March 19, 2014

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Released to Manufacturing

Microsoft made two database-related product announcements on Tuesday. First, it said that SQL Server 2014, its relational database, has been released to manufacturing, with the official public release scheduled for April 1. The 2014 version supports OLTP for the first time and promises “up to 30-times performance gains.” It also

Oracle Struggles in Q3 But Has Big Summer Plans

For its third fiscal quarter, which ended on Feb. 28, Oracle reportedsales and profits that failed to meet analyst expectations. However, CEO Larry Ellison and other executives said that they expect better news this summer, when the company plans to launch in-memory technology for Database 12c, to update its Fusion

Playing the Digital Transformation Game

In a recent article for ComputerWorld, Howard Baldwin took a well-deserved poke at leading consulting punditocracy for pushing ?Digital Transformation? on their customers. You must build a ?digital industrial economy? opines Gartner! Or perhaps a ?digital business? that includes a ?comprehensive strategy that leads to new architectures, new services and

HP Releases ALM 12 Suite

HP has updated its Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite. The company designed ALM 12 to provide agile development teams with the ability to release applications very quickly. “We’re providing customers with the ability to deliver high-performance applications with unprecedented velocity and uncompromising quality – if you increase the speed of