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.
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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.
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 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 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.
Microsoft has taken another step to make it easier for customers and partners to customize its business intelligence (BI) software suite.
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.
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has confirmed its intention to acquire online storage management software vendor, Archivas, to strengthen its content services business.
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.
Ingres Wednesday began offering a software bundle to make it easier for developers to build Eclipse-based applications on top of the Ingres 2006 open-source database.
Open-source database vendor Greenplum had cause for celebration Tuesday, announcing both US$15 million in venture capital financing and the appointment of a new CEO.
Oracle has shipped the first major upgrade to the stand-alone enterprise search software it debuted last year emphasizing new links to third-party data sources and identity management systems.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) plans to acquire business transactions monitoring software vendor Bristol Technology.
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.
Oracle is positioning itself to try and attract more small to midsize businesses (SMB) as well as customers that have specific industry requirements and those with particular governance or compliance needs.