SAP will acquire database vendor Sybase Inc. for $5.8 billion in cash, a 44 percent premium in the company's closing price Wednesday.
Microsoft released versions of SQL Server 2008 R2 products to IT professionals on Monday.
Progress Software has launched a new Type 5 JDBC driver, which the company is billing as an industry first.
Developers with Visual Studio 2010 can package data-tier application components, including tables, views and stored procedures, as a single unit of deployment.
Oracle said Thursday it will increase its investment in the open-source MySQL database it acquired with its purchase of Sun Microsystems.
Microsoft on Friday announced that it had released the final Parallel Data Warehouse version of SQL Server 2008 R2 to testers.
Microsoft on Friday announced when it will release new service packs for two of its SQL Server products.
Oracle on Wednesday laid out its plans for integrating Sun's software and hardware systems into its own product lineup.
Oracle plans to invest heavily in developing and selling hardware bundled with applications and database software.
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