Databases


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.

Ensuring High Availability in Exchange Server 2010

Exchange Server 2010 incorporates a number of high-availability features that system admins will find useful, including a new database availability groups (DAG) feature.

Simple Is Best

Streamline your batch-management processes with ActiveBatch 7.

IBM Acquires Guardium, Adds Real-Time Compliance to Databases

IBM on Monday said it has acquired Guardium, a leading supplier of real-time database application monitoring software.

Microsoft Readies SQL Server 2008 R2 Feature-Complete Preview

Microsoft on Tuesday said it will release the feature-complete preview of SQL Server 2008 R2, the first major upgrade of its flagship database platform in nearly two years.

Clouds Done Right

Cloud platforms might offer cost savings and other benefits, but they can also have costly bottleneck issues.

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