Database management system DBMS architecture design and strategy
- 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 ...
- December 20, 2005
You must regularly test SQL Server security if you hope to identify security weaknesses before an intruder does. Contributor Kevin Beaver offers SQL Server security testing methods, tools and a checklist to help you find and fix vulnerabilities.
- December 15, 2005
In a large SQL Server 2000 installation, you have to contend with many backup and recovery challenges, from monitoring to testing with minimal impact on network bandwidth. Edgewood Solutions' Greg Robidoux offers points to consider when establishing...