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  • Oracle starts work on MySQL 5.6

    With work under way to build the next version of the MySQL relational database software, Oracle is focusing much of its efforts on improving the software's performance and replication capabilities, according to an Oracle executive overseeing the soft...

  • Couchbase offers NoSQL for iPhone

    Introducing NoSQL to the world of mobile applications, Couchbase has released a beta version of its CouchDB non-relational database for the iPhone iOS.

  • Teradata, Information Builders roll out BI appliance

    Teradata and Information Builders have developed a data warehousing package that bundles the latter's WebFOCUS BI (business intelligence) software with a Teradata analytic appliance, the companies announced Friday.

  • Cloudera expands Hadoop ecosystem

    With the new release of its Hadoop distribution, Cloudera has radically expanded the set of supporting tools for the data processing framework.

  • BMC supercharges IBM DB2 for mainframes

    Exploiting recent hardware enhancements that IBM added into its System z mainframe servers, enterprise software provider BMC has updated its line of performance tuning products to help customers get more from the latest version of the DB2 database.

  • Microsoft researchers: NoSQL needs standardization

    The ever-growing number of non-relational, or NoSQL, databases needs standardization in order to thrive, two Microsoft researchers argue in the new issue of the Association for Computing Machinery's flagship publication, Communications.

  • Hadoop and Cassandra to merge in DataStax distro

    Uniting the seemingly conflicting values of fast data access and deep analysis, open-source software company DataStax is developing a package that will combine its Cassandra non-relational database with Apache Hadoop data process framework, the compa...

  • MySQL gets live schema updating with Tokutek engine

    Database tools provider Tokutek has updated its MySQL storage engine to support live updating of schemas, the company <a href="http://tokutek.com/2011/03/announcing-tokudb-v5-0-making-big-data-agile/blogs">announced</a> Wednesday.

  • Internet databases MongoDB, Drizzle upgraded

    Two performance-minded databases created for supporting Internet services and cloud computing have been revised: MongoDB has been updated and Drizzle has reached its first production-ready release.

  • Oracle goes after Microsoft SQL Server with MySQL

    Oracle is making a fresh run at Microsoft's SQL Server, claiming on Tuesday that its open-source MySQL database offers up to 90 per cent cost savings over SQL Server along with blazing performance on Windows.

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