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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)

OSDL Pursues Mobile Linux Initiative

The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has announced the formation of a new working group, the Mobile Linux Initiative (MLI), focused on accelerating the adoption of Linux in the rapidly-growing mobile market. OSDL is creating MLI in response to input from its membership and the growing global demand for Linux-based mobile platform requirements. Research firm Ovum reports that worldwide mobile phone sales grew 31 percent in 2004 and that more than 2.8 billion phones are expected to be in use by 2009. Handset manufacturers are increasingly turning to Linux as a strategic platform t... (more)

EMC, HP React Badly to Aperi

Although conference call participants announcing the open-source Aperia storage management initiative said that all major companies were contacted about being included, and that "the door is open" to participation by all, executives at EMC told Enterprise Open Source Magazine that they were not consulted. An exclusive statement released to Enterprise Open Source Magazine states: "EMC has the highest regards for creating and maintaining open industry standards and working with consortiums within the storage management environment. We were frankly perplexed that we were not notified ... (more)

"Real-World AJAX" One-Day Seminar Arrives in Silicon Valley

The first "Real-World AJAX" event, held in New York City, featured 15 speakers in 11 sessions, including many of the the world's most renowned AJAX experts, and more than 400 delegates attended while more than 15,000 SYS-CON.TV viewers tuned into the simulcast on March 13, 2006. Backbase news blog called it "a great day, and certainly the first major Ajax Event in the World!" Today, just ten weeks on, SYS-CON Events' timely "Real-World AJAX" comes to Silicon Valley, to San Jose at its very heart, and the Faculty lineup is if anything even more stellar than it was in NYC, includin... (more)

Open Source JBoss Backs Java EE, AJAX

Approval of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 spec by the Java Community Process has been received well by other members of the technology community, including JBoss, which is a Java EE licensee. Sun is calling Java EE 5 "the most significant update of the programming model to the Enterprise Java development platform since the launch of J2EE 1.2 in December 1999." From the perspective of JBoss, the announcement's Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) 3.0 dimension is of high importance. According to Sun, EJB 3.0 "greatly simplifies the programming model by supporting Plain... (more)