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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, passive Chairman? 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)

Microsoft Encourages Blinking LEDs for Internet of Things

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)

@CloudExpo | Opinion: @RedHatNews Acquisition Addresses Mobility

I guess mobility is important. Red Hat management must think so, too, given the announcement today that the company has acquired the Irish mobility company FeedHenry. 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)

@CloudExpo | @WaveMaker Makes aPaaS for Enterprise Via @Docker

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)

@CloudExpo | Devil's in the Details for NAS Storage @iXsystems

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 to FreeBSD. 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. 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)