IBM Acquires Cloud Database Company Cloudant

IBM Acquires Cloud Database Company Cloudant

By Sean Patterson March 5, 2014

IBM this week announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Cloudant, a formerly private cloud database company based in Boston. The purchase price and other details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Cloudant provides database-as-a-service to developers …

Software Industry Continues to Consolidate

As Zack reported, Sun is buying MySQL for ~$800M plus $200M in options. Interestingly, the MySQL acquisition represents 8% of Sun’s current market cap (~$13 Bil). While I’m happy for the MySQL team, my views on Sun’s OSS “strategy” are mixed at best.

Authorities, Language, And Relational Databases

Why does Google sponsor spam and tell people to blend their AdSense ads, but try to control other link sales?

GData, MySQL, and the Future of on-line Databases

In reading Richard MacManus’ Why Google is extending RSS, I couldn’t help feeling that he was missing the point a bit.

McObject Releases Database Combo

Data management company McObject (I’m storin’ it!) has a new embedded systems tool combo. The new version of eXtremeDB in-memory embedded database comes with Accelerated Technology’s Nucleus real-time operating system (RTOS), a side and a drink. Okay, no side and drink.

Screening Air Travelers Via Commercial Databases Dropped

The Transportation Security Administration said they plan to have their computerized passenger screening program ready later this year but it won’t include the hot-button, commercially-maintained databases, so denigrated by privacy groups.

Databases How We Love to Hate Them!

You’ve finally created databases that you can actually use to store and manipulate all your critical data. That’s great news and quite an accomplishment. But in your rush to get your employees to start entering information into these databases, you skipped the training process and let them go at it alone.

Synchronize multiple MySQL Databases with PHP

PIM Team Case Study

Embedded Databases
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An Embedded database is a specific database genus that does not run as a separate process, instead, it is directly linked (“embedded”) into the application. Herein, the database is integrated into the application and the end-user has little or no knowledge that the database exists. Embedded databases are sometimes referred to as “fire and forget” or “implement and forget” databases, since they require no or minimal database administration.

Crystal Reports – Geterogeneus databases: SQL Server, Oracle, Unidata, Btrieve tips for developers

Crystal Reports is the most flexible tool on the market and it has market recognition.

Using JavaScript Arrays for the Product Databases in E-Commerce, Storefront Applications
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A key ingredient in any e-commerce storefront application is the database. This is where information unique to a particular store is archived. One grouping of unique information is product data.

Manage Multiple SQL Server Installations and Databases with OSQL

At one point in time I was tasked with running over 70 databases on more than a dozen servers without any of the costly third-party tools that exist to accomplish such tasks, and I often get asked how can you handle such large numbers of databases. This is a short article that will show you how to use the handy OSQL command line utility, provided with SQL Server, to execute repetitive tasks against large numbers of databases or to manage large numbers of servers.

Introduction to Relational Database Systems
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If you collect and use any kind of data you probably have some kind of organizing system. Whether you use index cards, a filing cabinet, Excel spreadsheets, or some kind of database program, your system should let you add and change data, delete data, and retrieve data, and it should work faster and more efficiently than if you had to do it by hand.