Database and System Software


  • Sybase Readies PowerBuilder 9.0 For March Ship Date
    Sybase on Tuesday said it would ship its PowerBuilder 9.0, the newest edition of its rapid application development (RAD) tool aimed at developers creating applications using technologies from XML to .Net, the week of March 24.
  • Let There Be Light
    It is widely acknowledged that database prices, especially those for large-scale projects, are simply too high. What database vendors are charging for their wares often doesn't reflect the more aggressive price adjustments undertaken during the past year by many other high-end middleware vendors.
  • Microsoft's Might
    For years, Microsoft critics have maintained that the software giant's SQL Server database can't measure up in the enterprise against rival offerings from Oracle and IBM. Think again.
  • Falling Paradigms
    Any paradigm shift worth its salt will eventually change the established world order. So as we watch the evolution of Web services and XML, it's becoming clear that the vendor with the most to lose is Oracle, while BEA Systems and Novell probably have the most to gain.
  • IBM Updates DBA Exam
    Responding to the demand of its partners and resellers, IBM is making it easier and cheaper for database administrators (DBAs) to get certified on the DB2 Universal Database version 8.
  • Cognos Revises Series 7
    Cognos will continue to push the analytics envelope with the next release of its Series 7 suite, due to ship next month.
  • Accentuate The Positive
    In a recent visit to Sybase, a channel manager challenged my assertion that the company needed to remind partners and customers alike that it's back on solid financial footing.

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