With the proposed Oracle-HP ruling by Judge James Kleinberg of the Santa Clara County Superior Court on Wednesday marking a "tremendous" win for HP in its legal scuffle to force Oracle to continue making software for HP's Itanium-based servers, analysts are of the opinion that the verdict highlights risks involved in partnerships between IT vendors.
On Wednesday, June 6, Oracle marked its foray into the public cloud arena, with CEO Larry Ellison unveiling the fully-fledged cloud solution dubbed `Oracle Cloud.'
It was at Oracle's California headquarters that Oracle Cloud - a venture which was previously called `Project Fusion' - was introduced by Ellison, who said that the company was planning to distribute over 100 business software applications over the Internet rather than selling them as products which require installation on individual office computers.
U. S. District Judge Judge William Alsup on Thursday ruled in favor of Google, dismissing Oracle's claim that the Internet search giant infringed on its Java technology copyrights to develop Android OS.
Oracle accused Google of violating the copyrights of a total of 37 APIs in the Java program system, which Oracle acquired with its purchase of Sun Microsystems in 2010.
With a federal jury ruling on Wednesday that Google had not infringed on two of Oracle’s Java-related patents for developing its Android mobile operating system, Google’s General Counsel Kent Walker said that the court verdict underscores a word of caution for companies filing patent-infringement lawsuits in the future.
The courtroom win for Google came after a high-profile multiphase five-week San Francisco trial with Oracle over patent as well as copyright claims pertaining to Google’s Android software.
In response to the `mixed' verdict by the jury on the issue pertaining to whether Google had infringed upon Oracle's copyright of Java software code while developing its Android mobile operating system, Google has filed for a mistrial in the first phase of its ongoing jury trial in the high-profile copyright-infringement case.
After a week of deliberation in the high-profile Google-Oracle Java lawsuit, a 12-member US jury finally ruled on Monday that Google had infringed a few of Oracle's copyrights on the Java programming language for developing its Android mobile operating system.
Although the jury sided with Oracle in the case, the Monday verdict still spelled only a partial win for the company because the jury-members failed to reach a unanimous decision on whether Google's infringement of Java constituted "fair use" and was a legally permitted action.
In the opening phase of a complex trial in the Google-Oracle lawsuit pertaining to intellectual property and computer coding, Oracle lawyer Michael Jacobs presented a rather unflattering portrayal of the Internet search giant, which will counter Oracle’s allegations when its lawyers present their opening statements on Tuesday.
Two of the Silicon Valley’s bigwig companies – Oracle and Google – are preparing for an April 16-scheduled trial in a San Francisco federal court; with the patent-infringement scuffle between the two companies pivoting around Google’s increasingly popular Android operating system for mobile devices.
The trial is connected with a lawsuit which was filed by Oracle nearly a year-and-a-half back, when it complained that Google’s Android software violated copyrights and patents that Oracle acquired with its 2010 purchase of Sun Microsystems and its Java technology in a $7.3 billion deal.
On Wednesday, Amazon Web Services (AWS) debuted a managed NoSQL database service – the DynamoDB database service - which marks a widespread attempt in the direction of building a new type of database for “unstructured” information, so as to enable the users not only to launch a database but also to scale it up or down as per their requirements.
The new DynamoDB database service will be of immense significance to the web companies which are engaged in the collection, storing and processing of an increasing amount of data.
Shares in Oracle slipped the most in more than nine years on Wednesday as the business software maker's quarterly results failed to meet market expectations.
Oracle stock shed 12 per cent to close at $25.77-a-share, after the software maker reported a year-on-year increase of 17 per cent in earnings to $2.2 billion, or 43 cents a share, for its fiscal second quarter ended November 30.
Excluding one-time items, the company reported earnings of 54 cents per share. The earnings per share were below analysts' projected average estimate of 57 cents per share.
Hewlett Packard Co. has filed a suit against Oracle Corporation for creating problems with the company’s step to prevent it from favoring the expensive with better and higher features HP systems.
It also alleged that Oracle was using ‘strong arm’ ways misleading the clients of H-P. This suit comes as the newest and freshest example of increasing strains between H-P and Oracle who are considered to be two giants in the Silicon Valley.
It has been announced by Oracle than they are going to completely drop OpenOffice from the portfolio of its professional software. They would now be handing over the code of the same to the source community.
In a statement, the company said that it will now be concentrating all of its open source efforts on MySQL and Linux. This is so because it has a broader base and allows the company to get government support.
Oracle Corp. posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and the whole credit for the same has been attributed by the company to the rising demand for cloud computing software by Sun Microsystems.
As for the financial figures, when the profit which did not consider the costs was taken then it was up from 69 cents to 73 cents during the quarter. The analysts have estimated that it would be close to 66 cents. Earnings per share were at 54 cents higher than the predictions too.