Databases


UPDATE: Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Hits Metal Next Month

The parallel data warehouse edition of Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 R2 solution will soon see the light of day.

SQL Server 2008 SP2 Now Available

Microsoft today released Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Kills Key Components of the 'Oslo' Modeling Platform

It's no surprise that 'Oslo', also known as SQL Server Modeling, has not survived the on-going battle of competing data platform strategies at Microsoft.

Hurd Resurfaces at Oracle

Oracle has hired former HP CEO Mark Hurd as co-president.

Microsoft PowerPivot: Making Excel Analytics Work

A new component in SQL Server 2008 R2 gives users the autonomy to set up business intelligence functionality in Excel without taking control of the process away from IT.

Microsoft Offers New SQL Server Migration Tools

Microsoft today updated some of its free tools to help users move to Microsoft SQL Server and released a new Oracle MySQL migration tool.

Microsoft Issues New Windows Security Advisories

Microsoft issued even more details about Windows security concerns, even after releasing its August security update on Tuesday.

Does Your Company Have Intelligence?

B.I. projects can be complex and expensive, but there are increasing options for smaller shops -- with big payoffs.

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Released

Microsoft last week released the next version of a free tool that provides upgrade advice for those using the company's flagship software products.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Small Business Server Previews

Microsoft on Monday announced two new "previews" to come for its Windows Small Business Server product suite.

Coming This Fall: Windows Azure Cloud Appliances

Addressing one of the key objectives of cloud computing, Microsoft today said its Windows Azure platform will be available as an appliance that can run on customer and partner premises.

Get Ready to Upgrade to SharePoint 2010: A Planning Guide

You may be tempted to jump right into a SharePoint 2010 upgrade, but it requires a substantial amount of planning. This will guide you through the upgrade planning process.

Build Your Own 'Skunk Works' Business Intelligence Project with SQL

How to use SQL Server to build a business intelligence (BI) platform without getting your organization's top brass involved.

SAP To Acquire Sybase

SAP will acquire database vendor Sybase Inc. for $5.8 billion in cash, a 44 percent premium in the company's closing price Wednesday.

Microsoft Offers Evaluation Kit for 2010 Products

Microsoft is offering a kit designed to streamline the evaluation process for orgs considering its new software products.

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