With the Beta release of version 8, PostgreSQL has just taken three giant steps into Enterprise DBMS territory, with the addition of point-in-time recovery (PITR), transaction savepoints (the equivalent of nested transactions), and tablespaces, as well as various other improvements. Also, PostgreSQL will now run as a native Windows application, which should make it a more attractive choice for many medium and small businesses. LWN has more.
This document provides an overview of new features for database development in MS SQL Server 2005.
This paper by Ulf T. Mattsson, Chief Technology Officer, Protegrity Corporation, presents a practical implementation of field level encryption in enterprise database systems, based on research & practical experience from years of commercial use of cryptography in db security.
Microsoft began a wide beta testing program of its forthcoming SQL Server 2005 database on Monday, a much anticipated--and delayed--product central to the company's server software line.
The Firebird Project announces the release of Firebird V1.5.1. this relese represents a committment by the project to develop and deliver ongoing improvements to this popular open source database engine.
PostgreSQL 7.4.3 was released yesterday. Here is a official announce and new features list.
"Major corporations like Boeing, Lockheed and Motorola were InterBase users, so we've got the track record," Helen Borrie told LinuxInsider. "It's very satisfying to learn of yet another big corporation or enterprise product that has switched to Firebird, and, as the word gets out, it happens more often."
A market research report on database sales last year found that Oracle has the most market share and that revenue from databases overall grew slightly last year.
The latest release of PostgreSQL contains a host of new features for advanced database design. Here's an introduction to some of the best. Also, based on the ubiquitous Berkeley DB, Berkeley DB XML is a new database that stores, retrieves, indexes, and searches XML documents. Better yet, you can embed Berkeley BD XML in almost any application. Roll up your sleeves for this hands-on introduction.
Computer Associates International made a major commitment to open-source software development on Monday, announcing a plan to make its Ingres database open source and outlining partnerships with other open-source projects like JBoss, Zope and Plone.
Open Source database vendor MySQL AB released its latest incremental release last week (version 4.0.20), but according to some in the community, it still doesn't address what some say serious licensing concerns. Its license changed from LGPL to GPL (in order to not allow commercial/closed applications to link with its free version, but to instead push to them buy a license). Unfortunately, this license change comes to conflict with other OSS licenses, like PHP's (and maybe Perl's too).
Microsoft and Oracle announced on Thursday that they will take steps to provide greater integration between the popular database and the MS development suite. This will take place in the form of a free download later this year for Visual Studio .Net
Can you trust the leading open-source database engines, PostgreSQL and MySQL, to deliver the performance and features that the Oracles, SQL Servers, and DB2s of the world do? Not just yet, but they could offer enough to meet your needs. Find out how they stack up against each other, as well as against the commercial alternatives, writes Tim Conrad.
Visual Dataflex is a programming language of sorts which may be best described as belonging in the category of Visual Basic for Applications, the older style of Visual Basic and maybe even a very little bit of .Net. It's simple and good in what it does. Simple? Why! I hear you cry. Fear not, I will explain why I think this. First though, I'd like to touch on what it can do for you?
A Swedish upstart is challenging Microsoft in the database arena by making use of the same low-end assault tactics that the software giant employed to gain a foothold. MySQL also released clustering software today.
MySQL has taken a step to mend a rift in the open-source world by updating a controversial licensing provision that had broken a close tie between the MySQL database and another software package.
Following in the footsteps of the Linux operating system, open-source databases are moving toward mainstream use and threatening proprietary software alternatives, according to a new survey.
Firebird SQL 1.5 is officially released. Right now, only Linux and Windows versions are available, but other platforms should follow shortly. Scroll down here to download the files.
This article provides recommendations for tuning ORACLE on SPARC processor-based systems running the Solaris Operating System to minimize recovery in the event of a system or database failure. This article is relevant for any audience level.
Reasons why the Firebird database is a viable option for your next project. In the open-source world, much has been made about the need for a full-featured, robust and reliable database that can handle substantial loads and yet be able to play well with such open-source tools as Perl and PHP. The two main contenders are PostgreSQL and MySQL, but a new arrival in this arena is the Firebird RDBMS.