Databases


SQL Server 2008 R2 'Madison' Undergoing Final Tests

Microsoft on Friday announced that it had released the final Parallel Data Warehouse version of SQL Server 2008 R2 to testers.

Microsoft Dropping Itanium Support

Microsoft plans to end the support it provides on three of its flagship software products for Intel's Itanium processor.

SQL Server 2008 R2: April Launch Brings May Release

Even though the product will actually hit the market sometime in May, Microsoft will kick off a "launch tour" of SQL Server 2008 R2 on April 21, 2010.

Ballmer Guns for the Cloud

Microsoft is betting its business on cloud computing, which will power everything from the Xbox and Windows Phone 7 to Windows, Office and a massive data center in a box.

SQL Q&A: Users Questions Answered

Exploring distributed transactions, performance counters and SQL backups.

Azure and BPOS: Clearing the Fog Around Microsoft's Cloud Computing Offerings

A closer look at the Windows Azure Platform and the Business Productivity Online Suite.

Building Massively Scalable Grids

When done right, Enterprise Data Grids offer utility-style computing and easy expansion.

Microsoft To Release New SQL Server Service Packs

Microsoft on Friday announced when it will release new service packs for two of its SQL Server products.

Oracle Outlines Sun Integration Plan

Oracle on Wednesday laid out its plans for integrating Sun's software and hardware systems into its own product lineup.

Windows 8 Release Date Possibly Leaked

A former Microsoft employee apparently disclosed RTM dates for future Microsoft products, including "Office 2012," "Windows Server 2012" and "Windows 8."

Oracle-Sun Road Map Will Focus on Bundles

Oracle plans to invest heavily in developing and selling hardware bundled with applications and database software.

Oracle-Sun Deal Gets Green Light

The European Commission today cleared Oracle's $7.4 billion agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems, paving the way for the two companies to close the deal.

SQL Server 2008 R2 To Ship in May

Microsoft on Tuesday said SQL Server 2008 R2, the next version of its database, will be generally available in May.

Microsoft Woos MySQL Users with Migration Tool

A free toolkit helps database users migrate from MySQL to Microsoft's SQL Server database on-premise or in the cloud.

Microsoft Begins Commercial Rollout of Azure Cloud Services

Microsoft is starting the initial phase of commercializing its cloud computing platform this month.

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