Tag: Oracle DBA

Oracle to Release 40+ Patches on Tuesday

Oracle announced that it would release patches for a number of product including critical database fixes this coming week.  Oracle plans to release 40+ patches on Tuesday.  Security vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update affect the following products: Oracle Database 11g, version Oracle Database 10g Release 2, versions, Oracle Database 10g, version Oracle Database 9i Release 2, versions, Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3 (10.1.3), versions, Oracle Application Server 10g Release […]

A rare look inside an Oracle software licensing negotiation

A European bank (not named) negotiated its Oracle software licensing.  According to Forrester, the bank approached Oracle with best practice in “how to negotiate” with the multimillion-dollar Oracle database vendor.  Typically, Oracle licensing and maintenance contracts are complex and can be costly.   One of the main issues: Oracle and many software companies typically include clauses in their software license agreement to remove any liability from any negative business-related events related to the software.  The financial institution needed more assurance.  CIO […]

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