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Fortinet Helps DBAs Sniff Out DB Exploits

New security appliance gives DBAs a leg up on flaws and vulnerabilities lurking in corporate database management systems.

Microsoft Outlines Next-Generation Databases

Microsoft kicked off its BI Conference this week in Seattle with news that it's planning to enhance the BI capabilities in the next version of SQL Server database.

Oracle To Sell Hardware

Oracle launches HP Oracle Exadata Storage Server and the HP Oracle Database Machine.

Cloud Computing Leaving Relational Databases Behind

One thing you won't find underlying a cloud computing initiative is a relational database. And this is no accident: Relational databases are ill-suited for use within cloud computing environments.

SQL Injection Attack Hits BusinessWeek Site

Security firm Sophos disclosed on Monday that BusinessWeek magazine's Web site had been hacked.

Microsoft, IBM and EMC Team on ECM Interop Spec

The companies plan to foster an interoperability spec for ECM systems through OASIS.

BizTalk Server 2009 To Arrive Before July

Microsoft described rollout plans for BizTalk, which can be used to enable service-oriented architectures.

Web Sites Rife with Unpatched Vulnerabilities

Although the overall number of vulnerabilities being discovered in software appears to be leveling off or even dropping, two recent reports on Web security say that the overwhelming majority of Web sites studied still have unpatched vulnerabilities that could expose visitors to malicious code.

SQL Injection Attacks on the Rise

MessageLabs reports that the number of SQL injection attacks spiked sharply last month.

Oracle Launches WebLogic Server 10g 3

Revamped BEA software will be key part of company's SOA, BPM and WebCenter suites.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 to Manufacturing, IT Pros

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2008 to manufacturing and, as an evaluation edition, to subscribers of its Microsoft Development Network and TechNet services

Tooling Around in Your Database

These products can help make your occasional forays into the world of databases much easier to take.

Analysis: Behind Microsoft's DATAllegro Acquisition

You've already snapped up Microsoft-branded mice, keyboards and gaming consoles. Is a Microsoft data warehouse (DW) appliance in your future?

Open Source Needs Better Security Focus, Study Says

The open source software community lags behind the commercial software sector in secure code development, according to a recent study of some commonly used open source packages.

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.

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