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Why you should care that Oracle is buying Sun

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

However, today’s news that Oracle is going to buy Sun Microsystems has some very important implications. Sun bought MySQL AB (the company behind MySQL) last year for $1 Billion dollars, and therefore, MySQL AB now becomes a part of Oracle, it’s primary competition. For us, it’s generally much more removed.

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Alternatives to MySQL

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

For those of us that depend on MySQL everyday, the buyout of Sun (which had bought MySQL) by Oracle did not bode well. A decidedly biased survey by the folks behind PostgreSQL suggests that many people worry about the health of MySQL in Oracle’s hands. Switch to PostgreSQL.

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LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice.org

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

But then … Oracle bought Sun. And just like the fears that many in the MySQL community have had about the future of MySQL under Oracle’s watch (Oracle shut down the OpenSolaris project, for example), people were worried about the future of OpenOffice.org. You’ll read about that one here.).

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Donor Management Software Comparison: What’s Right for Your Nonprofit?

Neon CRM

Oracle NetSuite Social Impact Oracle is, of course, much more than a CRM. For those organizations that need donor management software, it offers Oracle NetSuite Social Impact. It’s also favored by some Canadian nonprofits looking for a domestic company to provide support.

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Dreamforce: Four big reasons to attend the Salesforce annual conference

Nimble AMS

See the band rock out in Oracle Park, with general admission included with your Dreamforce registration. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Need we say more? The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be headlining this year’s Dreamfest, which is the official concert of Dreamforce. What Dreamforce sessions should you attend?

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Bloomerang Appoints Tammy Hammond and Steve Byrnes to the Executive Leadership Team

Bloomerang

He previously served as a VP of Sales at SPS Commerce and at Oracle Corporation. He spent the past three years as Chief Sales Officer for Ascentis, a Software as a Service (SaaS) company in the mid-market Human Capital Management space.

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Bloomerang Appoints Ann Fellman as Chief Marketing Officer

Bloomerang

” She previously served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Code42, Product Manager at Rimage Corporation, Principal Product Director at Oracle and Manager of Member Services at the Minnesota High Tech Association.