A Guide to Freeing Yourself from Legacy RDBMS

A Guide to Freeing Yourself from Legacy RDBMS

Oracle introduced the first commercial relational database (RDBMS) to the market in 1979 – decades before the advent of the World Wide Web. Now, digital transformation is reshaping every industry at an accelerating pace. In an increasingly digital economy, this means...

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New Oracle Java Compliance Threat

New Oracle Java Compliance Threat

When Oracle acquired Sun, the database giant had approached Java licensing with a long-term monetization strategy. We are now seeing the next steps Oracle is taking to force you to buy an expensive Java ULA contract. This new Oracle tactic may just be a precursor for...

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Kinder and Gentler Oracle Audits

Kinder and Gentler Oracle Audits

Oracle has many ways to audit their customers. In fact, there are so many different paths for audits that we wrote an entire white paper on "Hidden Oracle Audits". Over the last few months, we've seen a shift in Oracle behavior. They appear to be moving away from the...

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Oracle vs Envisage – the Scoop

Oracle vs Envisage – the Scoop

Updated August 9, 2021 Earlier this year, Oracle filed a lawsuit against Envisage Technologies. We wrote about the filing (video, and transcript below) and reviewed Oracle's claim and even wondered out loud how Envisage would defend themselves. The recap In the...

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Oracle Partner Audit – Avoid at all Costs!

Oracle Partner Audit – Avoid at all Costs!

"Working with an Oracle partner on a license compliance issue is the worst thing you can do." I know that sounds provocative and exaggerated, but it's the truth. In fact, going to an Oracle partner for help with your audit is actually worse than trusting Oracle for...

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3 Things to Tell Your Oracle Sales Rep Right Now

3 Things to Tell Your Oracle Sales Rep Right Now

It's April and you are probably going through the annual ritual of fielding calls, emails, texts, and other outreach from a dozen Oracle salespeople trying to sell you everything from hardware to cloud services (and everything in between). Unfortunately, Oracle...

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