The worldwide relational database management systems market saw a 12.6 percent growth spike in 2007 to US$18.8 billion compared to $16.7 billion in 2006, according to IDC.
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Sun Microsystems on Friday announced a database and application-server package that allows unlimited deployments for a fixed annual rate, positioning the offer as a lower-cost alternative to competing vendors like Oracle.
Attorneys representing Oracle in the company's lawsuit against rival SAP and its TomorrowNow subsidiary have for the first time publicly put a dollar figure -- "likely" $1 billion or more -- on the damages they believe the enterprise software maker deserves.
Progress Software is buying fellow SOA (service oriented architecture) infrastructure vendor Iona Technologies for about US$162 million, or $106 million net of cash and marketable securities.
Google is close to landing a contract with the NSW Department of Education and Training to support 1.3 million students with Gmail.
Customers of Amazon Web Services (AWS) can now get free, real-time performance metrics through a site called CloudStatus.
In another move to beef up its strategy in the insurance sector, Oracle has bought Skywire Software's application business for an undisclosed sum, the company announced Monday.
More than 135 Linux kernel developers have signed a document in protest of vendors that create closed-source code modules for the kernel, calling the practice "harmful and undesirable."
The Open Document Format (ODF) has benefited from the two-year battle over the ratification of Microsoft's rival Open Office XML (OOXML) standard, which is native to its Office 2007 suite, Microsoft's national technology officer said Thursday during a panel discussion at the Red Hat Summit in Boston.
Red Hat is beefing up its virtualization strategy with a new embeddable hypervisor and management console, it announced Wednesday at the Red Hat Summit conference in Boston.
Red Hat plans to announce Thursday that it is open-sourcing Red Hat Network (RHN), its Web-based Linux infrastructure management platform, according to CEO Jim Whitehurst.
Microsoft has become a sponsor of The Open Source Census, a project started earlier this year that aims to track and catalog the use of open-source software in enterprises worldwide, the group announced Monday.
Forty-two percent of respondents to a recent IBM-funded study said SOA (service-oriented architecture) is the top spending priority of their organizations, the company announced Wednesday.
Red Hat has settled patent infringement claims brought against it by Firestar Software and DataTern, the company announced Wednesday.
Customers of a number of leading CRM (customer relationship management) systems will be able to import large sets of company contact data at no charge through a service from data provider Jigsaw.