In this paper, we explore a new approach for data privacy and security in which a security administrator protecting privacy at the level of individual fields and records, and providing seamless mechanisms to create, store, and securely access databases.
With the introduction of the 2.6 Linux kernel, FreeBSD-5-STABLE, Solaris 10, and now NetBSD 2.0, you might be wondering which of them offers superior database performance.
A source-code analysis of the MySQL database revealed few bugs compared with the number found in commercial code, testing company Coverity said Friday.
"A worm that takes advantage of administrators' poor password choices has started spreading among database systems." Read more at ZDNet.
Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL-92 features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Many fixes were made for this release. Blobs containing more than 65535 segments were not being backed up by GBAK properly. ISQL problems that were fixed include statement terminators and "--" comments that are no longer recognized in multi-line literals, and tab characters that are no longer translated to spaces in literal strings.
After more than a year of hard work, the PostgreSQL Global Development Group has proudly announced the release of version 8.0.0 of the PostgreSQL ORDBMS. This release involves possibly more major changes than any prior version of PostgreSQL since 6.3, and it is the first PostgreSQL release to natively run on Microsoft Windows as a server. You can read the complete announcement and download it from any mirror or using BitTorrent.
Development is distinctively breezy with Groovy, and its lightweight syntax can alleviate some of the verbosity of JDBC in Java. This article shows you how to use GroovySql to build a simple data-reporting application. GroovySql combines closures and iterators to ease Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) programming by shifting the burden of resource management from you to the Groovy framework itself. Elsewhere, PostgreSQL 8.0.0 RC5 was released.
MySQL, at the end of January, is expected to release a beta version of its MySQL 5.0 open source database, which is to feature enterprise-level functionality such as stored procedures and triggers, according to a company representative.
The open source Derby database engine provides developers with a powerful new tool for lightweight database development. Derby databases are file system based and portable across different types of systems. Because of this, a common strategy is to create databases at development time and ship them with the binary distribution as opposed to having it created on the fly.
Firebird V1.5.x is the first release of the Firebird 2 codebase and represents a significant milestone for the developers and the whole Firebird project, but it is not an end in itself. With these release, major development continues toward the next point release on the journey to Firebird V2.0.
Its a SQL tour through the DB2 TPC-C benchmark implementation. This article introduces advanced SQL features which are being used in IBM DB2 Universal Database for Linux, UNIX, and Windows TPC-C benchmarks. Find out how to use efficient SQL query plans, which in turn will mean that the only codepath that is necessary will be executed.
Datamation ran an article about databases running on OpenVMS that never die or quit. These databases have uptimes longer than the existance of Linux and definitely longer that Microsoft product lifetimes. Here's the article.
Open source database vendor MySQL AB will release version 5.0 of its eponymous database management system in the first quarter of 2005, a year after it first went in to alpha testing. Also, after 4 weeks of work, involving a lot of bug fixes, and documentation improvements to the source tree, PostgreSQL.org have released the 5th Beta of 8.0.0.
Learn the basics of installing Oracle Database 10g on RHEL 2.1, RHEL 3, or SLES 8, from the bare metal up.
MySQL announced the general availability of MySQL 4.1. Certified by the company as production-ready for large-scale enterprise deployment, this significant upgrade to the MySQL database server features advanced querying capabilities through subqueries, faster and more secure client-server communication, new installation and configuration tools, and support for international character sets and geographic data.
Larry Ellison embraces Linux, but don't expect open source databases from Oracle any time soon. (Part Two of six part interview).
The database maker announced on Wednesday the availability of a version of its Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database for Linux. David Jacobson, a marketing director at Sybase, said the database was produced for customers who want to run a test pilot of a commercial database on a Linux box.
The new version of open-source database PostgreSQL, which is already in beta, is expected to go into production within three months and will for the first time run natively on Windows.
This article guides you through the steps to install IBM DB2 Universal Database Personal Edition V8.1.6, as well as the IBM Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE), with minimal fuss and frustration. Developers who are new to Linux or UNIX-based operating systems will get the most out of this article.
Some, quite legitimately wonder if certain wording on the MySQL site might indicate the company is backing away from Free Software, and the GNU General Public License. OfB wanted to know, so Timothy R. Butler contacted MySQL AB, the FSF and others to find out; read what he found at OfB.biz