Oracle Corporation is a multinational computer technology company mostly known for its "Oracle" RDBMS and - since the acquisition of Sun Microsystems - for Java and MySQL.

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Oracle owns Java but Google is using Java?

Ok, I don't get it. What does "Oracle owns Java" mean? Google is definitely using Java in Google App Engine, does that mean that Google have to pay Oracle for doing so?
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Free/low-cost online resources to study for certifications [closed]

So I am interested in working towards are few specific certs. Namely Oracle 11g, MySQL, and Java. I know there are tons of books out there, and I do plan to hit up my local library on these subjects ...
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What are the licensing issues involved in the Oracle/Apache java dispute?

I've just started following with interest the soap opera involving Oracle's acquisition of Java and the detriment of goodwill it seems to have generated in the open source community. Specifically, ...
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How can large data handling be a special requirement for job?

I chanced to see some job requirements of Oracle SQL programmer or C# developer jobs, who want a person who can handle terabytes of data in ETL or data migration. I have worked on data migration to ...
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Is Oracle WebCenter 11g equivalent to a larger version of SharePoint? [closed]

I have some experience with SharePoint. My company has decided to use Oracle WebCenter to create a internal portal. None of the IT staff have any experience with Oracle WebCenter, and I think we could ...
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Hudson or Jenkins

We have been using Hudson for quite a while and we loved it. Now many Hudson-developers have "left the building" to create their own: Jenkins (which means the project has been forked). As ...
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Changing my Sun SCJP certification to an Oracle one?

I hold a Sun SCJP from ten years ago or so. At first it was supposed to be a temporary certification (valid for a few years, I don't remember exactly: all I remember is that I had an expiration date ...
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Some advice concerning Oracle and Java

I've seen the news yesterday that Java 7 and Java 8 passed but the majority weren't very happy. Can anyone clarify what consequences does this have on Java and the community ? What licenses did Oracle ...
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what should I do? [closed]

I am a configuration manager. I did my internship for 6 month before and they hired me for just 3 months now. They hire a new person for CM team today, I am worried they'd kick me out. Right now I ...
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Who gives direction to the overall product offering and innovation?

I sometimes wonder how CEOs or Founders of companies like Microsoft and Oracle manage the overall technology movement and product link-up. Take for example Oracle, it started with the database only ...
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Will Java be dead if the split into free/premium JVM happens? [closed]

According to http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/06/oracle_dueling_jvms/ there is a possibility that Oracle really will kill Java split Java into Free and Premium JVMs. My Questions Do you think ...
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Why Oracle still loves command-line black dump screen?

I wanted to know about this since a long time. Other vendors are coming out with intuitive IDEs with even more flexibility to developers and DBAs, whereas we rely on Toad and other third-party IDEs to ...
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Oracle Tutorial

I am a very experienced SQL Server developer who is being thrust into an Oracle heavy environment. I want very much to start being useful and productive and need to get up to speed. I can read the ...
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What's stopping Oracle from supporting identity (auto-numeric) columns?

As far as I know, Oracle's RDBMS is one of the few (the only?) SQL database products that doesn't support identity/autonumeric columns. The alternative offered by Oracle is database sequences, a ...
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Do hardcopy certificates matter?

I'm asking this question because Oracle has decided not to give hardcopy certificates for all Sun certifications Is this good or bad? and does any employer ask for the certificate itself?