Numerous software suppliers last week took the wraps off new Eclipse-based tools, and a few were brought to cloud-based services.
A Microsoft official took umbrage on Thursday to an "open standards" initiative proposed by a coalition of cloud computing technology providers.
Looking to give a boost to applications that rely on Microsoft's ODBC standard, DataDirect Technologies this week released version 6.0 of its DataDirect Connect for OBDC.
Updates to the Web Platform Installer and ISS 7 Web server were announced at Microsoft's MIX09 event.
In his keynote at MIX09, Microsoft's Scott Guthrie pointed to many new features for data-oriented applications in Silverlight 3.
The BSIMM maturity model sheds light on how enterprises are implementing security initiatives in their internal software development efforts
A new option for Amazon's EC2 service allows customers to sign long-term commitments in exchange for substantial discounts.
With IQ 15, Sybase takes aim at columnar competitors ParAccel and Vertica -- as well as the teeming MPP appliance market.
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.
Oracle today released an upgraded version of its Oracle Enterprise Manager suite.
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.