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CA Looks To Broaden Use of Modeling Tool to Data Integration, Cloud

CA Technologies last week updated its ERwin modeling tool with an eye toward broadening its use beyond database developers.

New Oracle SQL Data Modeler Integrates Subversion

Oracle on Monday released a new version of its SQL Developer Data Modeler that integrates the open source version control software Subversion.

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.

Survey: Oracle Not So Bad for Java and MySQL

The results of a survey published this week seem to indicate that early concerns about the fate of Java and MySQL in the hands of Oracle have abated, at least for the present.

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.

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.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Released to IT Pros

Microsoft released versions of SQL Server 2008 R2 products to IT professionals on Monday.

New Type 5 JDBC Driver Aimed at Data-Driven Java Apps

Progress Software has launched a new Type 5 JDBC driver, which the company is billing as an industry first.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Set to Analyze Mountains of Data, Coming in May

Developers with Visual Studio 2010 can package data-tier application components, including tables, views and stored procedures, as a single unit of deployment.

Oracle Reassures Developers about Future of MySQL

Oracle said Thursday it will increase its investment in the open-source MySQL database it acquired with its purchase of Sun Microsystems.

SQL Server 2008 R2 'Madison' Undergoing Final Tests

Microsoft on Friday announced that it had released the final Parallel Data Warehouse version of SQL Server 2008 R2 to testers.

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.

Oracle-Sun Road Map Will Focus on Bundles

Oracle plans to invest heavily in developing and selling hardware bundled with applications and database software.