The European Commission today cleared Oracle's $7.4 billion agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems, paving the way for the two companies to close the deal.
Microsoft on Tuesday said SQL Server 2008 R2, the next version of its database, will be generally available in May.
A free toolkit helps database users migrate from MySQL to Microsoft's SQL Server database on-premise or in the cloud.
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.
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.