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Damion Gutierrez 2020-12-19
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Yes, Oracle the database giant. 2020 keeps on being 2020

Oracle on Thursday said it has uncovered the largest fraud campaign yet targeting businesses booking advertising in video streams showing on so-called "smart" televisions.…

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Willie Edwards 2017-10-18
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Oracle opens its bulletin with news that it "... continues to periodically receive reports of attempts to maliciously exploit vulnerabilities for which Oracle has already released fixes."

"In some instances, it has been reported that attackers have been successful because targeted customers had failed to apply available Oracle patches.

Oracle therefore strongly recommends that customers remain on actively-supported versions and apply Critical Patch Update fixes without delay."

With puny humans failing it, no wonder Big Red's talking autonomous databases that patch themselves.

Back to the bug news, which tells us Oracle Fusion Middleware has 38 vulns, while 37 turned up in Hospitality Applications and another 25 in MySQL.

Many of the bugs hit multiple products: CVE-2016-6814, for example, is inherited from Apache Groovy, and is present in Oracle Database Server, the Construction and Engineering Suite, Enterprise Manager Grid Control, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Health Sciences Applications, and two Retail Applications components.

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Robert Carter 2017-06-26
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Analyst firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker shows overall converged systems revenue for 2017's first quarter increased year over year but only because of bonkers growth in hyper-converged systems.

The Tracker divides the converged systems market into four segments, and combines two of them in its published figures;

Integrated Infrastructure - like VxBlocks

Certified Reference Systems - like FlexPod

Integrated Platforms - like Oracle engineered systems

Total worldwide converged systems market revenues increased 4.6 per cent year over year (y-on-y) to $2.67 billion in 2017's first quarter, with customers buying 1.48 EB of storage, up 7.1 per cent y-on-y.

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William Ewing 2016-12-21
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Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday our daily guided tour of the biggest tech stories from the past 24 hours will appear here on TechCrunch.com.

To get The Daily Crunch in your inbox every day of the week, sign up here and be sure to take a look at the rest of our newsletters while you re at it.

All that and more in The Daily Crunch for December 21, 2016.

And if you re not yet on holiday, I raise an egg nog to you, my friend.

People leave companies, yes, but it s a lot for the blue bird to absorb given that Adam Bain left last month and other shakeups including in their TV business and on the news and government side have all happened recently.

Of course, Twitter s being upbeat about the changes.

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Rodney Edson 2017-01-03

I stumbled on this guy's bio a website and it made me stop and look him up for a solid 10 minutes because I couldn't figure out if he had been hacked or if that was his brand.

I am now thinking that's his brand.

Damn I even had to watch a video of him on youtube to make sure he wasn't a fake profile...

Customer Experience Strategy & Design at Oracle

Matthew's career in software has been one of spectacular failure and meteoric descent.

In a series of ill-judged and unimaginative moves, he has helped destroy the value of marketing applications right across the industry.

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Jerry Anderson 2017-03-15

Oracle Corp. is set to report financial results for its fiscal third quarter after the close of New York trading Wednesday.

Here’s what you need to know:

EARNINGS FORECAST: Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect Oracle to report adjusted profit of 62...

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William Gonzales 2016-12-25
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EnlargeAurich Lawson Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Enlarge / Actor Levar Burton gestures after attending Ubisoft news conference about the new video game Star Trek: Bridge Crew VR before the start of the E3 Gaming Conference on June 13, 2016 in Los Angeles.Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images News Enlarge / The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Each of the previous redesigns since I've been around Ars 2.0, white-on-black has elicited a lot LOT of responses from our readers.

And we're grateful for that, as you're a massive part of the reasons we sit down in front of our computers every morning.

Trying to troubleshoot the redesign and hardware issues at the same time was a huge task for our small tech team, and the feedback we received made it clear that the redesign really needed more work before relaunching.

On May 13, we reverted to the previous layout and took the next couple of months to fix problems and incorporate feedback you gave us.

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Mark Alexander 2017-01-18

The Labor Department sued Oracle Corp., alleging the technology company routinely pays its white male workers more than their counterparts in the same positions.

The suit puts at risk hundreds of millions of dollars in federal contracts Oracle has won, as the government prohibits contractors from engaging in employment discrimination.

The lawsuit, which comes after the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs reviewed...

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James Dalporto 2018-05-03
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Security tool can be gamed to let any old riffraff into data

The flaw, classified as CVE-2018-2879, allows a remote attacker to bypass the OAM authentication screen and, in the process, take over the account of any user or administrator on the target system.

Designed to manage remote connections to cloud and mobile apps, OAM is offered by Oracle as a part of the security and administration tools for its middleware and PaaS platforms.

According to researcher Wolfgang Ettlinger of SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab, an attacker can exploit a flaw in the way OAM handles encrypted messages to trick the software into disclosing key information in a padding oracle attack that can, ultimately, disclose authorization cookies for login over a web browser.

An attacker who knew how to properly game the OAM flaw would then be able to create and execute a script that generates valid login keys for any desired user, including administration accounts.

From there, the attacker is able to simply write their own login credentials and take complete control over OAM.

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Jose Hilton 2016-06-02
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Lawsuit wipes over $6bn from Oracle's value

Oracle isn't known as a shrinking violet when it comes to legal battles, and it's coming out swinging over allegations that it was playing fast and loose with its cloud revenue reporting.

In her court filing PDF , Blackburn claimed that she was a "senior finance manager" at Oracle and accused the database giant of serious financial wrongdoing.

"This former employee worked at Oracle for less than a year and did not work in the accounting group.

Your humble hack here has a family member who was employed at Oracle for many years and he says that after the firm's HR department makes you jump through so many hoops to join, getting fired is very tricky indeed.

When news of the lawsuit broke on Wednesday afternoon, Oracle's shares took a battering, dropping four per cent and wiping about $6bn off Oracle's market cap.

An SEC spokesman declined to comment on the matter, and we're still waiting on word from Blackburn's lawyer on Oracle's statement.

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Jason Hill 2020-12-16
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OceanStor Dorado is the next generation all-flash array (AFA) from Huawei. The Dorado uses five intelligent chips and a multitude of efficient algorithms to deliver 20 million input/output operations per second (IOPS), 100-microsecond latency, and hundreds of gigabytes of bandwidth. It more than satisfies the requirements of online transaction processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP) in mainstream databases for the finance and carrier industries. In addition, OceanStor Dorado has adapted and enhanced algorithms for virtualization and supports ecosystem plug-ins for a variety of virtualization platforms to greatly improve VM efficiency and advance the all-flash era across industries.

To read this article in full, please click here

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Shane Higgins 2016-10-28
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MoreThe Oracle logo is seen on its campus in Redwood City, California June 15, 2015.

Reuters - Oracle Corp should raise its offer to buy NetSuite Inc to $133 per share from the $109-per-share it had proposed in July, NetSuite shareholder T. Rowe Price Group Inc said.

T.Rowe said would not participate in the tender offer, which expires on Nov. 4, unless Oracle raises its offer, the investment manager said in a letter sent to Oracle on Oct. 27.

NetSuite had declined to meet T.Rowe and instead was asked to contact Oracle, T.Rowe said.

T. Rowe's resistance could put pressure on Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison to consider making a new offer to combine his software company with NetSuite, in which he holds a 40 percent stake.

T.Rowe is NetSuite's largest shareholder after Ellison.

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Marie Haines 2017-10-03
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Analysis In the wake of a safe harbor disclaimer insisting Oracle could not be held to anything said during its JavaOne conference keynote on Monday, Georges Saab, veep of software development for the Java platform, talked his way through a Java victory lap.

"Over the past 22 years, Java has grown and matured to the point that the resources are unparalleled in our industry," said Saab.

James Governor, cofounder of consultancy RedMonk, offered support for Saab's assertions.

In more recent writings about Oracle and Java, Governor disclosed that his company is a client.

A few weeks ago, Oracle said it would turn Java over to the Eclipse Foundation and shift Java to a six-month release cadence.

Provided the handoff occurs in good faith and Oracle isn't tempted to assert intellectual property rights to undermine the arrangement, turning Java into a truly vendor-neutral technology bodes well for all concerned.

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John Burns 2017-09-12
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Oracle has filed a notice under California's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) regulations that reveals it has recently made 1,008 permanent layoffs in its Santa Clara and San Diego facilities.

The WARN notice (PDF) says the 964 Santa Clara sackings were made on September 1st, the day before the Labour Day long weekend, and will take effect on October 31st.

Big Red's Santa Clara offices were previously occupied by Sun Microsystems, a factoid that lends credence to reports on social media and sites like The Layoff alleging extensive cuts to hardware and Solaris teams.

Since making the layoffs, Oracle has released a new product roadmap on which the new version of Solaris, Solaris.next, has been pushed into 2018 instead of the previously-planned release date of later in 2017.

That slower release schedule suggests Big Red has either hit speed bumps in its attempts to develop the OS, or now lacks the head count to hit previous deadlines.

But Oracle does seem to have a future planned for Solaris, perhaps emulated in the cloud, as talks listed in the content catalog for Oracle OpenWorld include sessions like “Virtual SPARC on x86: Your Legacy Solaris Apps Survive on an x86 SPARC Emulator” and “Lift and Shift Your Oracle Solaris Workloads to the Oracle Cloud.”

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Jose Breland 2018-03-07

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 7, 2018–

Oracle Elevator (“Oracle” or the “Company”), the leading independent provider of elevator maintenance, repair, and modernization services in the nation, is proud to announce the ground breaking on its new technology center located in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

“It will be a game changer for Oracle in advancing our capabilities in not only technology, but employee training and management development,” said Oracle President and CEO, Paul Belliveau.

“We are fortunate to have brought in an expert at this type of operation with the addition of Ken Pixley as our National Director.

His 20-plus years of proven experience in developing a previous international technology center will be a great benefit to our team and our customers.”

Construction began in January 2018 and the first phase of operations from the center is expected to come online in May 2018 with full completion and operational status before the end of the year.

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Laurence Lafarge 2017-09-05
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Oracle looks like it's going to suggest Solaris users move to its SPARC-powered cloud.

Ever since Oracle quietly announced it would not deliver any more point-zero upgrades to its Solaris operating system and instead move to continuous delivery, The Register has wondered exactly what Big Red plans to deliver, and when.

Our interest grew after Solaris boss John Fowler left Oracle and then grew again as soon-to-be-former Oracle staffers told us of big cuts to he Solaris and SPARC teams.

Now we finally have some hints about Solaris directions, thanks to the Session Catalog for OpenWorld, Oracle's annual gabfest that kicks off on October 1st.

The description of one session, “Best Practices for Keeping Your Oracle Solaris Workloads Secure”, at last puts a little flesh on the bones of Oracle's new Solaris update plan.

The sesssion's blurb says those who show up will “Hear about the new changes to the Oracle Solaris release model to provide continuous delivery of new features, functionality, and security fixes, and learn how you can best take advantage of the streamlined lifecycle management technologies to ensure that you never have to have awkward conversations with your boss on why your systems have been compromised.”

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Damion Gutierrez 2020-12-19
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Yes, Oracle the database giant. 2020 keeps on being 2020

Oracle on Thursday said it has uncovered the largest fraud campaign yet targeting businesses booking advertising in video streams showing on so-called "smart" televisions.…

Robert Carter 2017-06-26
img

Analyst firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker shows overall converged systems revenue for 2017's first quarter increased year over year but only because of bonkers growth in hyper-converged systems.

The Tracker divides the converged systems market into four segments, and combines two of them in its published figures;

Integrated Infrastructure - like VxBlocks

Certified Reference Systems - like FlexPod

Integrated Platforms - like Oracle engineered systems

Total worldwide converged systems market revenues increased 4.6 per cent year over year (y-on-y) to $2.67 billion in 2017's first quarter, with customers buying 1.48 EB of storage, up 7.1 per cent y-on-y.

Rodney Edson 2017-01-03

I stumbled on this guy's bio a website and it made me stop and look him up for a solid 10 minutes because I couldn't figure out if he had been hacked or if that was his brand.

I am now thinking that's his brand.

Damn I even had to watch a video of him on youtube to make sure he wasn't a fake profile...

Customer Experience Strategy & Design at Oracle

Matthew's career in software has been one of spectacular failure and meteoric descent.

In a series of ill-judged and unimaginative moves, he has helped destroy the value of marketing applications right across the industry.

William Gonzales 2016-12-25
img

EnlargeAurich Lawson Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Enlarge / Actor Levar Burton gestures after attending Ubisoft news conference about the new video game Star Trek: Bridge Crew VR before the start of the E3 Gaming Conference on June 13, 2016 in Los Angeles.Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images News Enlarge / The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Each of the previous redesigns since I've been around Ars 2.0, white-on-black has elicited a lot LOT of responses from our readers.

And we're grateful for that, as you're a massive part of the reasons we sit down in front of our computers every morning.

Trying to troubleshoot the redesign and hardware issues at the same time was a huge task for our small tech team, and the feedback we received made it clear that the redesign really needed more work before relaunching.

On May 13, we reverted to the previous layout and took the next couple of months to fix problems and incorporate feedback you gave us.

James Dalporto 2018-05-03
img

Security tool can be gamed to let any old riffraff into data

The flaw, classified as CVE-2018-2879, allows a remote attacker to bypass the OAM authentication screen and, in the process, take over the account of any user or administrator on the target system.

Designed to manage remote connections to cloud and mobile apps, OAM is offered by Oracle as a part of the security and administration tools for its middleware and PaaS platforms.

According to researcher Wolfgang Ettlinger of SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab, an attacker can exploit a flaw in the way OAM handles encrypted messages to trick the software into disclosing key information in a padding oracle attack that can, ultimately, disclose authorization cookies for login over a web browser.

An attacker who knew how to properly game the OAM flaw would then be able to create and execute a script that generates valid login keys for any desired user, including administration accounts.

From there, the attacker is able to simply write their own login credentials and take complete control over OAM.

Jason Hill 2020-12-16
img

OceanStor Dorado is the next generation all-flash array (AFA) from Huawei. The Dorado uses five intelligent chips and a multitude of efficient algorithms to deliver 20 million input/output operations per second (IOPS), 100-microsecond latency, and hundreds of gigabytes of bandwidth. It more than satisfies the requirements of online transaction processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP) in mainstream databases for the finance and carrier industries. In addition, OceanStor Dorado has adapted and enhanced algorithms for virtualization and supports ecosystem plug-ins for a variety of virtualization platforms to greatly improve VM efficiency and advance the all-flash era across industries.

To read this article in full, please click here

Marie Haines 2017-10-03
img

Analysis In the wake of a safe harbor disclaimer insisting Oracle could not be held to anything said during its JavaOne conference keynote on Monday, Georges Saab, veep of software development for the Java platform, talked his way through a Java victory lap.

"Over the past 22 years, Java has grown and matured to the point that the resources are unparalleled in our industry," said Saab.

James Governor, cofounder of consultancy RedMonk, offered support for Saab's assertions.

In more recent writings about Oracle and Java, Governor disclosed that his company is a client.

A few weeks ago, Oracle said it would turn Java over to the Eclipse Foundation and shift Java to a six-month release cadence.

Provided the handoff occurs in good faith and Oracle isn't tempted to assert intellectual property rights to undermine the arrangement, turning Java into a truly vendor-neutral technology bodes well for all concerned.

Jose Breland 2018-03-07

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 7, 2018–

Oracle Elevator (“Oracle” or the “Company”), the leading independent provider of elevator maintenance, repair, and modernization services in the nation, is proud to announce the ground breaking on its new technology center located in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

“It will be a game changer for Oracle in advancing our capabilities in not only technology, but employee training and management development,” said Oracle President and CEO, Paul Belliveau.

“We are fortunate to have brought in an expert at this type of operation with the addition of Ken Pixley as our National Director.

His 20-plus years of proven experience in developing a previous international technology center will be a great benefit to our team and our customers.”

Construction began in January 2018 and the first phase of operations from the center is expected to come online in May 2018 with full completion and operational status before the end of the year.

Willie Edwards 2017-10-18
img

Oracle opens its bulletin with news that it "... continues to periodically receive reports of attempts to maliciously exploit vulnerabilities for which Oracle has already released fixes."

"In some instances, it has been reported that attackers have been successful because targeted customers had failed to apply available Oracle patches.

Oracle therefore strongly recommends that customers remain on actively-supported versions and apply Critical Patch Update fixes without delay."

With puny humans failing it, no wonder Big Red's talking autonomous databases that patch themselves.

Back to the bug news, which tells us Oracle Fusion Middleware has 38 vulns, while 37 turned up in Hospitality Applications and another 25 in MySQL.

Many of the bugs hit multiple products: CVE-2016-6814, for example, is inherited from Apache Groovy, and is present in Oracle Database Server, the Construction and Engineering Suite, Enterprise Manager Grid Control, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Health Sciences Applications, and two Retail Applications components.

William Ewing 2016-12-21
img

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday our daily guided tour of the biggest tech stories from the past 24 hours will appear here on TechCrunch.com.

To get The Daily Crunch in your inbox every day of the week, sign up here and be sure to take a look at the rest of our newsletters while you re at it.

All that and more in The Daily Crunch for December 21, 2016.

And if you re not yet on holiday, I raise an egg nog to you, my friend.

People leave companies, yes, but it s a lot for the blue bird to absorb given that Adam Bain left last month and other shakeups including in their TV business and on the news and government side have all happened recently.

Of course, Twitter s being upbeat about the changes.

Jerry Anderson 2017-03-15

Oracle Corp. is set to report financial results for its fiscal third quarter after the close of New York trading Wednesday.

Here’s what you need to know:

EARNINGS FORECAST: Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect Oracle to report adjusted profit of 62...

Mark Alexander 2017-01-18

The Labor Department sued Oracle Corp., alleging the technology company routinely pays its white male workers more than their counterparts in the same positions.

The suit puts at risk hundreds of millions of dollars in federal contracts Oracle has won, as the government prohibits contractors from engaging in employment discrimination.

The lawsuit, which comes after the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs reviewed...

Jose Hilton 2016-06-02
img

Lawsuit wipes over $6bn from Oracle's value

Oracle isn't known as a shrinking violet when it comes to legal battles, and it's coming out swinging over allegations that it was playing fast and loose with its cloud revenue reporting.

In her court filing PDF , Blackburn claimed that she was a "senior finance manager" at Oracle and accused the database giant of serious financial wrongdoing.

"This former employee worked at Oracle for less than a year and did not work in the accounting group.

Your humble hack here has a family member who was employed at Oracle for many years and he says that after the firm's HR department makes you jump through so many hoops to join, getting fired is very tricky indeed.

When news of the lawsuit broke on Wednesday afternoon, Oracle's shares took a battering, dropping four per cent and wiping about $6bn off Oracle's market cap.

An SEC spokesman declined to comment on the matter, and we're still waiting on word from Blackburn's lawyer on Oracle's statement.

Shane Higgins 2016-10-28
img

MoreThe Oracle logo is seen on its campus in Redwood City, California June 15, 2015.

Reuters - Oracle Corp should raise its offer to buy NetSuite Inc to $133 per share from the $109-per-share it had proposed in July, NetSuite shareholder T. Rowe Price Group Inc said.

T.Rowe said would not participate in the tender offer, which expires on Nov. 4, unless Oracle raises its offer, the investment manager said in a letter sent to Oracle on Oct. 27.

NetSuite had declined to meet T.Rowe and instead was asked to contact Oracle, T.Rowe said.

T. Rowe's resistance could put pressure on Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison to consider making a new offer to combine his software company with NetSuite, in which he holds a 40 percent stake.

T.Rowe is NetSuite's largest shareholder after Ellison.

John Burns 2017-09-12
img

Oracle has filed a notice under California's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) regulations that reveals it has recently made 1,008 permanent layoffs in its Santa Clara and San Diego facilities.

The WARN notice (PDF) says the 964 Santa Clara sackings were made on September 1st, the day before the Labour Day long weekend, and will take effect on October 31st.

Big Red's Santa Clara offices were previously occupied by Sun Microsystems, a factoid that lends credence to reports on social media and sites like The Layoff alleging extensive cuts to hardware and Solaris teams.

Since making the layoffs, Oracle has released a new product roadmap on which the new version of Solaris, Solaris.next, has been pushed into 2018 instead of the previously-planned release date of later in 2017.

That slower release schedule suggests Big Red has either hit speed bumps in its attempts to develop the OS, or now lacks the head count to hit previous deadlines.

But Oracle does seem to have a future planned for Solaris, perhaps emulated in the cloud, as talks listed in the content catalog for Oracle OpenWorld include sessions like “Virtual SPARC on x86: Your Legacy Solaris Apps Survive on an x86 SPARC Emulator” and “Lift and Shift Your Oracle Solaris Workloads to the Oracle Cloud.”

Laurence Lafarge 2017-09-05
img

Oracle looks like it's going to suggest Solaris users move to its SPARC-powered cloud.

Ever since Oracle quietly announced it would not deliver any more point-zero upgrades to its Solaris operating system and instead move to continuous delivery, The Register has wondered exactly what Big Red plans to deliver, and when.

Our interest grew after Solaris boss John Fowler left Oracle and then grew again as soon-to-be-former Oracle staffers told us of big cuts to he Solaris and SPARC teams.

Now we finally have some hints about Solaris directions, thanks to the Session Catalog for OpenWorld, Oracle's annual gabfest that kicks off on October 1st.

The description of one session, “Best Practices for Keeping Your Oracle Solaris Workloads Secure”, at last puts a little flesh on the bones of Oracle's new Solaris update plan.

The sesssion's blurb says those who show up will “Hear about the new changes to the Oracle Solaris release model to provide continuous delivery of new features, functionality, and security fixes, and learn how you can best take advantage of the streamlined lifecycle management technologies to ensure that you never have to have awkward conversations with your boss on why your systems have been compromised.”