Microsoft is scrapping its cloud-based SQL Data Services effort and moving to a pure relational model.
FathomDB, an obscure two-person company, last week launched its own cloud-based relational database service.
Earlier this month, BeyondTrust released a report on security threats to IT shops running Microsoft software.
After months of mounting dissatisfaction with the way Sun Microsystems was evolving the MySQL database, the founders of the popular open source vendor have decided to move on.
Microsoft expects to fix Internet Explorer, SQL Server and Visio in its upcoming February security patch.
One bright spot in the IT economy appears to be virtualization, with leading provider VMware today announcing that its yearly revenue rose 42 percent in 2008 to $1.9 billion. Fourth quarter revenues were a "solid" $515 million -- up 25 percent over last year.
Microsoft will discontinue its PerformancePoint business intelligence product and will merge its function into SharePoint Server, the company said late last week.
Offers centralized repository of publicly available scientific, demographic and medical data that can be integrated into AWS cloud-based applications.
Datacenter managers in both the public and private sectors report being caught between increasing demands for performance and shrinking budgets, according to a Symantec study.
Microsoft's January security update contains one patch to stave off potential remote code execution attacks.
Database software vendor FileMaker Inc. released a new version of its namesake product at this week's Macworld Expo.
Organizations need a commitment to security and better implementation of security tools, experts say.
Redmond continues to investigate a new zero-day bug affecting popular database application SQL Server.
Microsoft ratcheted up its product support for SQL Server 2005 by releasing Service Pack 3 (SP3) on Monday, along with SP3 Cumulative Update 1.
Microsoft released a beta version of its Code Analysis Tool and Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library for developers.