oracle is planning to release 115 security patches for vulnerabilities affecting a wide array of its products, including its flagship database, Java SE, Fusion Middleware and business applications.

Oracle gives sneak peek at its plans for OpenWorld

By Chris Kanaracus | 11 July, 2014 05:14

Oracle's massive annual OpenWorld conference isn't happening until late September, but the vendor recently unveiled details of nearly 1,800 sessions planned for the event that on balance paint a comprehensive picture of what its customers, partners and competitors can expect.