Oracle has plugged a vulnerability in the Java software installer in the latest updates to Java SE 6, 7 and 8 for Windows that could result in the "complete compromise" of a victim's system.
Microsoft and Google are by far the fastest growing cloud providers, but for all their growth, they had little effect on the juggernaut that is Amazon Web Services as the year closed.
Oracle plans to remove the Java browser plug-in, which has been plagued by security troubles for years, in future versions of its Java platforms.
Oracle has announced that it plans to deprecate the Java browser plugin with the release of JDK 9.
Court filings by candy company Mars shed additional light on Oracle's licensing strategies.
In its latest quarterly critical patch update released this week, Oracle patched a record 248 vulnerabilities in its various products, including patches for three critical holes in Java.
Oracle recently announced its plans to build a new complex in Austin, Texas, to bolster its expanding cloud business, though the idea has a twist: adjacent corporate living.
The most important stories from 2015 – a hint at a rebound at Microsoft, Apple's impact on the enterprise, setbacks for women in tech and the continuing struggle of traditional enterprise IT vendors – promise to influence IT in 2016.
Oracle reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission Monday over charges it deceived customers about the security benefits provided by updates to its Java Platform Standard Edition, which is installed on more than 850 million personal computers.
Oracle has purchased cloud computing startup StackEngine, according to documents filed Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. StackEngine works in the containerization space, helping enterprises with the "virtualization to containerization journey," according to its website.