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Oracle’s founder and chief technology officer Larry Ellison put on his best salesman act Tuesday during his second keynote at the tech giant's OpenWorld gabfest – this time playing up the impact high-profile IT security breaches have had on organisations and increasing concerns over state hackers. “The people we’re competing …

  1. Anonymous Blowhard

    “A Linux log has a different format to an Oracle database log; that’s why it’s so bloody hard for an analyst to go through all these records and figure out what’s going on.”

    So Oracle are changing their log format to be the same as Linux? That's completely within Larry's powers, I think; so let's see what happens...

  2. tfewster Silver badge

    Larry makes some interesting points

    .. but nothing particularly new to the world, and he glosses over the hard parts - e.g. is an activity spike an attack or the result of a sales promotion?

    "Machine learning technologies will be used to detect normal patterns in the data, and take programmed actions when an anomaly is identified"

    Yeah, the hard part is working out the rules and responses. But if Oracle Corp can pre-populate many of those from their Sun & DB teams experiences, that knowledge is a saleable product (A bit like Splunk Apps)

    I wish them luck!

    P.S. What _is_ the "general ledger"? The servers? The database? The front end app? Crack the problem of describing that (a CMDB?) and you're a long way towards using natural language.

  3. Mad Mike

    'Drop a log'

    Am I the only person who would dearly love to drop a log onto Oracles cloud or indeed, Oracle as a whole? Given the 'love' for them in the industry as a whole, they could soon be waist deep in ................. 'logs'.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: 'Drop a log'

      What rolls down stairs

      alone or in pairs,

      and over your neighbor's dog?

      What's great for a snack,

      And fits on your back?

      It's log, log, log

      It's log, it's log,

      It's big, it's heavy, it's wood.

      It's log, it's log, it's better than bad, it's good.

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