Topic: oracle

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd passes at 62

Mark Hurd, Oracle’s co-CEO since 2014, died yesterday at the age of 62. Hurd and Safra Catz  replaced Larry Ellison as CEOs, who stepped down to executive chairman and chief technology officer.  In a statement on Hurd’s personal website, Ellison wrote: “It is with a profound sense of sadness and loss that I tell everyone … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oracle’s automated database, Qt and LG partner up on webOS, and Embarcadero extends FireMonkey

Oracle announced the expansion of its autonomous database dedicated service, which allows customers to transform from manually-managed independent databases on premises to a fully-autonomous private database cloud within Oracle’s public cloud.  In a post, the company explained this will eliminate customer concerns about security isolation and operational policies when switching to the cloud. The automated … continue reading

2018: Java changes things up

2018 was a big year for Java because of the changes to the language’s release schedule and the transfer of Java EE to the Eclipse Foundation. Last year, Oracle announced that it would be releasing major versions of Java twice per year, and Java 10 was the first release in that new schedule. Java 10 … continue reading

Analyst View: Making Java a modern language

Programming languages go through cycles of adoption. A nice visual timeline of popularity as measured by TIOBE shows Java dominant since the index began in 2002, with C showing close tracking and resilience throughout, and with C++, Python, and VB.NET falling into the next cluster that formed through 2018 at half the percentage rating. Other … continue reading

Oracle OpenWorld prepares for a next-generation cloud

Oracle sees a new cloud on the horizon. The company announced its vision for a second-generation cloud at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this week. According to the company, this new era of cloud will take advantage of modern technologies to offer autonomous capabilities, advanced security, improved performance and cost advantages. “Our goal has always … continue reading

Report: Java 8 remains the most dominant version of Java

A majority of Java developers are using Java 8 or lower. This is based on a newly released report that revealed 79 percent of developers are using Java 8, 9 percent are using Java 7 and 3 percent are using Java 6 or below. The JVM Ecosystem Survey Report was designed to look at the … continue reading

Java 11 is now available

Oracle has released Java 11, its second major Java release of 2018. This release is also a Long Term Support (LTS) release, which means that Oracle will provide security and bug-fixing updates for it until at least 2026. The release removes several features that were available in previous releases, but also adds several new ones. … continue reading

Java 11 delivers high-quality features at speed

Java 11, which will be released this month, is the second and final major release of Java this year, following Oracle’s new schedule of putting out a major release every six months. According to the company, one of the goals of this new release schedule was to be able to deliver new features faster. Oracle … continue reading

Oracle launches GraphPipe for deploying machine learning models

Oracle wants to address machine learning problems with its newly announced open-source project GraphPipe. The project is a “dead simple machine learning model serving” solution. “There has been rapid progress in machine learning over the past few years. Today, you can grab one of a handful of frameworks, follow some online tutorials, and have a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: LogiGear TestArchitect for Oracle apps, Accusoft FormSuite for Structured Forms 5.1, and NVIDIA’s Material Definition Language SDK

LogiGear has announced its test automation solution TestArchitect is now available for Oracle E-Business Suite apps and Oracle JD Edwards. “Our TestArchitect offers simple turnkey test automation solutions, robust technology, attention to detail and unparalleled support for business analysts, technical testers and automation engineers alike,” said Hung Nguyen, CEO of LogiGear. “With this release of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oracle GraalVM, Google’s Move Mirror, and Splice Machine’s Apache Ranger plugin

Oracle announced it is adding support for Nashorn migration in this polyglot virtual machine, GraalVM. Nashorn is a JavaScript engine developed by Oracle. GraalVM already supports JavaScript and the JBM as well as full support for the Node.js server framework and supports execution of additional languages, such as Ruby, R, and Python. According to Oracle, … continue reading

Organizing a UX team to complement your development team

In order to provide customers with a good experience when using your product, UX needs to be a consideration during development. UX serves two important purposes: helping you understand your customer and translating that understanding into business success, said Josh Ulm, group vice president of UX Design, PaaS, and IaaS at Oracle. “It’s simple really, … continue reading

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