It’s been another busy week for Oracle. According to its most recent figures, things are rattling along well for the software giant in the financial software services sector, with its consolidated operating income for the year 09/10 for Oracle Financial in India up 36% on last year’s figures.
With those figures in mind, Oracle looks set to expand its reach within India further. Real estate sources report that Oracle has just leased 3.5 square feet of commercial space at Kalyani Magnum in JP Nagar.
Oracle shows no signs of flagging in its worldwide expansion either; in India, the company has just released Oracle Argus Safety Japan 6.0, which is the latest version of its phamracovigilance solution. This will be available for health sciences organisations as well as global companies operating in Japan, and includes new capabilities to help facilitate regulatory compliance and support pharmacovigilance operational excellence initiatives. The software, which is part of the Oracle Argus Safety Suite, is specifically tailored for use in Japan.
Meanwhile, Oracle still faces some anxiety from Sun users following the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle in January. This week, Oracle was soothing Sun StorageTek tape users’ fears that they will be left behind by the Oracle takeover. StorageTek customers who are part of the Large Tape Users Group (LTUG) attended a three day session with Oracle in Broomfield, CO. Here, they were briefed by Oracle on the new tape formats coming out this year, which will provide larger capacities and faster I/O rates.
So, far from taking over the earth and leaving Sun users in the dark, Oracle seems to be able to do it all without forgetting who their new customers are and what their needs will be this year.