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With Cerner, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure gets a boost

Oracle plans to acquire Cerner in a deal valued at about $30B. The second-largest EHR vendor in the U.S. could inject new life into Oracle's data and cloud businesses.

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Supreme Court sides with Google in Oracle API copyright suit

The Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that Java APIs used in Android phones are not subject to American copyright law, ending a longstanding legal battle between Google and Oracle.

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Oracle Autonomous Database services boost productivity

Oracle Autonomous Database can automate routine administrative and operational tasks for DBAs and improve productivity, but migrating to the cloud has its share of issues.

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Oracle co-CEO Hurd dies at 62

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd's abrupt death at 62 has put the software giant in the position of naming his replacement, and the decision could go one of a few ways, analysts say.

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