Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of data lifecycle
management solutions, announced the general availability of Embarcadero
DBArtisan 8.1. This latest version provides database administrators with the
most robust cross-platform data and database management solution to date,
including support for MySQL Network and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 CTP
(Community Technology Preview).
Embarcadero DBArtisan 8.1 provides organizations with significant benefits in
the form of higher productivity, improved performance and availability, and
increased levels of security across a variety of proprietary and now open
source database platforms. Embarcadero's commitment to supporting the latest
versions of database platforms like MySQL Network means customers can gain
all the benefits of standardizing on a comprehensive solution, while still
enjoying the flexibility to u... (more)
On December 22, Klarquist Sparkman LLP, IP law firm that sometimes represents
Microsoft, asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to re-examine the fabled
Eolas patent for a second time. The PTO says it could take it three months to
decide whether it will reopen the case.
Back in September the PTO said it would validate the controversial patent.
The decision came after a dramatic 22-month director-ordered re-examination
that started when Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web,
publicly appealed to the head of the PTO claiming that if the Eolas patent
was allowed t... (more)
IBM plans to carry through with its promise to open-source search and text
analysis technology that mines unstructured data—such as documents,
images, comment and note fields, e-mail, and rich media such as video and
audio—to uncover hidden relationships, trends and facts.
IBM is handing code for the technology, called UIMA (Unstructured Information
Management Architecture), over to SourceForge.net, the world's largest
open-source development site. The company plans to move the project to a full
open-source community development model later in the year.
Nelson Mattos (p... (more)
EnterpriseDB has hired Bruce Momjian (pictured left), a well-known leader of
the PostgreSQL open source community and member of the PostgreSQL Core Team,
and Simon Riggs (pictured below), a major PostgreSQL contributor and an
authority on PostgreSQL performance.
At EnterpriseDB, Momjian and Riggs will continue their community leadership
work, and each will hold the title of Senior Database Architect. EnterpriseDB
also announced today the opening of its United Kingdom Enterprise Performance
Center, near Oxford, where Simon Riggs will lead a team of engineers focused
on improving t... (more)
Solid Information Technology is a proprietary database house born in
Finland and currently based in Silicon Valley; few of its people started
Innobase Oy, the company whose storage engine is so crucial to MySQL that
Oracle bought it last year to spoil MySQL's party . Now Solid is reportedly
inching toward spoiling Oracle's fun by open sourcing part of its
carrier-grade software later this month under the GPL, and its software is by
some reports technologically way ahead of Innobase DB.
After it bought Innobase, Oracle reportedly tried to buy MySQL, but so far
that hasn't happen... (more)