Larry Ellison turned 70 and has decided to turn over the CEO reins at Oracle.
Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, both in their 50s, will function as a "Ms. Inside
and Mr. Outside" as co-CEOs, at least for awhile.
Serious reverberations will be felt within this highly competitive company
and the highly competitive industry in which it makes its money.
Even while guiding his yacht to an America's Cup title, Larry Ellison
remained in firm control of the company he founded in 1977. He still has an
ownership stake of about 20% of the company--1 billion or so shares of Oracle
stock worth about $40 billion. Who can imagine that he'll be a docile,
Yes, he is returning as Chairman, with Jeff Henley, currently in that role,
moving aside to be Vice-Chairman. Ellison reports he will also serve as Chief
Technology Officer. So it's clear he's not fading from the scene. Bu... (more)
The earliest challenge to the original homebrew microcomputer geeks was to
get little indicator lights to flash. Then, by toggling several switches to
turn the lights on and off, the computer would start doing other things,
processing instructions within the confines of several hundred or a few
thousand bytes of memory.
Fast forward to today, and we're revisiting that age within the IoT, albeit
with much more power and sophistication.
I was struck by this thought when reading the line, "We'll help you get your
Windows application running on a Galileo-and blinking LEDs in no time.... (more)
I guess mobility is important. Red Hat management must think so, too, given
the announcement today that the company has acquired the Irish mobility
The deal was reported to be around US$82 million (or precisely, Euro63.5
million). It's on the scale of HP's very recent Eucalyptus acquisition.
The two deals have nothing to do with one another but do show renewed
interest by large technology players in strengthening positions in key areas.
In HP's case, nothing less than the entire future of enterprise cloud is at
stake. With Red Hat, it's to shore up a potential ... (more)
WaveMaker CEO Samir Ghosh is taking a new pass at aPaas, and leveraging the
increasingly popular Docker open-source platform, with the announcement of
WaveMaker Enterprise. The new version of the company's eponymous software
"enables instant, end-to-end custom web app creation and management by
professional and non-professional developers (alike) and development teams,"
according to the company.
We asked Samir (pictured below) a few questions about this, and here's what
he had to say:
Cloud Computing Journal: You've mentioned the previous challenge of
business-side developers m... (more)
The devil made him do it. Or maybe it's that the devil is in the details for
Matt Olander, Chief Science Officer of iXsystems and a long-time contributor
A red devil icon plays a prominent role in this NAS storage company's
branding and image, which is open souce "in everything we do," according to
The company now has decades of experience "producing rock-solid solutions on
an open source foundation. With more than1,000 clients, we have a proven
history of building and delivering the right solution every time - for open
source and beyond," the company s... (more)