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Programming Opa: Web development, reimagined

MLstate's Opa streamlines Web app development with a single language for client and server, but the bright promise is not without pitfalls

Oracle's 'thrown in the towel' on database patching, researcher claims

A security researcher today criticized Oracle for neglecting to patch its core database products, noting that the massive update slated for later Tuesday will set a record for the fewest fixes.

Oracle to issue 78 patches, including 27 for MySQL

Oracle is set on Tuesday to release 78 security fixes for vulnerabilities in its database, middleware and applications, according to a preview announcement posted to the company's website this week.

SchoonerSQL - MySQL On Steroids

While MySQL has been an unqualified success, there have always been whispers and regrets from those looking to use the open source database in mission critical situations. If you need five 9's type of availability and other large...

MySQL hits new development milestone

Oracle is making the open-source MySQL database more stable and feature-rich through a shift in development philosophy, MySQL Vice President of Engineering Tomas Ulin said during a keynote address Monday at the OpenWorld conference in...

MySQL.Com Website Hacked

Hackers have hacked the website and injected code that will unknowingly infect visitors with malware according to the security firm Armorize. If you are using an older browser version or not kept up with Flash and other... hacked to serve malware

The website for the open-source MySQL database was hacked and used to serve malware to visitors Monday.

MySQL Moves Closer to Closed

MySQL founder and developer Monty Widenius announced on his blog that the MySQL relational database management system would no longer be a free software project and will instead be under an Open Core model. Widenius pointed to an...

Oracle further commercializes MySQL database

Oracle has added additional commercial extensions to the enterprise edition of its open-source MySQL database, further differentiating it from the community version available to anyone at no charge.

What's New in PostgreSQL 9.1?

"What this release really shows is that PostgreSQL is done playing catchup to the big proprietary database vendors, and is now innovating beyond them," says Josh Berkus, PostgreSQL Core Team Member. "As Linux does for operating...

Apple Ditches MySQL In Favor Of PostgreSQL

In addition to the new Mac OSX Lion desktop OS shipping recently, Apple also updated their server software to Lion as well. In an unannounced change Apple has swapped out the built in MySQL database installed in previous OS X server...

After OpenOffice and Hudson, will Oracle stick with open source?

NetBeans, MySQL, and GlassFish are all likely to remain in Oracle's software portfolio as they have profit potential

Trying To Catch Lightning Twice

The team that brought us MySQL and then sold it for a Billion dollars to Sun is looking to invest in the next big open source success story. Helsinki based Open Ocean Investments announced yesterday the launch of their Fund Three...

Former MySQL boss: Code 'in better shape than ever' under Oracle

Oracle may not be a fan of open source, but it makes good code, says former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos.

Is the 'database for the cloud' ready? Drizzle GA released

The Drizzle project has been pumping out release after release for some time, but the March 13 release marks the first "generally available," release. Is it time to start migrating off MySQL yet?Drizzle is a fork of MySQL 6.0,...

UPDATE: Oracle goes after Microsoft SQL Server with MySQL

Oracle is making a fresh run at Microsoft's SQL Server, claiming on Tuesday that its open-source MySQL database offers up to 90 percent cost savings over SQL Server along with blazing performance on Windows.

A year later: Has Oracle ruined or saved Sun?

The company irks open source advocates but is steadfast in upgrading Sun-derived technologies

Billion Dollar Open Source Companies? There Are Lots of Them

In the year 2011 we will in all likelihood see the first company to reach a billion dollars in revenue with an open source focused model.  Dan Woods over on has an excellent piece highlighting Red Hat as the first and...

Best Open Source Database: Its probably a NoSQL

After nearly 30 years of ruling the roost, relational databases are having to share their turf with their non-relational cousins. The biggest and best of these "NoSQL" databases are open source. I had a chance to speak with James...

The Oracle - Open Source War Heats Up At MySQL and Open Office

The war of wills between Oracle and a doubting open source community continues on two fronts today. The MySQL and OpenOffice open source franchises are now both facing forks led by influential members of the community. Oracle's...

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