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BMC has announced support of IBM's DB2 10 for z/OS across its DB2 solutions, according to Robin Reddick, director for MSM solutions marketing at BMC.

Posted November 01, 2010

CA Technologies announced "Day One" support for IBM DB2 10 for z/OS across more than 30 products, including CA Database Management for DB2 for z/OS, CA ACF2, CA Top Secret security management solutions and CA Easytrieve application reporting. This support helps customers maximize the benefits of the new DB2 release and helps provide for the integrity and security of critical organizational assets.

Posted November 01, 2010

Rocket Software has introduced new Mainstar technology designed to clone IMS systems without the need to shut them down to do so. Now, instead of waiting for hours, companies can have a clone in minutes at a lower cost without affecting production, the vendor says.

Posted November 01, 2010

An independent consortium of enterprises and IT vendors, called The Open Data Center Alliance, has been launched, and its first deliverable is the Alliance's 0.5 Usage Model Roadmap, which lays out open, interoperable solutions that can be sourced from multiple vendors and interoperate across data centers.

Posted November 01, 2010

Oracle announced the StorageTek Virtual Library Extension (VLE), one of the industry's first highly scalable second tiers of disk storage that optimizes tape processing in mainframe environments. Oracle says the new offering delivers two times the disk scalability to boost performance and accommodate growing workloads, along with five times the availability of current mainframe tape solutions.

Posted November 01, 2010

IBM announced new software that combines sophisticated information management and analytics with social networking and collaboration capabilities for mobile workforces. The company's newly released Cognos 10 integrates collaboration with Lotus Connections software and business analytics with Cognos.

Posted November 01, 2010

IBM expanded its Smart Business Development & Test on the IBM Cloud offering with support for Windows and new enhancements to better serve teams of developers. IBM says it is also introducing an integrated development and test environment and new software and services to enable developers to improve quality and speed across the application lifecycle.

Posted November 01, 2010

Oracle introduced the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 at Oracle OpenWorld. The new configuration extends the Oracle Exadata Database Machine product family with a high-capacity system for large OLTP, data warehousing and consolidated workloads.

Posted October 27, 2010

The Pythian Group has achieved four specializations under the OPN (Oracle PartnerNetwork) Specialized Program. Pythian, already a Platinum member of the OPN, has met a series of demanding technical and business requirements to earn the specializations in Oracle Database 11g, Real Application Clusters (RAC), Database Performance Tuning, and Oracle Linux.

Posted October 27, 2010

At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle also unveiled Oracle Fusion Applications.

Posted October 27, 2010

Just 6 months after launching Ignite 8, Confio Software's newest release of its performance analysis tool, the company announced that nearly 90% of Confio's Oracle customer base has upgraded to Ignite 8 representing over 10,000 monitored Oracle instances worldwide.

Posted October 27, 2010

Building on the theme of "freedom of platform choice" Quest Software announced the beta launch of Toad Extension for Eclipse at Oracle OpenWorld. The newest addition to the Toad product family allows Java developers to perform essential Oracle development tasks, such as writing, editing, browsing and querying, directly from within the Eclipse IDE, harnessing the power of Toad for Oracle. This follows Quest's recent announcement on the availability of Toad for Cloud Databases.

Posted October 27, 2010

Oracle has announced a world record non-clustered TPC-H 3TB benchmark result demonstrating the scalability of Oracle Database 11g running on Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server.

Posted October 27, 2010

Sybase, Inc., an SAP company, says it is seeing significant adoption momentum of Sybase CEP, a complex event processing (CEP) technology for performing analytics on high speed streaming data.

Posted October 27, 2010

Bradmark Technologies, Inc., has announced the maintenance releases of Surveillance for Sybase that bolsters Bradmark's continuing development of its premier monitoring solution for Sybase data management products, enabling customers - including many that manage the world's most critical data - to cost-effectively maintain unprecedented performance and reliability.

Posted October 27, 2010

MENTIS Software, a provider of Sensitive Information Management solutions for enterprise applications and databases, has announced the availability of its latest release - MENTIS 7. The new release provides advanced Sensitive Data Discovery capabilities to help customers document and manage sensitive data locations as well as program and user access levels. Scan results of the discovery process are maintained in the MENTIS 7 metadata repository, providing critical information to IT managers responsible for security and audit management.

Posted October 27, 2010

Sybase, Inc., an SAP company, has announced the Sybase Mobile Sales for SAP CRM for BlackBerry smartphones - a new "super app" that delivers an integrated application experience on BlackBerry smartphones.

Posted October 27, 2010

Altova has announced the availability of version 2011 of the Altova MissionKit, its integrated suite of XML, database, and UML tools.

Posted October 27, 2010

ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd., a provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for the service industry, has announced that its Mobility Suite will run on key components of the Sybase mobility platform - SQL Anywhere embedded database and synchronization and Afaria mobile device management and security - by the end of 2010.

Posted October 27, 2010

Rocket Software today released U2 DataVu. It is the first entirely new product the U2 group has delivered since becoming part of Rocket Software, Susie Siegesmund, vice president and general manager, Rocket U2, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted October 27, 2010

Kore Technologies is planning to announce Release 3.0 of Kourier Integrator for U2 when Kore presents its "Building Integrated SQL Server Data Warehouse and Bus Intelligence Solutions from U2" session at Rocket Software's upcoming U2 University in Denver in early November.

Posted October 27, 2010

MITS, a provider of reporting and business intelligence solutions, has announced a major new release of its popular operational reporting solution, MITS Report.

Posted October 27, 2010

TigerLogic Corporation has announced the general availability of its next-generation multidimensional database management systems, D3 v9.0 and mvBase v3.0. The company has also unveiled a new development tool, the TigerLogic Dashboard, which can be used to create visual displays of MultiValue data via widgets.

Posted October 27, 2010

Entrinsik Inc., a provider of web-based operational reporting and analysis solutions, has recently announced the hiring of Jonathan Harrell as vice president of Informer sales. Bringing more than 10 years of sales and business development leadership experience within the business to business software space to this new role, Harrell will be responsible for evangelizing the value of Informer Web Reporting as well as building a highly qualified sales team to respond to growing demand.

Posted October 27, 2010

Ashwood Computer, a MultiValue VAR organization specializing in MultiValue database conversions, migrations, upgrades, and .NET development projects, has announced that it has successfully converted Envirochem, Inc. to Reality 14.1.

Posted October 27, 2010

Onsystex Corporation, which helps companies extend the reach and effectiveness of MultiValue applications, has announced that it has extended its operations by acquiring the development and outsourcing business of EuphoriaNET, a global IT services company, to expand its outsourcing offering to include offshore development in Latin America.

Posted October 27, 2010

At this week's Teradata Partners' users conference, Teradata Corporation announced it is shipping a new version of its data warehouse solution, providing new analytic features to support customers working with complex big data. Teradata Database 13.10 includes temporal capabilities, which enable companies to recreate information from selected points in time. Other new features include advanced and flexible data compression options that provide as much as 20 times more data, as well as analytic functions and expanded capabilities within the Teradata Open Parallel Framework.

Posted October 26, 2010

IBM announced new software that combines sophisticated information management and analytics with social networking and collaboration capabilities for mobile workforces. The company's newly released Cognos 10 integrates collaboration with Lotus Connections software and business analytics with Cognos.

Posted October 26, 2010

Talend, a provider of open source data management software, announced an upgrade to its flagship data management platform that incorporates advanced data stewardship and data matching capabilities. The new release, Talend v4.1, automates data quality processes and supports master data management (MDM) methodologies.

Posted October 26, 2010

Quest Software, Inc. has announced new initiatives around SharePlex for Oracle, its Oracle data replication solution, in order to put real-time replication within reach of organizations with small IT departments and tight budgets.

Posted October 26, 2010

HiT Software, Inc., a provider of data integration, and change data capture products for heterogeneous database environments, has released HiT ODBC/400 v9.0 and HiT OLEDB/400 v5.0.

Posted October 26, 2010

Oracle has announced a world record non-clustered TPC-H 3TB benchmark result demonstrating the scalability of Oracle Database 11g running on Oracle's Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000 server.

Posted October 20, 2010

Altova has announced the availability of version 2011 of the Altova MissionKit, its integrated suite of XML, database, and UML tools.

Posted October 20, 2010

IOUG ResearchWire has announced the winner of the annual Security Study Sweepstakes recently - Ray Schonert, a DBA with Northrop Grumman Corporation. "It's great to win the iPad. I've always wondered if these drawings were random and now I know they are," said Schonert, who has been an IOUG member since 2004.

Posted October 20, 2010

MENTIS Software, a provider of Sensitive Information Management solutions for enterprise applications and databases and a gold level member of the Oracle Partner Network, has announced the availability of its latest release - MENTIS 7. The new release provides advanced Sensitive Data Discovery capabilities for Oracle applications and database customers to help them document and manage sensitive data locations as well as program and user access levels. Scan results of the discovery process are maintained in the MENTIS 7 metadata repository, providing critical information to IT managers responsible for Oracle security and audit management.

Posted October 20, 2010

To archive and protect growing amounts of clinical and diagnostic patient data, the University of Michigan Health System, which includes numerous hospitals, health centers and clinics, the University of Michigan Medical School and its Faculty Group Practice, the clinical activities of the University of Michigan School of Nursing and the Michigan Health Corp., has deployed two Oracle StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library Systems.

Posted October 20, 2010

This Thursday, October 21, Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) will host the first in a series of educational webcasts on NoSQL database technology.This first webcast will explain what NoSQL is, and how these databases meet new requirements created by surging data growth and the demand for speed and analytics. The webcast will also cover important considerations when evaluating a NoSQL implementation for production environments, as well as how to obtain training and support for NoSQL deployments.

Posted October 19, 2010

Ingres Database 10, the latest version of Ingres Corporation's flagship open source database product is now generally available. Developed at Ingres and with input from the open source community, Ingres Database 10 now supports multi-versioning, column encryption, partitioning and faster bulk loading.

Posted October 19, 2010

The Pythian Group, Inc., a provider of remote database infrastructure services, has announced it has achieved four specializations under the OPN (Oracle PartnerNetwork) Specialized Program. Already a Platinum member of the OPN, Pythian has met a series of demanding technical and business requirements to earn the specializations in Oracle Database 11g, Real Application Clusters (RAC), Database Performance Tuning, and Oracle Linux. The specialized status serves as an indicator to both Oracle customers and to the Oracle team that Pythian is "a preferred go-to partner that they can engage" when facing complex problems.

Posted October 19, 2010

Continuing its efforts to tackle the "big data" challenge, EMC Corporation has introduced the new EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance, an integrated data warehouse system using the Greenplum massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture.

Posted October 19, 2010

Pentaho Corporation, a provider of open source business intelligence (BI) and data integration software, has announced plans to enable Pentaho Data Integration for Hadoop to easily integrate with Hadoop data stored in Amazon Elastic MapReduce. As a result, Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS) customers can leverage Pentaho's ETL capabilities to deploy a hybrid data model to easily move data between Amazon Elastic MapReduce and databases, data warehouses and other cloud based and on-premise data stores.

Posted October 19, 2010

Prowess, a provider of IT management solutions and services, announced the release of SmartMigrate - a free, wizard-based solution that enables migrations from Windows XP to Windows 7. Currently in beta but available for trial use, SmartMigrate is intended to offer a relatively simply means to help preserve existing applications, files and folders in native XP environments as they are moved onto Windows 7 machines.

Posted October 19, 2010

CA Technologies today announced CA Automation Suite, a package of new and enhanced products and solutions that offers dynamic deployment and elastic scaling of IT infrastructure and services by automating, orchestrating, integrating and standardizing the provisioning and management of physical, virtual and cloud resources.

Posted October 18, 2010

UC4 Software, a provider of service automation and IT process optimization solutions, expanded its offerings for SAP customers with a new integration of UC4 software with SAP Financial Closing cockpit, and extensions to its UC4 Automated System Copy for SAP solution, to help customers maximize their investments in SAP applications.

Posted October 18, 2010

Compuware Corporation has announced a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based application performance management (APM) solution that provides visibility from what it calls the "first mile" (the data center) to the "last mile" (the end user). Compuware's Gomez First Mile, together with Gomez outside-in monitoring, is intended to enable organizations whose businesses depend on web applications to quickly assess the business impact of a problem.

Posted October 18, 2010

OpenTech Systems, Inc., a provider of tape copying, migration and disaster recovery solutions for IBM z/OS-centric data centers, announced a new release of its flagship tape copy product that includes object access method (OAM) support, along with the ability allocate data to underutilized tapes.

Posted October 18, 2010

PKWARE, Inc., a provider of data security and compression software, introduced products that extend the functionality of PKZIP and SecureZIP for Linux to mainframe environments. The new release of PKZIP and SecureZIP products for Linux on the System z operating platform supports file management and data compression on mainframes.

Posted October 18, 2010

IBM and Oracle announced they will collaborate to enable developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. The companies intend to collaborate in the OpenJDK project in developing the leading open source Java environment.

Posted October 18, 2010

IBM expanded its CloudBurst family of pre-integrated cloud service delivery platforms with a POWER7-based hardware appliance, as well as separately offering the software to run on currently installed IBM and non-IBM systems.

Posted October 18, 2010

Cloud computing offers the promise of greater agility, resource optimization, and user performance, yet many businesses are understandably leery about jumping onto the cloud bandwagon until they have assurances that hosted resources will be secure.

Posted October 13, 2010

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