A new version of Microsoft's database has been released, with enhanced in-memory support and Azure-hosted backup.
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The next release of Redmond's flagship relational database is done. In-memory computing; cloud and hybrid scenarios; and enhanced data warehousing capabilities are the product's major new features.
DH2i's DxConsole uses server-side application virtualization to provide SQL Server with more availability, disaster resistance, and unified management control. Is this a better approach than placing the database in a virtual machine?
Lenovo's spent more than $5 billion in the past week to become relevant in the low-end server and mobile handset markets. While its surging tablet business is still just a drop in the bucket, this multipronged attack could reap huge benefits in emerging markets.
Having seen the benefits from server virtualization, enterprises are now asking for virtualization to move into networking and storage, says VMware's Asia-Pacific head.
Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 is slated to deliver in-memory OLTP capabilities, plus a handful of other new and enhanced database features early next year.
Version 2.0 of the Couchbase Server NoSQL database reaches GA, adds document store capabilities to the product's key-value store roots.
EnterpriseDB's Advanced Server offers high levels of compatibility to Oracle's database products while offering the cost savings of an open source project. Keith Alsheimer, head of marketing for EnterpriseDB, and I discussed the company, its products and what it is doing to be on the radar screen of industry decision makers.
Hekaton, Microsoft's coming in-memory database engine, will be built into the next version of SQL Server. Meanwhile, SQL Server 2012 SP1 is now generally available.
Banking services provider BancVue leverages VMware server virtualization to generate cloud benefits and increased agility
BancVue creates the services that empower its customers to beat the giants in their field by better leveraging agile IT.
Amazon has added a database service to its try-before-you-buy Free Usage Tier, putting pressure on Oracle at a time when the company is striving to get into the cloud and take on Amazon.
Microsoft is making available for download a test build of Service Pack 1 for its SQL Server 2012 database, as well as new SQL Azure cloud-database additions.
Server and Desktop Virtualization Have Produced Cloud and Mobile Computing Benefits for Israeli Insurance Giant Clal
Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings, based in Tel Aviv, both satisfied current requirements and built a better long-term enterprise architecture, illustrating the multiplier effect of value and capabilities from IT transformation efforts.
Redmond has fundamentally redesigned Windows Server 2012 so customers can experience the benefits of "true virtualization" and better manage the influx of data, devices and apps in the corporate arena.
Vendors often begin a discussion of their new product or service by declaring a large percentage of systems found in the organization's data center as "legacy." It would be wise for us to stop for a moment, take a deep breath and then examine what they mean.
As it prepares to release its Windows-enhanced MySQL 5.6 database, Oracle announced late last week a number of downloadable migration tools to ease the process of converting from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL, including data conversion, Excel and Windows installer tools.
Rental server provider Firstserver unable to rebuild system and retrieve businesses' information after system failure last week, and plans to compensate affected customers instead.
Amazon has broadened Windows compatibility in the Amazon Web Services cloud, bringing SQL Server to its database service and adding .NET language support to its Elastic Beanstalk platform.
Oracle rushes out a security advisory with workarounds for a dangerous Database Server security flaw that dates back to 2008.
There has been a small wave of panic lately to the end that cloud computing signals the death knell for traditional IT workers. The perception is that enterprise job openings such as server administrators, database administrators and infrastructure and network people are likely to become far fewer given that the cloud provides these services in cost-effective and flexible ways.