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  • Terracotta adds search to cached databases

    The latest company to merge analytics and transactions into a single operation, Terracotta has added search functionality into the latest version of its Ehcache Java cache software.

    Written by Joab Jackson18 Feb. 11 08:29
  • Amazon to offer Oracle's database in the cloud

    Oracle's database will be available in the second quarter as part of Amazon Web Services' Relational Database Service, the companies announced Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus02 Feb. 11 00:45
  • EMC's Greenplum offers 'big data' tools at no charge

    EMC is now offering a community edition of its Greenplum data warehousing platform, as well as algorithms and data mining tools for working with large data sets, at no charge, the company announced Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus01 Feb. 11 16:02
  • New Cassandra can pack two billion columns into a row

    The cadre of volunteer developers behind the Cassandra distributed database have released the latest version of their open source software, able to hold up to 2 billion columns per row.

    Written by Joab Jackson15 Jan. 11 03:34
  • Oracle angles MySQL for Web apps

    With the release of MySQL version 5.5, Oracle is marketing the open-source database for Web application duties, while targeting its namesake Oracle database for enterprise applications.

    Written by Joab Jackson16 Dec. 10 07:57
  • Salesforce.com at turning point as Dreamforce begins

    Salesforce.com enters this year's Dreamforce conference riding a wave of rapid growth and increasing technological breadth, but much work remains ahead of it, analysts say.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus07 Dec. 10 08:28
  • BMC buys GridApp for cloud database automation

    BMC Software announced Friday it has purchased GridApp Systems, maker of software tools for database provisioning, patching and management in physical and cloud deployments. Terms were not disclosed.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Dec. 10 00:48
  • Ticketmaster unfazed by odd band names

    If you can't quite spell Hannah Montana or Boyz II Men you're not alone. But Ticketmaster found it doesn't pay to be too strict about spelling and modified its search engine to accommodate creative alternatives. Managers of enterprise and website search services could do well to follow Ticketmaster's lead.

    Written by Joab Jackson30 Nov. 10 11:06
  • Netflix turns from Oracle, IBM to Amazon to save cash

    Netflix moved some of its most crucial IT operations over to Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud in order to save money and gain flexibility compared to using more Oracle software and IBM iron.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus25 Nov. 10 05:52
  • Oracle defends MySQL support pricing changes

    Oracle may have raised the price of an entry-level support contract for its MySQL database, but customers are going to get a lot more than they did from former owner Sun Microsystems, according to an official blog post Wednesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus12 Nov. 10 05:00
  • Sybase IQ updated for parallel processing

    Database vendor Sybase is upgrading its column-oriented database, Sybase IQ, to run on a massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture.

    Written by Joab Jackson11 Nov. 10 04:25
  • Oracle praised for switch on VMware RAC support

    Oracle has reportedly changed its position on support for its RAC (Real Application Clusters) software running in VMware virtualized environments, saying it will provide it under certain circumstances.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus11 Nov. 10 06:43
  • CA relinquishes last stake in Ingres

    CA Technologies has sold off its remaining 20 percent stake in Ingres to venture capital firm Garnett & Helfrich Capital, which is now the open-source database company's sole owner.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Nov. 10 06:24
  • Scott McNealy talks Java, Oracle and Larry Ellison

    Scott McNealy has kept a low profile since Oracle bought his company earlier this year, but on Wednesday the former chairman and CEO of Sun Microsystems shared some thoughts on the acquisition.

    Written by James Niccolai04 Nov. 10 11:57