Database management system DBMS architecture design and strategy
- March 30, 2006
"DW2.0 - an architecture for the next generation of data warehousing - acknowledges that both structured data and unstructured data belong in a data warehouse and that a bridge must be built between the two environments for integrated decision"
- March 22, 2006
The Sony Online Entertainment deal with EnterpriseDB means that open source software has once again cruised into a mission critical space.
- March 21, 2006
We recently asked two prominent experts to argue their respective cases for SAP vs. Oracle. These follow-up columns are their official rebuttals to each other's arguments.
- March 15, 2006
SAP is defending itself against a research note released last week that is said to debunk the statistics used in a high profile SAP advertising campaign.
- March 14, 2006
Oracle's newly released free SQL Developer could spell trouble for Quest Software Inc.'s popular Toad for Oracle software.
- February 22, 2006
Is the clout of open source databases, expected to grow to a $1 billion market by 2008, going to lead to their demise by acquisition? This columnist ponders the meaning of Oracle's Sleepycat and Innobase acquisitions, and MySQL's anti-acquisition ...
- February 16, 2006
Business applications expert Joshua Greenbaum sizes up Oracle's post-Siebel business intelligence (BI) strategy and explains why he thinks general-purpose BI offerings belong on the endangered species list.
- February 09, 2006
Database pros responding to a recent column express serious reservations about one venture capitalist's plan to market open source Ingres to SAP users.
- February 02, 2006
SAP would love to change the fact that the Oracle database is highly used among its customers, explains Joshua Greenbaum, principal analyst at Enterprise Applications Consulting.
- January 31, 2006
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Sun Microsystems Inc. CEO Scott McNealy got together recently at Oracle headquarters for a town hall style meeting during which they announced a "newly reinvigorated" partnership between their two firms. Under the deal, ...
- January 19, 2006
Top Oracle executives took to the stage yesterday to detail the progress of Fusion thus far and to lay out a Fusion roadmap for the future.
- January 12, 2006
Oracle and Sun yesterday renewed their vows of collaboration and detailed their plan to give Microsoft .NET a Java-based run for its money.
- January 05, 2006
There are different approaches that need to be taken in evaluating a vendor-led or a consumer marketplace for data warehousing.
- December 29, 2005
You may want to consolidate SQL Servers to reap the reduced licensing, hardware and administrative costs, but there are various "gotchas" to consider before making such a move. Contributor Hilary Cotter outlines the pros and cons.
- December 26, 2005
A typical SQL Server shop has some combination of newer and older database versions running, posing a challenge to application functionality. This tip discusses the expiration of older version support and how to integrate multiple versions ...