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October, 2012:

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 – A DBA's Perspective

The last time I attended Oracle OpenWorld was way back in 1996, in the days before Oracle acquired Sun, JD Edwards and a plethora of other companies. It was pretty small-scale back then, with a single exhibition hall and sessions which were almost exclusively focused on database technology. Not so in 2012; with around 50,000

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Oracle Eliminates Generic Hosting Rights and Lowers Discounts for SaaS providers for Technology Products

In a move that underscores the growing threat of competitive Cloud based services to Oracle’s traditional perpetual license business model, Oracle announced in October that they are no longer providing Generic Hosting Rights for Oracle Database  and they are raising prices for database licensing for SaaS/Cloud Services providers. This move will effectively remove any potential

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