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  • Oracle chief architect to reveal MySQL strategy

    MySQL users are set to receive fresh information about Oracle's road map for the open-source database during a keynote address by Chief Corporate Architect Edward Screven at Tuesday's O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, California.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus09 April 10 04:28
  • Rackspace hires to align with MySQL offshoot

    A number of former Sun Microsystems employees who worked on Drizzle, an offshoot of the MySQL open-source database, have ended up at cloud infrastructure provider Rackspace, where they will continue their efforts, developer Jay Pipes wrote in a blog post Monday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 March 10 06:41
  • IBM to debut info management software

    Next month, IBM will release a beta version of a software application designed to keep track of how information flows across different systems, sending alerts when source data has been altered or isn't properly ingested into some target system or report.

    Written by Joab Jackson04 Feb. 10 06:07
  • Sybase joins in-memory database fray

    The new version of Sybase's flagship database system software, released Wednesday, will be the first version that can be run entirely within working memory.

    Written by Joab Jackson28 Jan. 10 06:02
  • European Union clears Oracle's purchase of Sun

    The European Commission granted Oracle an unconditional approval to take over Sun Microsystems on Thursday, following a controversial and drawn out examination of the deal.The deal still awaits approval in other jurisdictions, including Russia and China, but approval in the European Union is a big step forward for a deal hailed by some as transformational for the entire software industry, and by others as the killer of one of the most successful open source programs in the world, the MySQL database.

    Written by Paul Meller21 Jan. 10 22:50
  • Oracle's pledges on MySQL are 'purely cosmetic', say critics

    Oracle's latest commitments designed to address the European Commission's concerns regarding its acquisition of Sun Microsystems and the MySQL database are paper thin, and even if they were confirmed they wouldn't safeguard MySQL's future, said Florian Mueller, an outspoken critic of the deal, on Monday.

    Written by Paul Meller15 Dec. 09 06:08
  • IBM buys database security firm Guardium

    IBM has acquired database security vendor Guardium, it said Monday, confirming earlier reports. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus01 Dec. 09 07:39
  • Crunching data on the cheap

    Data-warehousing software systems are expensive, but many enterprises have nonetheless been willing to dig deep, betting that analytics will provide new insights into their business and a competitive advantage.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus26 Nov. 09 07:03
  • Sybase smooths enterprise path for iPhones

    Sybase is extending its Afaria mobile-device management platform and database software to the Apple iPhone, taking advantage of new enterprise features in Version 3.1 of the iPhone's software to give IT departments more control and capabilities on the popular handset.

    Written by Stephen Lawson04 Nov. 09 08:16
  • MySQL cofounder says Oracle should sell database

    Oracle should resolve antitrust concerns over its acquisition of Sun Microsystems by selling open-source database MySQL to a suitable third party, its cofounder and creator Michael "Monty" Widenius said in a blog post on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs20 Oct. 09 07:52
  • Former DuPont researcher hit with federal data theft charges

    A former research scientist at DuPont USA who is <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9137780/DuPont_sues_Chinese_scientist_for_trade_secret_theft">already facing civil charges</a> for allegedly attempting to steal corporate secrets from the company, has been hit with a federal criminal complaint on the same charges.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan07 Oct. 09 07:20