Stories by Chris Kanaracus

Sun announces 'unlimited' GlassFish-MySQL bundle

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.

Oracle: Damages in SAP-TN suit could be at least $1 billion

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 buys Iona for SOA wares

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.

Oracle makes another insurance software buy

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.

Red Hat Summit panel: Who 'won' OOXML battle?

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 Network to be open-sourced

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 now sponsor of Open Source Census

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.

Study: SOA deployments on rise

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.

CRM systems to get free company contact data

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.