By David A. Kelly, with additional reporting by Patty Waddington Oracle customers and partners continually discover innovative ways to deploy successful, groundbreaking solutions and establish best practices using Oracle technology. The Oracle Excellence Awards recognize customers and partners who have excelled in driving business value together with Oracle. This year, the Oracle Excellence Awards include 12 different award programs—with new programs for 2012—that reach across efforts ranging from leadership and technology to enterprise sustainability and database administration.
By Diana Reichardt In 1987, a small startup called Sun Microsystems developed its own microprocessor, called SPARC, and introduced the first computer based on the new chip. On November 1, 2012, many early SPARC team members gathered for SPARC at 25: Past, Present, and Future, an event that provided a look back at the history of SPARC as well as a glimpse of what’s to come.
By Tom Haunert With a massive boost in flash and DRAM, Oracle Exadata X3 delivers faster applications. Juan Loaiza, senior vice president of systems technology at Oracle, talks about these and other new developments in Oracle’s engineered systems with Tom Haunert, Oracle Magazine editor in chief.