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FoundationDB: Back to the future with key-value store

Organizations that have maintained their investment in traditional SQL-based databases -- and are seeing the limitations of these databases -- have started adding No-SQL and Big Data databases to their portfolio. FoundationDB believes its database can do it all.

September 4, 2014 by

Want the most reliable Windows PC? Buy a Mac (or maybe a Dell)

A new report from Soluto uses data from its massive online database of PC crashes, hangs, and performance metrics to identify the 10 most reliable Windows PCs you can buy today. Surprisingly, a MacBook Pro is at the top of the list. Even more surprising is who's not included.

April 24, 2013

Google allows bigger, faster Cloud SQL databases

The company has updated its Cloud SQL service, increasing the maximum size of databases tenfold and the maximum size of instances fourfold. Users can also now choose whether they want their database stored in a US or EU datacentre.

November 9, 2012 by

Heroku launches cloud Postgres database

Platform-as-a-service specialist Heroku has spun its Postgres database out of its main product into a standalone service, giving people more choice of databases to provision from the cloud

November 23, 2011 by

McAfee to acquire database security vendor Sentrigo

McAfee said today that it would acquire Sentrigo, which builds database access and monitoring software, a move that allows McAfee to extend its branded security veil to the enterprise database.The companies already offer database products together, under an OEM agreement that allows Sentrigo to offer McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases, McAfee Database Activity Monitoring and McAfee Integrity Monitoring for Databases.

March 23, 2011 by

Oracle puts firewall around databases

Oracle has introduced a database-specific firewall that protects against external and internal database attacks, including SQL injections."Oracle Database Firewall offers organisations a first line of defence that can stop internal and external attacks from reaching databases," Vipin Samar, Oracle's vice president of database security, said in an announcement at RSA on Monday.

February 16, 2011 by

Kognitio teases Pablo for faster data analytics

Kognitio has introduced Pablo, a tool for speeding the performance of business intelligence and data warehousing applications.Pablo is designed to create an in-memory database of the information stored in transactional databases or data warehouses, reducing the time it takes to access the data.

February 14, 2011 by

Databases are more critical than ever and the scrum for market share continues unabated. Oracle is the database leader and just acquired MySQL via the Sun Microsystems purchase. IBM and Microsoft remain key players.

April 14, 2010 by

Lentz on Open Database Alliance board

Arjen Lentz, executive director of Brisbane-based company Open Query, has become a member of the interim board of directors for the Open Database Alliance (ODBA) — an organisation intended to promote the ecosystem around free and open source databases.

October 21, 2009 by

Rights group attacks 'database state'

Government information policy is "out of control", according to digital civil liberties organisation the Open Rights Group (ORG).Following the release on Monday of a report by the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) entitled 'Database State', which said that 11 out of 46 UK government databases could contravene human rights law, ORG called for non-compliant databases to be scrapped.

March 23, 2009 by

Fuzzing for Oracle database vulnerabilities

Database security vendor Sentrigo has released an open-source fuzz testing tool to help pinpoint security-related coding deficiencies in Oracle databases.The tool, called FuzzOr, runs on Oracle 8i and is aimed at PL/SQL programmers and DBAs looking to find and eliminate vulnerabilities that may be exploited via SQL injection and buffer overflow attacks -- the most common techniques used to launch hacker attacks on databases.

February 4, 2009 by

xkoto launches support for Microsoft SQL Server

Today xkoto announced that they've added Microsoft's SQL Server to the list of database management systems that they're supporting in GRIDSCALE, fulfilling a promise to expand their offering to support many databases made when they exited stealth mode in December 2007. For those keeping track, I introduced xkoto GRIDSCALE and its capability to virtualize database access in the post, xkoto’s GridScale virtualizes data access.

September 29, 2008 by

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