Database management system DBMS architecture design and strategy

  • 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, ...

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    One year later, Oracle touts progress of Fusion

    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 12 Jan'06

    Oracle and Sun tie the knot

    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 05 Jan'06

    Leading the marketplace with data warehousing

    There are different approaches that need to be taken in evaluating a vendor-led or a consumer marketplace for data warehousing.

  • December 29, 2005 29 Dec'05

    SQL Server consolidation pros and cons

    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 26 Dec'05

    Working with multiple versions of SQL Server

    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 ...