Oracle has ended a legal spat with former partner CedarCrestone, in a case that went to court earlier this year.
The case started in September 2012, and saw Oracle allege last year that the firm had stolen intellectual property relating to updates for tax and regulatory software owned by Oracle.
CedarCrestone strongly denied these accusations and said Oracle had engaged in an "unlawful and systematic attack" against third-party support firms.
However, the dispute has now been settled. In a terse statement on Oracle’s website the firm states: “Oracle and CedarCrestone, Inc. announce that they have amicably resolved the litigation between them. The terms of the settlement are confidential.”
The case has echoes of a similar legal spat between Oracle and SAP regarding the theft of code by the German firm's former partner TomorrowNow.
As well as ending the legal spat, Oracle has also been busy updating its products, with an upgrade to its Database 12c platform by offering wider management support with its Oracle Enterprise Manager platform.
The Database 12c service was announced at the start of July and offers a multi-tenant architecture within the cloud, which the firm said will be key for transitioning the platform to hosted services.
By adding the Enterprise Manager platform the firm said it could further support customers using the service by providing greater IT management.
This includes the ability to “consolidate, clone and manage many databases as one,” and improve IT productivity by reducing the time it takes to perform administrative tasks as well as providing the ability to identify and resolve issues with diagnostics and analysis capabilities.
Sushil Kumar, vice president of Product Strategy and Business Development at Oracle, said that adding the management tools would help customers better mange the platform as its use grows.
“As enterprises continue to implement private clouds, IT management is becoming increasingly complex and costly. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is being used by organisations around the world for its broad set of cloud-enabling and management capabilities,” he said.
“By extending Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to enable managing ‘many as one’, with the new database release, Oracle is making it even easier for customers to significantly reduce IT management costs, avoid critical issues and outages and free up resources for other business-critical tasks.”
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