Database management system DBMS architecture design and strategy

  • May 04, 2006 04 May'06

    Service-oriented architecture

    Data warehousing requires an architecture that accounts for all information needs, not just the mere access of data.

  • April 27, 2006 27 Apr'06

    What is architecture?

    DW 2.0, the architecture for the next generation of data warehousing, is designed to meet the information needs of the entire corporation.

  • April 25, 2006 25 Apr'06

    Open source EnterpriseDB takes aim at Oracle customers

    CEO Andy Astor tells how exactly EnterpriseDB hopes to lure Oracle customers over to the open source world.

  • April 05, 2006 05 Apr'06

    Report finds SAP winning war with Oracle

    A new report from Forrester Research finds that SAP has the edge in its longstanding battle with Oracle.

  • April 03, 2006 03 Apr'06

    PostgreSQL experts: Why are you still using a big bucks database?

    Learn how PostgreSQL matches up to other commercial database systems, why it's suitable for large- and small-scale enterprises and how it offers admins and users more control.

  • March 30, 2006 30 Mar'06

    Bridging unstructured data and structured data

    "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 22 Mar'06

    EnterpriseDB goes mission critical at Sony Online Entertainment

    The Sony Online Entertainment deal with EnterpriseDB means that open source software has once again cruised into a mission critical space.

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    SAP vs. Oracle: Round two

    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 15 Mar'06

    SAP lashes out at research firm on ad claim study

    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 14 Mar'06

    Can Toad for Oracle compete against Oracle's free SQL Developer?

    Oracle's newly released free SQL Developer could spell trouble for Quest Software Inc.'s popular Toad for Oracle software.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Column: Why open source databases are ripe for acquisition in 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 16 Feb'06

    Analyst sizes up Oracle's post-Siebel BI strategy

    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 09 Feb'06

    Is Ingres a viable alternative to Oracle for SAP users?

    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 02 Feb'06

    Can Oracle be unseated as a top SAP database?

    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 31 Jan'06

    A closer look at the Oracle-Sun deal

    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, ...