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Oracle to Buy Micros Systems for $5.3 Billion

The deal for Micros Systems, a maker of software for restaurants and hospitality providers, is Oracle’s biggest since the takeover of Sun Microsystems five years ago.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 19-JUN-2014

APEX
(YABAOAE) Yet Another Blog About Oracle Application Express lets us know that: Oracle Application Express 5.0 Early Adopter 2 now available!
SQL Developer

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Conference Call Humor
I think this is something we all can relate to.  It is hilarious!  Check out the video HERE.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 12-JUN-2012

12c In-Memory Option
The news is all over the place, so I'll just include a couple of items on our big announcement. One is the announcement itself: Larry Ellison Unveils Breakthrough Technology, Which Turns the Promise of Real-Time into a Reality.

Oracle's Database of Youth

Lawrence J. Ellison, Oracle’s chief, has positioned the new version of his flagship database as a great marriage of stability and change from a company now worth more than IBM.

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Oracle Database Release Schedule
Need to know the current Oracle database release schedule?  Bookmark Note:742060.1.  It is frequently updated with the latest information. 

More Scrutiny, Still Spectacular

Executive compensation boards are growing more independent and rewards are increasingly tied to results. But C.E.O. pay remains enormous.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 05-JUN-2014

RDBMS
From Oracle Scratchpad, a handy index posting on Jonathan Lewis' series on Execution Plans.
DBA Kevlar lets us know that: 12.1.0.4 is HERE!! :).

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Upgrade Your Database Certification To 12c With A Single Exam

Falling Price of Shares Creates Risk at Salesforce

Some analysts say the cloud-computing juggernaut is overly reliant on stock-based pay and that a prolonged slump in its share price could harm the health of its core operations.

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