Stories by China Martens

IBM continues to simplify its mainframe software

IBM is releasing more software to make it easier to program, manage and administer its mainframes in an ongoing bid to attract more customers to purchase its big iron hardware instead of high-end servers.

Oracle debuts first homegrown TimesTen release

Oracle has unveiled the first major version of the TimesTen in-memory relational database developed in house since acquiring the technology in June 2005, emphasizing increased integration and caching with its enterprise-level Oracle Database 10g.

IBM unveils latest content management moves

Having previously made major product announcements around data and information management, IBM has focused on the third leg of that strategy, content management, including the vendor's first major release of its acquired FileNet technology.

IBM pushes desktop Linux with Open Client

IBM Monday introduced new services, dubbed Open Client, designed to make it easier for customers to run its Lotus collaboration software on a mixture of Windows and Linux desktop operating systems.

Ingres strikes up global partnership with Satyam

Ingres Monday announced a global sales and marketing alliance with leading Indian consultancy and IT services company Satyam Computer Services to attract more customers for its open-source database.

JBoss head Fleury quits Red Hat

Often opinionated, always entertaining, JBoss founder and former CEO Marc Fleury has officially left Red Hat, the Linux distribution vendor that purchased his open-source middleware company for US$350 million in June 2006.

IBM adds incentives to boost partners' open-source use

IBM wants to encourage more of its business partners to use its open-source, low-end application server and free entry-level database by giving those companies access to IBM sales, marketing and technical expertise at no charge.

Oracle ships new BI product, Data Integrator

Oracle has unveiled an addition to its Fusion middleware, Oracle Data Integrator, to help users quickly bring together in a single place the huge amounts of information in different databases and applications across their organizations.