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MySQL: Using Variables

June 9, 2010 Bryan Young

Not too long ago, I was faced with the problem of ranking information stored in a database. While this is a trivial exercise in the use of the ‘ORDER BY’ function, I found myself wanting to go one extra step and give each piece of data a rank, so that […]

The In-Database Solution For Data Mining

April 27, 2010 James Taylor

I got an update on Oracle Data Mining – the in-database solution for data mining and predictive analytics offered by Oracle – recently. They have made ODM available on the amazon compute cloud so you can easily try it and they have been doing some interesting work on a new […]

Oracle’s Database Business On The Verge Of Erosion

December 17, 2009 Savio Rodrigues

But this should have little impact on Oracle’s intentions for MySQL. After finishing my post about Marten & Monty’s differing views on the Oracle acquisition of MySQL via Sun, I read that Richard Stallman (RMS) had published an open letter on the topic.  Matt Asay tweeted: “Has anyone read this […]

Microsoft embraces Mysql!?

December 17, 2009 Rodney Sellers

At the recent Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft made a very shocking announcement. They are going to allow Windows Azure to support Mysql. Windows Azure is Microsoft’s new cloud platform that will launch on January 1st. The idea is for applications to run in web browsers so they can communicate with […]

IBM-Sun Tussle May Still Have Huge Impact On Database Market

December 17, 2009 Doug Caverly

People who are interested in search engines spun rumors for what seemed like an endless amount of time as Microsoft tried to acquire Yahoo last year.  Now, although little is happening at the moment, the IBM-Sun relationship has created a similar spectacle for database professionals.