Database and System Software

  • Another Ingres Exec Exits
    There's another personnel change afoot at Ingres as the chief marketing officer is leaving the open source database company for Sears Holdings.
  • CEOs To Hone Their Messaging At RSA
    The security industry's big guns will be at RSA 2007 this week in San Francisco, with executives from Microsoft, Symantec, Oracle, and Websense slated to give keynote addresses.
  • Review: Web Creation Made Easy
    Microsoft is breathing new life into Web authoring and content creation with Expression Studio, its new Web development suite that takes on design software stalwart Adobe.
  • What's Up With Ingres?
    Dave Dargo disclosed news of his exit ifrom Ingres buried in a blog item posted the day before Martin Luther King Day weekend. But there's probably more to this story.
  • IBM Tightens ANTs Ties--Or Does It?
    ANTs says it's inked an global reseller pact with IBM. IBM says no. Either way, Microsoft released SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition to manufacturing.
  • Oracle To Patch 55 Database, App Server Bugs
    Taking a page out of rival Microsoft's playbook, Oracle on Thursday issued its first-ever advanced warning that spells out the number and severity of the patches it plans to release to fix flaws in its flagship database and other software.
  • Dargo Exits Ingres
    Dave Dargo, the Oracle vet who helped lead Ingres' database charge, has left.
  • Spammers Find New Way To Clog Up Your Inbox
    It's raining spam. And these days, it's not just a drizzle but an all-out deluge. As quickly as vendors move to stem the tide of unsolicited commercial e-mail with innovative technologies, the spammers shift their tactics, and the heavens open up again.
  • MySQL Rejects GPL Version 3 For Now
    MySQL AG is changing its approach to GPL licensing so that the company isn't required to upgrade its popular open-source database to GPL 3 when it becomes available later this year.
  • Oracle's Pipeline Is Crammed, Execs Say
    Oracle execs say the company's pipeline is historically fat, as the company reported sales in line with expectations but with some softness in Oracle's database business.
  • Soft Database Sales Could Dent Oracle, Analysts Warn
    Oracle investors are assuming the crash position in anticipation of the company's upcoming second-quarter financial results after several sources warned that Oracle will significantly fall short of its technology division (i.e., database) sales expectations.