SQL databases with in-memory column stores, NoSQL with query languages; it looks like the two schools of database design have begun to merge.
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Big trends in the No Design Database era and other takeaways from MongoDB's first user conference.
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?
Facebook's open hardware chief Frank Frankovsky on why it won't go back to traditional mass market servers and how open sourcing datacentre design is helping it build more efficient and reliable server farms.
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.
Kaazing HTML 5 WebSocket technology enables a single Dell PowerEdge R620 server to deliver 10 messages per second to one million live Web users.
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.
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.
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.
The low-power Gemini server takes many design cues from the open source hardware designs popularised by Facebook through the Open Compute Project, and sees HP acknowledge the tricky position its cloud business is in
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.
New publishing platform from Wix.com helps Web sites load more quickly, while supporting more interactivity through video, audio and animations.
Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 has released to manufacturing. This release of the 20+ year-old database has tie-ins to Hadoop and Big Data analytics in general.
Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 database will launch on March 7.
A design issue could allow organizations with access to powerful computers to launch an attack against MD5 to escalate rights on fully patched computers running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008.
update Hacker group Team Intra breaches local institution's database and publishes information such as staff username and hashed passwords. NUS confirms attack but says data on server not confidential.
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