Databases


Microsoft's $60B Year-End Revenue Dogged by Search Costs

Microsoft's fiscal fourth-quarter and 2008 year-end financial results were announced in a Webcast on Thursday.

Oracle Releases Critical Updates

Oracle has released the latest quarterly round of critical patches for all its products.

Embarcadero Releases SQL Optimizer

In its first product release since acquiring Borland's CodeGear business, Embarcadero Technologies Inc. this week released a new tool set designed to help developers optimize SQL code in databases.

Q&A: Fausto Ibarra Takes SQL Server Reins

New director of product management talks up database and hints at future technologies.

Sentrigo Offers Help for Database Patching Woes

Sentrigo Inc. released its new Hedgehog vPatch database security software product on Tuesday.

Microsoft Says SQL Server 2008 To Ship This Quarter

Redmond divulges tidbits of SQL Server 2008 release information at this week's Worldwide Partner Conference.

Greene Out at VMware

In a move that sent shock waves across the virtualization market, VMware's board of directors announced that Diane Greene, the company's co-founder, president and CEO, will be replaced by Paul Maritz, a 14-year veteran of Microsoft and head of EMC's Cloud Division.

Partners: An 'Essential' Element in Microsoft's SMB Plans

Microsoft used the occasion of its 2008 Worldwide Partner Conference today to announce that November 12 will be the official launch date of Windows Essential Server Solutions, which are all-in-one software solutions for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) based on Windows Server 2008 and other Microsoft server technologies.

Microsoft Warns of ActiveX Exploit in Access

On Monday, a day ahead of its monthly patch release, Microsoft issued a security advisory specific to its database program in Microsoft Office.

Hyper-V Made Available

Microsoft's first major push into the virtualization space officially kicks off today, as Hyper-V has been released to manufacturing (RTM).

Microsoft Advisory Targets SQL Injection Attacks

Microsoft on Tuesday issued a new security advisory after the discovery of "a recent escalation in a class of attacks" targeting Web sites.

Majority of Data Breaches Go Unnoticed, Study Finds

Verizon Business reports that more than half of the data breaches on enterprise systems go undetected and are caused by general negligence and lax security.

Microsoft Announces New Master-Level Cert Track

Masters series aims to fill gap between Professional series and Architect series of certifications.

RC0 Version of SQL Server 2008 Available

Microsoft rolled out Release Candidate 0 (RC0) of SQL Server 2008, which is available for evaluation by developers and database administrators who want an early look at the relational database management system.

Microsoft Starts Global Rollout of Retail Consumer Web Sites

Microsoft Corp. is now selling its wares directly to consumers.

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