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State Dept. database crash leads to passport, visa delays

A State Department database crash has delayed the issuing of passports and visas worldwide.

Oracle builds on BlueKai acquisition with Data Cloud

Oracle is combining its BlueKai consumer data aggregation platform with other parts of its catalog to create Oracle Data Cloud, a data-as-a-service offering aimed at companies that want to reach customers and prospects across multiple channels.

Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data

Teradata has bought the assets of Revelytix and Hadapt in a bid to grow out its capabilities for the Hadoop big-data processing framework.

Securing big data off to slow start

While so-called "big data" initiatives are not new to a number of industries a such as large financial services firms, pharmaceuticals, and large cloud companies a it is new to most organizations. And the low cost and ease of access of the software and hardware needed to build these systems, coupled with an eagerness to unleash any hidden value held within all of those enterprise data, are two trends that have sent large, next-generation database adoption soaring.

Oracle hopes to make SQL a lingua franca for big data

Oracle is hoping to turn heads in the crowded data analysis market with Big Data SQL, a software tool that can run a single SQL query against Oracle's own database as well as Hadoop and NoSQL data stores.

OCZ flash accelerator takes a sharper focus on SQL Server

Storage has always affected how fast software runs, but IT shops now have more tools they can bring to bear on the problem.

Oracle selling $10B in bonds, giving hint to buying spree

Oracle is selling $10 billion in bonds, in a move that could signal the vendor is planning to ramp up its already steady pace of acquisitions.

MongoDB now runs on Google, Microsoft clouds

Following its success with Amazon Web Services, MongoDB's namesake database can now run on cloud services from Microsoft and Google.

USENIX: Unstable code can lead to security vulnerabilities

As if tracking down bugs in a complex application isn't hard enough, programmers now must worry about a newly emerging trap, one in which a program compiler simply eliminates chunks of code it doesn't understand, often without alerting the programmer of the missing functionality.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison wades into the in-memory database wars

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is taking the fight to IBM, Microsoft and SAP in the burgeoning in-memory database market with a new option the company says can deliver dramatic performance boosts without requiring changes to applications.

Graph databases find answers for the sick and their healers

A novel form of database that focuses on connections between entities, called a graph database, is finding a home in the health care industry.

Oracle focuses on prepping databases as a service

As it preps Oracle Enterprise Manager to run private clouds, Oracle has released an update to the management software that offers the ability for organizations to offer production-ready databases as a service.

Amazon looks to run corporate databases in its cloud

Amazon Web Services is making a pitch that high-performance enterprise databases can run on its infrastructure by launching new instances optimized for the task.

Oracle weaves Fabric for MySQL clustering

Oracle has released a framework that allows multiple copies of the MySQL database to work in tandem, making it easier for organizations to easily run live backup databases and scale MySQL across multiple servers.

Oracle set to launch in-memory database option

Oracle could be gearing up to make an anticipated in-memory computing option for its flagship 12c database generally available after hyping it for the better part of a year, judging from an upcoming appearance by CEO Larry Ellison.

Updated PostgreSQL targets NoSQL market

Embracing the widely used JSON data-exchange format, the new version of the PostgreSQL open-source database takes aim at the growing NoSQL market of nonrelational data stores, notably the popular MongoDB.

SAP's Ariba to get an in-memory energy boost with Hana

SAP is making good on a promise to migrate its Ariba e-commerce software to the Hana in-memory computing platform, and says an initial step has already produced staggering performance improvements.

How to avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many Exadata projects.

Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes

Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as Heartbleed, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products.

With MongoDB 2.6, NoSQL database gets a speed boost

Working to keep its place in an increasingly heated competitive landscape, MongoDB has updated its namesake open-source NoSQL database system with considerable performance improvements, a new automated management module and stronger security tools.

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