It has been a tumultuous but interesting 2009 for Oracle. The company made perhaps its boldest acquisition to date in trying to buy Sun, followed by the torturous and still ongoing investigation of that deal by the European Commission. It delivered (or at least showed off) some long overdue applications such as PeopleSoft 9.1, Primavera project management software and its Fusion Applications and Release 2 of its flagship database the latter not so overdue. The company steadfastly stood by its 22% maintenance fees despite continued resentment from some corporate users, and its feisty chairman stubbornly, if not humorously, refused to acknowledge the term cloud computing in a couple of public forums.
Here is our list of what we thought were the top nine Oracle stories for 2009.
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