Microsoft have been offering the .NET Micro Framework for a few years now. Are Oracle just catching up now?
Oracle has announced two new Java products for embedded systems, with the aim of getting the object-oriented language running on as wide a range of devices as possible, including ones with very limited resources. Tuesday's new addition to the database giant's Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) lineup, Oracle Java ME …
There is virtually no market for 130 kByte RAM embedded systems. Most are well below 16 kByte RAM and 16 MByte RAM is not much more expensive than let's say 256 kBytes of RAM. In both cases you would need to add more external RAM which is expensive no matter how much you add.
Plus with Java or .net or whatever you loose a lot of flexibility.
The 350k of ROM/Flash is a fairly tall order though there are several lines of ARM based microcontroller that top out at 512k. But 130k of onboard RAM? That means SRAM in microcontroller land and that's extremely costly in terms of die area. Even devices with a not-so-lowly 64k or RAM are in the 10s of dollars per unit which makes them dearer than building a 'proper computer' with 100s of megabytes of discrete SDRAM.
And for those who fully expect a doughnut server to accompany and soak up a morning coffee and give some purpose to Java and offer excitement and meaningful engagement to Beta Competent IT Programmers ….. <quote>He also taunts Larry Ellison, writing that he hopes news of the new flaw does not spoil his morning coffee.", …. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/26/gowdiak_claims_new_java_flaw/</quote> …… here is what is available, but rather exclusively of course, because of the nature of what IT can do, you understand.
For Operating Systems Drivers, who would also be acting as if Kernel Colonels and HyperRadioProActively, and are heavily/deeply into JSON for ARGonauts is there Jave MEME, Micro Edition Mission Embedded ….. for those micro-macro controllers of human reality to virtual machine systems for Remote Reality Control of Vital and Virile and Viral Virtual Machine Environments.
Thus are New Orderly World stages set and provisioned with already, all ready, ready-made Future Infrastructures and IMagiNative Novel Content.
And the doughnut server would leave you with this tasty morsel to ponder and parse into intelligence channels and underground tunnels of information exchange which spin for enrichment, for the West is intellectually bankrupt and naked short selling nothing of value, whilst the East is as an uncut jewel of infinite bounty …… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magi …… and still untapped and ready for harvesting and reseeding.
... things I worked with in the 1990-1993 timeframe.
The large one had 32KB RAM plus 8KB battery-backed SRAM, and 96KB ROM, using an 8088.
The smaller ones:
* A Psion Organiser II, either the full version or the industrial version with just a numeric keypad
* A MC68HC11E with 512B internal RAM and either 8KB or 32KB of external SRAM and a 16KB ROM.
* A TI Sensor Signal Processor with 576 **bits** of internal memory for variables and interpreter state, and a 4KB external EEPROM for program storage.
We ran the SSP in its non-custom-masked-part mode, where it had what was in effect a sort of VM, running internally an interpreter for a fairly conventional 8-bit assembly language.
It would nevertheless be most amusing if they said that they had got the JVM to run there...
Oracle has been sued by Plexada System Integrators in Nigeria for alleged breach of contract and failure to pay millions of dollars said to be owed for assisting with a Lagos State Government IT contract.
Plexada is seeking almost $56 million in denied revenue, damages, and legal costs for work that occurred from 2015 through 2020.
A partner at Plexada, filed a statement with the Lagos State High Court describing the dispute. The document, provided to The Register, accuses Oracle of retaliating against Plexada and trying to ruin the firm's business for seeking to be paid.
Oracle has impressed the markets with strong revenue growth for cloud infrastructure and applications-as-a-service.
However, Oracle is still struggling to gain a larger share of the global cloud market, where it lags behind AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.
Big Red's total revenue for Q4, which ended May 31, hit $11.8 billion, up 5 per cent on the same period a year ago. Total cloud revenue, including infrastructure and software-as-a-service, reached $2.9 billion, up 19 percent. Cloud ERP Fusion revenue increased 20 percent while NetSuite ERP cloud revenue grew 27 per cent.
Oracle has slimmed down its on-prem fully managed cloud offer to a smaller datacenter footprint for a sixth of the budget.
Snappily dubbed OCI Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer, the service was launched in 2020 and promised to run a private cloud inside a customer's datacenter, or one run by a third party. Paid for "as-a-service," the concept promised customers the flexibility of moving workloads seamlessly between the on-prem system and Oracle's public cloud for a $6 million annual fee and a minimum commitment of three years.
Big Red has now slashed the fee for a scaled-down version of its on-prem cloud to $1 million a year for a minimum period of four years.
Oracle has closed the acquisition of Cerner Corporation, a specialist in healthcare software, in a deal set to be worth $28.3 billion.
But as Larry Ellison, Oracle's chairman of the board and chief technology officer, is set to outline Oracle's strategy for its acquisition's role in healthcare in the coming days, Cerner customers are being warned to expect some surprises in renegotiating their contracts.
Last month, Cerner said it secured 331 new, expanded and extended client contracts in first quarter, including Ohio-based Blanchard Valley Health System and Virginia-based Mountain Health Network.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise must pay Oracle $30 million for copyright infringement after a jury found it guilty of providing customers with Solaris software updates without Big Red's permission.
The decision, which HPE may contest, is the culmination of a three-week trial in Oakland, California. However, the case was first raised years back when Oracle claimed HPE had offered illegal updates under a scheme devised by software support provider Terix, which settled its case in 2015 for almost $58 million.
In proceedings at the start of this week, Oracle’s lawyer, Christopher Yeates of Latham & Watkins LLP, pressed the eight-person jury to award his client $72 million for HPE using software not covered by a support contract, and for pinching clients, including Comcast.
Oracle is planning to build a national database of individuals' health records for the whole United States following its $28.3 billion acquisition of electronic health records specialist Cerner.
In a presentation, CTO and founder Larry Ellison said electronic health records for individual patients were stored by hospitals and physicians, and not replicated or shared between providers.
"We're going to solve this problem by putting a unified national health records database on top of all of these thousands of separate hospital databases," Ellison said.
The UK Home Office has awarded Oracle a £31.47 million ($39.5 million) contract to continue to run its HR and finance systems in the cloud.
The four-year software-as-a-service deal for Oracle's Fusion ERP system has been renewed to run from May 2022 to May 2026.
According to a tender notice, the award will provide "SaaS, Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service products for Metis," the internal name for the HR and finance system of the government department responsible for policing and border security.
MySQL pioneer Peter Zaitsev, an early employee of MySQL AB under the original open source database author Michael "Monty" Widenius, once found it easy to identify the enemy.
"In the early days of MySQL AB, we were there to get Oracle's ass. Our CEO Mårten Mickos was always telling us how we were going to get out there and replace all those Oracle database installations," Zaitsev told The Register.
Speaking at Percona Live, the open source database event hosted by the services company Zaitsev founded in 2006 and runs as chief exec, he said that situation had changed since Oracle ended up owning MySQL in 2010. This was as a consequence of its acquisition that year of Sun Microsystems, which had bought MySQL AB just two years earlier.
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Oracle's appeal to overturn a ruling ordering the IT giant to pay $3 billion in damages for violating a decades-old contract agreement.
In June 2011, back when HPE had not yet split from HP, the biz sued Oracle for refusing to add Itanium support to its database software. HP alleged Big Red had violated a contract agreement by not doing so, though Oracle claimed it explicitly refused requests to support Intel's Itanium processors at the time.
A lengthy legal battle ensued. Oracle was ordered to cough up $3 billion in damages in a jury trial, and appealed the decision all the way to the highest judges in America. Now, the Supreme Court has declined its petition.
A US class-action case claiming Oracle falsely inflated its cloud revenue by threatening customers with audits is set to continue after a federal judge approved the damages model proposed by the plaintiffs.
United States District Judge Beth Labson Freeman has certified an "out of pocket" approach to determining damages incurred by investors as a result of Oracle's alleged false statements about its cloud revenue. Oracle has consistently insisted the case – which dates back to 2018 – has no merit.
Oracle had argued that the City of Sunrise Firefighters' Pension Fund, which is bringing the case, had failed to meet the requirements to disclose its damages model.
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