Tag: DBA Lounge

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)

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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.

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SAPphire ’05: IBM, SAP Bless SAP-Optimized DB2

The new version of DB2 was tweaked to run R/3 applications in large enterprises as well as mySAP All-in-One for midsize companies and SAP Business One for small-business customers.

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Oracle 10g patch 10.1.0.4

Oracle 10g patch 10.1.0.4 is out, and it resolves 1111 bugs.

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SAP Steps up Oracle Defector Programme

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.

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Advanced SQL Injection in Oracle Databases

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.

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White Box Enterprise Linux 3 Respin 2 Released

A look at White Box Enterprise Linux

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Robust RDBMS Growth

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.

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Predictive Reorganization

A great article and follow-up discussion on using a scientific approach to performance troubleshooting—versus using rules of thumb.

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Competition will Force Rethink on Licensing.

Martin Veitch writes about licensing cost dynamics and how hardware advances faster than licensing schemes.

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