Oracle and SAP may be back in court on June 18 to begin a retrial of Oracle's corporate theft lawsuit involving SAP's former TomorrowNow subsidiary.
Oracle's acquisition is intended to boost its recently announced Public Cloud with customer-service software.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveiled a public cloud service that will run its Fusion Applications and others -- and delivered a withering broadside against rivals.
UPDATE: Oracle may unveil its own platform-as-a-service offering next week, setting it in competition with Microsoft's Azure, Salesforce's Heroku and many other smaller services.
Oracle and Google will engage in another attempt to settle their lawsuit over alleged Java patent and copyright violations in the Android mobile OS.
Cautious optimism were the watchwords as Oracle this week completed its purchase of Sun Microsystems. Both MySQL and OpenOffice have survived, for now.
The leading database vendor retained strong market share in 2007, but faces increasing competition from low-cost, open source alternatives.