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Oracle shrinks Exadata for small businesses

Oracle has released a hardware appliance built on top of x86 servers, after its chief executive, Larry Ellison, said he didn't care if that portion of the business went bust.The Oracle Database Appliance is a 4U box with pre-installed Oracle Linux and Oracle appliance manager software, Oracle said on Wednesday.

September 22, 2011 by

JouleX network power manager gets facelift, smartphone link

Atlanta-based power management technology company JouleX, which sells an agentless network energy manager by the same name, has updated its software (JouleX Energy Manager version 2.5) to offer better integrate with VMware and better support for Linux and Macintosh client computers.

January 11, 2011 by

Analyst: open source officially crosses the chasm into mainstream adoption

Open source has officially "crossed the chasm from early adoption to mainstream adoption," one top analyst announced at LinuxCon.Jeffrey Hammond, principal analyst at Forreseter Research, said he bases his broad conclusion on several surveys peformed in 2010 which indicate that almost 70 percent of corporate customers say they are using Linux at the operating system layer, 65 percent are using open source at the database tier and about 60 percent are now using GPL-based programming languages.

August 11, 2010 by

Oracle shows off new Exadata storage server

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveils a new storage server product, dubbed Exadata. The programmable storage server aims to put database intelligence next to each drive. The Exadata storage server will be immediately available on Linux running on Intel, but Ellison noted that other flavors for various platforms "are on the way."

September 24, 2008 by

How Android works: The big picture

Some parts of Android will be familiar, such as the Linux Kernel, OpenGL, and the SQL database. Others may be completely foreign, such as Android's idea of the application life cycle. You'll need a good understanding of these key concepts in order to write well-behaved Android applications. Let's start off by taking a look at the overall system architecture--the key layers and components that make up the Android stack. Excerpted from an upcoming book.

January 27, 2008 by

Researcher finds flaw in SAP's MaxDB

A security researcher has found a remote command execution exploit in SAP's MaxDB database on the Windows, Linux and Solaris platforms.Researcher Luigi Auriemma published the flaw in MaxDB versions 7.

January 10, 2008 by

Eclipse running on a PS3

Wayne Beaton reports from Eclipse Summit Europe that Ingres is showing off a demo of a new database application, get this, running under Fedora Linux on a PS3. It's written in Java using Eclipse RCP and Data Tools.

October 11, 2007 by

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