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This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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eweek article: Oracle Users Take Aim at High Costs, Security Silence

An interesting article posted yesterday to eweek and written by Lisa Vaas discusses the new report by Techtel Corp published earlier this month written by Mike Kelly that discusses features, service, support, standards and compatibility, vendor reliability and accountability, pricing and licensing. Mike Kelly said Oracle came out much lower on all the items being compared than IBM. The article is over two pages,,1759,1651206,00.asp - (broken link) page 1 and page 2. The second page will be of most interest to those with an interest in Oracle security.

Security is the latest concern for customers of Oracle Yuhanna says. The article discussed the first of monthly patch set releases and Craig Read suggests that most customers are disgruntled with Oracles lack of detail and information on the security patch set. The article makes interesting reading, it goes on to say that 90% of the user community say they were not informed about the patch set release and were unhappy about the lack of detail.