While Oracle trumpets its open source MySQL database management system this week at the company's OpenWorld conference, the creators behind MySQL's rival, PostgreSQL, have released a major new version of their rival database software.
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Expanding its business analytics offerings yet again, IBM is acquiring data warehouse appliance vendor Netezza for approximately US$1.7 billion in cash.
Sparking a fresh round of debate over an ongoing issue in time-keeping circles, the International Telecommunications Union is considering eliminating leap seconds from the time scale used by most computer systems, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Seemingly abandoned by its new owner, the open-source version of the Solaris operating system, called OpenSolaris, has now lost its governing board as well.
Those who dislike talking on the phone to automated speech recognition systems, may take solace that scientists are working to make such systems more lifelike and less annoying to use.
A Hewlett Packard researcher has found what he says is a solution to one of the most difficult problems in computer science.
The Linux Foundation has launched The Open Compliance Program, an assistance program to help organisations with open source usage compliance.
A Norwegian startup is assuming responsibility for maintaining an open source web authentication technology originally developed by Sun Microsystems, and seemingly neglected by Oracle after its purchase of Sun in January.
With the help of hardware partners, Microsoft has released a version of its Windows Azure cloud platform as an appliance, the company said on Monday during the kickoff of its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) being held this week in Washington D.C.
While datacentre managers have long used heat maps to help determine where to best position racks of servers and cooling units, this mode of visualisation can also be handy for better understanding system latency, argues an Oracle engineer in the July issue of Communications of the ACM.
Dell is to buy Scalent, a provider of server-virtualization management software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
IBM has partnered with Roche, a manufacturer of medical devices, to build a low-cost device that can read human genomes, the company announced Thursday.
When it comes to enterprise open source software vendor Red Hat, one might assume its biggest competitors to be Oracle, Novell, Microsoft, or even IBM.
IBM is to purchase Coremetrics, a provider of web analytics software.
Due to an early emphasis on getting the right architecture for its Azure cloud platform, which went live in February, Microsoft's cloud service is still missing key features that are available in the company's standalone products, said Microsoft executives at the company's 2010 Tech Ed conference, being held this week in New Orleans.