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July, 2010

  • 14 July

    Oracle CEO hates on cloud computing

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    If you’ve never been a fan of the cloud computing hype that has been bandied about the web lately, check out this video of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison bashing the technology. As far as Ellison is concerned, cloud computing has been around for years. It’s just a computer connected to …

May, 2010

  • 19 May

    MySQL Enterprise Released

    Monday, the database giant, Oracle, announced the release of MySQL Enterprise. In addition to the standard, freely available database software, this new packaged version of MySQL will include comprehensive support and monitoring tools. The primary tool available with this release is MySQL Monitor 2.2, which monitors performance and security. Other …

  • 3 May

    Linux vs. Other Free Unices

    Linux is undoubtedly the most popular Unix-like operating system, and it is increasingly becoming the number-one choice for web servers, virtualization, and cloud computing. But it is not the only Unix-like OS on the map, and there are a few that rival Linux in terms of stability, security, and ease …

July, 2009

  • 20 July

    Oracle-Sun deal approved

    Shareholders of Sun Microsystems voted to approve a $7.4 billion deal that will allow Oracle to acquire Sun. The vote only took three minutes, indicating that it was little more than a formality. Sun had been courted by others, including IBM, but the Oracle offer was apparently too sweet for …

  • 2 July

    NSA to build £978 million data center

    The National Security Administration has announced plans to build a new data center up to 1-million square feet in size in Fort Williams, Utah. The total cost of the project will be £978 million ($1.6 billion USD). The megalopolis will be built in two phases. The first, which is set …

June, 2009

  • 22 June

    Databases are ripe for hacker exploitation

    According to a new study by Verizon Business’ compuer forensics team, 30% of data security breeches in 2008 were initiated with database exploitation. Furthermore, of all the records breached, 75% were housed in databases. As the reliance on databases grows, particularly on large-scale websites, it is more crucial than ever …

May, 2009

  • 27 May

    MySQL after the Sun sets

    For web applications, those based on PHP and other scripting languages, no rival is even close to MySQL. Over the past several years, it has become the standard for web databases, and a component of the now famous LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) software stack. When Oracle announced last month …

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