Databases


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.

Microsoft, Amazon Poised for Cloud Battle

Just weeks before Microsoft is expected to launch SQL Azure, Amazon on Tuesday said it will let customers host relational data in its EC2 cloud service using MySQL.

Huge October Security Patch Arrives

October has proved to be the month of record, landing one whopper of a Patch Tuesday.

Microsoft and Capgemini Ink ERP Partner Deal

Microsoft and Capgemini announced a partnership deal on Friday that aims to better integrate Microsoft's software with SAP's enterprise resource planning solutions.

Vendors Rip Microsoft Over Alleged Security Issues

Software security vendors like to point to glitches in Microsoft products, but they don't always get much acknowledgment from Redmond.

Microsoft Offers SQL Server 2008 R2 Test Bits

Subscribers to Microsoft's TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network services can now get their hands on the first community technology preview of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Hits New Lows in 4Q Report

Microsoft's financials continued to decline, with the company reporting $13.1 billion in revenue for its fiscal fourth-quarter -- a 17 percent decrease compared with last year's fourth quarter.

Intel's Xeon Adds Metal to Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Microsoft and Intel on Wednesday touted the ability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM to expand to meet multiple user needs when powered by Intel's Xeon 5500 processor.

Tech-Ed: Windows Timeline Unveiled at Keynote

The opening keynote address at Tech-Ed on Monday featured Bill Veghte, senior vice president of Windows business, who described a number of upcoming milestones for Microsoft's new products.

SQL Server To Get Real-Time Boost

The next release of Microsoft's SQL Server database, code-named "Kilimanjaro," will offer master data management (MDM) and support real-time data feeds for business intelligence (BI), reporting and analytics, the company revealed today.

Middleware Market Hits the Brakes in 2009

The middleware software market has entered the slow lane in 2009, according to a Gartner report announced on Wednesday.

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