Oracle 10g patch 10.1.0.4 is out, and it resolves 1111 bugs.
SAP has increased incentives for North American customers to switch over from PeopleSoft or J.D. Edwards. As part of the Safe Passage program, customers will receive a 75 percent trade-in credit for any existing software replaced by SAP. During the migration phase, customers can also receive support for both the SAP product and the software it is replacing for an additional fee.
Tip of the hat to Pete Finnigan’s blog for this great link to a huge potential vulnerability in any poorly written application running against Oracle.
A look at White Box Enterprise Linux
Database Trends & Applications 5-Minute Briefing lists preliminary 2004 database market results from market research firm IDC. Interestingly, the worldwide market for RDBMS (relational database management systems) shows 11.6% growth in 2004.
A great article and follow-up discussion on using a scientific approach to performance troubleshooting—versus using rules of thumb.
Martin Veitch writes about licensing cost dynamics and how hardware advances faster than licensing schemes.
Oracle ensures a number of products meet the highest level of security for commercial software, allowing customers to securely use its products in conjunction with open source technology from Linux. Link to article.
Key Oracle products have been certified on the newly released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 operating system. This will give customers better support for large servers and greater numbers of CPUs, Link to article.
Sun Mictrosystems Inc. to unveil new grid group products. Link to article.