Western Digital’s HGST and NEC announced a PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft SQL Server built on NEC Express 5800 and HGST FlashMAX II PCIe server-mounted flash storage.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.