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  • USENIX: Unstable code can lead to security vulnerabilities

    As if tracking down bugs in a complex application isn't difficult enough, programmers now must worry about a newly emerging and potentially dangerous trap, one in which a program compiler simply eliminates chunks of code it doesn't understand, often without alerting the programmer of the missing functionality.

    Written by Joab Jackson20 June 14 06:45
  • Oracle CEO Larry Ellison wades into the in-memory database wars

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is taking the fight to IBM, Microsoft and SAP in the burgeoning in-memory database market with a new option the company says can deliver dramatic performance boosts without requiring changes to applications.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus11 June 14 03:19
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 finally arrives on Amazon's cloud

    Enterprises can now run Windows Server 2012 R2 on Amazon's cloud, taking advantage of features such as tiered storage, and they can also combine the OS with SQL Server 2014.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs05 June 14 00:28
  • CIOs Should Push Big Data Projects but Prioritize Privacy

    Last month, the White House released its 90-day review of big data and privacy, renewing the call for a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights along with a number of other policy recommendations.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud03 June 14 05:43
  • Amazon wants to run your high-performance databases

    Amazon Web Services is making a pitch for enterprises' high-performance databases to run on its infrastructure, launching new instances optimized for the task.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs29 May 14 21:33
  • Oracle weaves Fabric for MySQL clustering

    Oracle has released a framework that allows multiple copies of the MySQL database to work in tandem, making it easier for organizations to easily run live backup databases and scale MySQL across multiple servers.

    Written by Joab Jackson28 May 14 01:58
  • The Couchbase database goes mobile

    Couchbase is extending NoSQL to mobile devices with a new product suite that allows an app developer to install its database directly on the device itself, allowing apps to function even when they're not connected to the Internet.

    Written by Joab Jackson22 May 14 09:14
  • New PostgreSQL guns for NoSQL market

    Embracing the widely used JSON data-exchange format, the new version of the PostgreSQL open-source database takes aim at the growing NoSQL market of nonrelational data stores, notably the popular MongoDB.

    Written by Joab Jackson16 May 14 02:48
  • SAP after Sikka: The big questions

    The abrupt departure of SAP technology chief Vishal Sikka has prompted a number of questions about the vendor's strategy, particularly in regard to the Hana in-memory computing platform, and what it could mean for customers.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus06 May 14 04:57
  • SAP giving Ariba an in-memory energy boost with Hana

    SAP is making good on a promise to migrate its Ariba e-commerce software to the Hana in-memory computing platform, and says an initial step has already produced staggering performance improvements.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus29 April 14 23:31