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  • Oracle, Sun launch high-end OLTP server

    Oracle has launched a high-end database and storage system that it co-developed with Sun Microsystems, the companies' first joint product since announcing their plans to merge almost five months ago.

    Written by James Niccolai16 Sept. 09 10:49
  • Sun tussles with de-duplication startup

    Sun Microsystems is suing startup GreenBytes for allegedly claiming that Sun stole its data de-duplication technology.

    Written by Stephen Lawson15 July 09 09:22
  • Sun's Rock doomed from start, analysts say

    Sun's development Rock processor was a troubled project that may never have stood a chance, analysts said following reports that the chip had been axed.

    Written by Agam Shah18 June 09 09:27
  • Aussie SkyMapper Telescope to “open new windows of exploration”

    SkyMapper, a newly-launched Australian observatory is playing a key role in the Southern Sky Survey project, a five-year initiative to map and study the observable universe from the southern hemisphere. Yet while Skymapper has the potential to find objects as large as Pluto drifting in our outer solar system and quasi-stellar objects on the far edge of the universe, scientists say the project is equally important because it heralds the arrival of a new era in astronomy -- one where researchers can draw on freely available online data about the universe instead of having to wait months, or even years, for a chance to observe the night sky through a billion-dollar physical telescope. The project is also powered by some serious IT and relies heavily on the open source community to run. It will also create one of Australia's largest databases at around 470 terabytes.

    Written by Tim Lohman15 June 09 12:38
  • Oracle Aims to Be the Apple of Data Centre Hardware

    Oracle argues that its purchase of Sun will lead to better integrated and more efficient data centre appliances -- with all the user-friendliness of Apple iPhones. But analysts are not so sure.

    Written by Robert Lemos12 May 09 02:44