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  • Oracle data grid scales .NET to new heights

    A new version of Oracle's data grid software will allow Microsoft .NET applications to scale to the same large multi-server environments long enjoyed by Java enterprise applications, according to Oracle.

    Written by Joab Jackson15 July 10 06:30
  • Study: Most MySQL users not too worried about Oracle

    The MySQL community is mostly neutral or positive about the open-source database's prospects under Oracle's stewardship, according to a newly released study.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 July 10 04:08
  • CouchDB NoSQL database ready for production use

    The first fully production-ready nonrelational, or NoSQL, database, called CouchDB, has been released, the corporate sponsor of the project, Couchio, announced on Wednesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson15 July 10 05:06
  • Oracle to issue 59 critical patches

    Oracle on Tuesday will release 59 patches to fix security weaknesses affecting hundreds of products, according to <a href="http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpujul2010.html">a notice</a> on its Web site.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus13 July 10 05:37
  • Oracle's Exadata delivering on hype for LinkShare

    Oracle's claims about its Exadata database machine's performance capabilities are merited, but in order to get the benefits, customers have to do more than flip a switch, according to a customer and consultant who are working with the platform.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus08 July 10 06:18
  • New Postgres to add the polish

    With the impending release of version 9.0 of the open-source Postgres database, due in mid-August, the developers behind the project are hoping that the new features will attract more interest from enterprises.

    Written by Joab Jackson07 July 10 04:01
  • SAP extends Sybase offer, awaits EU approval

    SAP said Friday that it has extended its US$5.8 billion bid for Sybase while it awaits approval under European merger regulations.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus05 July 10 04:37
  • SkySQL joins ranks of MySQL support providers

    MySQL users now have another choice for support besides Oracle, which acquired the open-source database through its purchase of Sun Microsystems.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus05 July 10 05:20
  • Cloudera preps Hadoop for the enterprise

    Cloudera has unveiled a new set of Hadoop management tools, called Cloudera Enterprise, that the company will offer for an annual subscription fee, it announced on Tuesday. It has also updated its open-source distribution package of Hadoop.

    Written by Joab Jackson30 June 10 00:07
  • EnterpriseDB serves all-you-can-socket PostGres special

    EnterpriseDB, which offers a supported version of the open-source PostGres database, is now offering unlimited subscriptions that will allow organizations to run as many copies of the database server software as they desire. Total cost? US$40,000 per year.

    Written by Joab Jackson03 June 10 05:02
  • VoltDB OLTP database exits beta

    VoltDB, a new open-source database for large-scale transaction processing, emerged from beta on Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus26 May 10 05:46
  • SAP co-CEO defends price of Sybase deal

    Contrary to the opinions of some analysts, US$5.8 billion is not too much for SAP to pay for mobile and database technology vendor Sybase, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott said during a press conference at the Sapphire conference in Orlando on Monday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus18 May 10 04:40
  • SAP reportedly buying Sybase for $6 billion

    SAP is nearing a deal to buy mobile and database vendor Sybase for roughly US$6 billion, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing two individuals with knowledge of the company's plans.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus13 May 10 05:56