A Call To Arms

The arrival of radically restructured database architectures is now finally at hand. Data and procedures are finally being joined, but traditional relational databases were never designed for the commingling of data and algorithms. Databases are transforming and the inside the database/outside the database dichotomy has become a thing of the past.

Oracle Tops Third Straight Benchmark

Oracle has announced that Oracle Application Server 10g closed out the SPECjAppServer2002 industry standard benchmark as the overall performance world record leader for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)

Oracle Sets TPC-C World Record for 32-Processor System

Oracle announced today that they have set a world record TPC-C benchmark result for a 32-processor system at 1,601,784 million tpmC (transactions per minute). This places Oracle in the Top Ten TPC-C by Performance Category and signifies the best 32-processor system performance result.

SAP Seals Microsoft Deal to Fight Oracle

SAP and Microsoft announce an alliance to co-develop products. A new product set, codenamed Mendocino, was designed extend SAP’s business processes into Microsoft Office applications. In addition to the Microsoft deal SAP also announced a global alliance with Siemens and the integration of Macromedia developer technology into SAP.

Why do people hate Oracle?

Philip Howard of Bloor Research examines why Oracle seems to be a universal target for its competitors. He suggests a number of possibilities from security and lock-in to ownership costs, but concludes that is may be as simple as the size of its 10g database and user desire for a “free environment”.

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