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Telegraph Tackles Queries

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Keeping database performance tuned when workloads are relatively predictable is hard enough; pity the poor database administrator who must react to the chaos of infinitely variable queries flowing in over the Internet at unpredictable rates.

Oracle Bows Out of jCert

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Oracle Corp. has left jCert, a skills testing and certification-focused consortium of Java vendors.

DB2 Upgrade Takes On Manageability

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DB2 Version 8, which is almost ready for beta testing, will focus on continuing its evolution as much more than a relational database with improved ease of use and manageability.

Striving to Make Systems Self-Managing

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IBM's autonomic computing initiative seeks support for new standards.

Databases Target Ease of Use

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Oracle, CA, Vision Solutions and Expand Beyond unwrap enhancements.

Flaw Threatens SQL Server

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The flaw, which affects SQL Server 7.0 and 2000, is in the way that extended stored procedures validate input to the database. The procedures are external routines that that in SQL are used for some helper functions

Database Holy Grail: Ease Of Use

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Oracle, CA, Vision Solutions and Expand Beyond all are releasing tools and features that they say will make a DBA's job a lot easier.

Tools to Ease Integration

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Oracle, Siebel enterprise application suites add features to connect multivendor environments.

Software Puts Database Backups to Use

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Oracle Corp., Quest Software Inc. and Solid Information Technology Corp. are each rolling out software that not only enhances database backup but also helps make the stored data more useful.

Yukon to Add Run-Time, XML Support

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Microsoft is bringing its next SQL Server release, code-named Yukon, in line with its .Net and Web services vision, with new data unification and integration technology.

Microsoft Gives SQL Server More Mobility

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Microsoft Corp., as part of its push toward XML Web services, Wednesday announced two beta versions of mobile enhancements to its core SQL Server database that integrate it more firmly in the company's .Net platform.

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