TmaxSoft is using clear licensing to woo Oracle database users

It’s no secret that Oracle’s aggressive licensing tactics can be a source of considerable pain for its customers, and that’s just where TmaxSoft is betting it has an edge. 

Not only does the company promise users of its Tibero database roughly half the license fees, it also uses a licensing model so transparent that it recently became the first to be verified by the Campaign for Clear Licensing.

Tibero’s price list is “a single page and very easy to understand,” said Martin Thompson, chief agitator for CCL, when the verification was awarded late last year. “The prices and products are clearly set out, and there are no hidden extras that customers need to look out for.”

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IDG Contributor Network: The AI-First Cloud: Can artificial intelligence power the next generation of cloud computing?

Is there a next phase for cloud computing? During the past few years, cloud computing has become a mainstream element of modern software solutions just as common as websites or databases. The cloud computing market is a race vastly dominated by four companies: Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM with a few other platforms with traction in specific regional markets such as AliCloud in China. In such a consolidated market, it’s hard to imagine a technology being disruptive enough to alter the existing dynamics.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the type of technology with the potential to not only improve the existing cloud platform incumbents but also power a new generation of cloud computing technologies.

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Pokémon Go goes live in 15 more countries, but leaves India and China on the waitlist


It’s been a month since Niantic unleashed its tremendously popular AR game Pokémon Go, but millions of players around the world still haven’t had a chance to try it. However, the company’s slowing remedying the situation. Last Friday, the game launched in 15 more countries across Asia and Oceania: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. Niantic is certainly going to be busy monitoring its server uptime with the massive influx of new players that came online over the weekend. However, it hasn’t yet launched the…

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Hacking monitors for spying, stealing data, manipulating what you see on the screen

The list of ways we can be spied upon seems nearly endless, but you can add one more to that list: active screen snooping via your vulnerable monitor. And that’s just one flavor of attack that can be pulled off by exploiting monitors.

You might not agree with everything you read online, but you can usually trust that what you are reading was actually published somewhere by someone. Whether or not you like what the balance is in your banking account, most folks would not expect that number to be faked. The same would be true for a person monitoring critical infrastructure, but the information being displayed on a computer monitor can be manipulated and may not be the truth.

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Android Circuit: Disappointing Galaxy Note 7, Sony’s Successful Year, Android Humiliates iPhone

This week’s Android Circuit includes the official launch of the Galaxy Note 7, a closer look at the Note 7, why Samsung demoted the phablet, Android’s success in India, BlackBerry’s continued focus on software, thoughts on the StageFright exploit one year later, Sony Mobile’s strong quarter, and Samsung’s new font.


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Researchers think we may have to protect our brains from hackers in a few years


What if hackers could one day control your mind, or at least take a glimpse inside, through the use of sophisticated malware? It’s a scenario that’s sounds straight out of a science fiction novel, but we’re far closer than you might think. As scientists continue to make breakthroughs in implanting, and controlling, brain-computer interfaces we’re actually on the verge of this being reality, a realization researchers need to act fast on to ensure our brain signals aren’t used against us. According to University of Washington Biorobotics Lab engineer Howard Chizeck: “There’s actually very little time. If we don’t address this quickly, it’ll…

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HPE’s cloud chief is leaving the company

The head of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s cloud team is leaving the company in a reorg that will also see the creation of a new cloud division.

Two other top executives are also departing: Manish Goel, the head of HPE’s storage business, and Robert Vrij, managing director of sales for the Americas.

The changes, announced in a blog post Monday, follow the news last month that Martin Fink, HPE’s CTO and the head of HP Labs, will retire at the end of the year.

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Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman Land at LAX

It was a busy day of celeb presence at LAX yesterday! Not only did we see Kelly Osbourne and her beau, but the lovely newlyweds Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman arrived in the afternoon as well. The couple looked so happy together, holding hands and linking arms while smiling nonstop. The recent bride looked like […]

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Oracle to buy cloud provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to buy NetSuite, which provides cloud-based accounting, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and other business software packages, for US$ 9.3 billion.

The NetSuite package of products is complementary to Oracle’s cloud products and the companies’ cloud packages will “coexist in the marketplace forever,” Mark Hurd, Oracle’s CEO, said in a press release.

The deal will allow Oracle to serve a broader range of customers, including smaller businesses, and expand to more industries and more countries, the company said. Asked what additional advantages the deal brings, and Oracle spokeswoman said, “We are declining additional comment today.”

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