Chris KanaracusU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.

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InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

InfiniDB explored "all possible investment options" before calling it a day, CEO says

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SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

Buying Concur 'is the best business case I've ever put in front of the board,' McDermott says

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SAP buying Concur for $8.3 billion to boost cloud portfolio

The travel and expense software vendor had reportedly been shopping for a potential buyer

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down as CEO, Catz, Hurd named co-CEOs

Ellison will become CTO and executive chairman of Oracle, while two of the company's management team will lead the company.

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Microsoft plots Dynamics CRM update with an eye on marketing, global expansion

CRM Online will be available in 130 markets by the end of the year, Microsoft says

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Infor plots move into cloud financials in strike against Workday

Financials Xi will provide a broad and modern suite of applications with no need to 'bolt-on' more, Infor says

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SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

Hadoop support and a tie-in to BusinessObjects are among the highlights

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County set to rip and replace troubled SAP software system

SAP's software is used successfully by thousands of government agencies, a spokesman maintains

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Oracle completes Micros acquisition, forms new global business unit

Oracle makes a big push into hospitality and retail with the addition of Micros

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Salesforce.com launches $100 million venture capital fund

The money will go to startups building mobile applications on Salesforce.com's Salesforce1 platform

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Tibco going up against Oracle, IBM and Adobe with new customer engagement platform

Tibco Engage seeks to go beyond mere customer loyalty programs

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Tibco confirms it is exploring 'strategic and financial alternatives'

Potential acquirers of the software vendor include SAP, Hewlett-Packard and even Infosys, according to one analyst

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Workday continues push against Oracle, SAP in financial apps

A new Composite Reporting feature could help the cloud software upstart continue its move upmarket

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Salesforce.com says wearables push is catching on with customers, partners

The vendor is planning to prominently feature apps for wearable devices at the upcoming Dreamforce conference

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Teradata continues big data buying spree, scoops up Think Big Analytics

The acquisition gives Teradata's consulting arm an injection of Hadoop and NoSQL know-how