Oracle To Pay HP Enterprise $3 Billion in Itanium Case
California jury awarded @HewlettPackardEnterprise ( #HPE ) $3 billion in damages from @Oracle Corp. yesterday. The jury found that #Oracle breached a contract between the two companies resulting in lost revenues for HPE’s Itanium server line. The decision gave HPE the full amount in had sought in restitution from Oracle. Jurors in state court in San Jose, California, arrived at the unanimous verdict after only five hours of deliberation, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. Oracle, meanwhile, has said it plans to appeal the judgment. The case stems from a 2011 decision by Oracle to end support for HP servers running the HP-UX operating system on Intel’s Itanium chips, including support for the company’s database and Linux distribution. The companies first went to court over the matter in 2012, at which time a judge determined that a contract had existed between them and ordered Oracle to resume support for the software.