Databases Archive

Firebird Relational Database 1.5.2 Released

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.

PostgreSQL 8 Released

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.

Get Groovy with JDBC programming; PostgreSQL 8.0.0-RC5

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 Version 4.1 Certified as Production-Ready

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.