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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.

Oracle-Sun Deal Gets Green Light

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.

SQL Server 2008 R2 To Ship in May

Microsoft on Tuesday said SQL Server 2008 R2, the next version of its database, will be generally available in May.

Microsoft Woos MySQL Users with Migration Tool

A free toolkit helps database users migrate from MySQL to Microsoft's SQL Server database on-premise or in the cloud.

Microsoft Beefs Up Web Platform Tools

Updates to the Web Platform Installer and ISS 7 Web server were announced at Microsoft's MIX09 event.

Microsofts Guthrie Touts Silverlight 3 Betas Database Access Features

In his keynote at MIX09, Microsoft's Scott Guthrie pointed to many new features for data-oriented applications in Silverlight 3.

First Data Based Security Maturity Model Released

The BSIMM maturity model sheds light on how enterprises are implementing security initiatives in their internal software development efforts

Amazon Slashes Cloud Pricing for Those Who Commit

A new option for Amazon's EC2 service allows customers to sign long-term commitments in exchange for substantial discounts.

Sybase Touts a Faster, More Scalable IQ

With IQ 15, Sybase takes aim at columnar competitors ParAccel and Vertica -- as well as the teeming MPP appliance market.

Microsoft Revamps SDS Cloud Database

Microsoft is scrapping its cloud-based SQL Data Services effort and moving to a pure relational model.

Startup Readies Cloud-Based Relational Database

FathomDB, an obscure two-person company, last week launched its own cloud-based relational database service.

Q&A: How BeyondTrust Addresses Windows Security

Earlier this month, BeyondTrust released a report on security threats to IT shops running Microsoft software.

Top MySQL Officials Leave Sun

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.

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