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JReport Enables Cloud Database Reporting for Database.com
Jinfonet Software has announced that it's
software is available as a reporting solution for users of Database.com,
Saleforce.com and Force.com.
Xeround Jumps into Cloud Database Arena with Elastic MySQL Offering
Xeround has announced a
database that has been adapted to provide the scalability and elasticity of
cloud databases. Xeround supports auto-scaling Database_as_a_Service (DaaS) on
the Amazon EC2 web service.
Data Warehouse Landscape Designates Teradata and IBM as Industry
Information Difference has produced the
landscape for Q4 2010. Vendors were ranked according to technology and
market strength, which was based on breadth of partner network, data warehouse
revenues, financial strength, growth, and geographic coverage.
Sentrigo Releases Version 4.1 of Hedgehog Enterprise Database
Sentrigo released version 4.1 of
Enterprise, an integrated software suite for database activity monitoring
and vulnerability assessment. Version 4.1 adds support for Sybase and MySQL
databases in Hedgehog DBScanner, which checks for 4,000 potential weaknesses.
Oracle Applications Available in Amazon Cloud
Amazon has announced the availability of several
applications on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The list of available
applications includes Oracle PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite and J.D.
Edwards Enterprise One software.
Databases, Mainframes and Hardware Acceleration
Writing for the Database Blog at Dr. Dobb's, Ken North discusses
hardware solutions for accelerating web services and database processing. Part
II of "Specialty
Hardware, Databases, Mainframes, and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)"
discusses specialty processors, including the zIIP and zAAP, that can handle
Java and XML workloads.
Predictive Analytics World to Run March 14-15 in San Francisco
Predictive Analytics World features a lineup of 30 speakers and a
program that includes two tracks with case studies from leading enterprises. The
conference will run March 14-15 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Post-conference workshops will run March 16 and 17, 2010.
Progress Software JDBC Driver for Enterprise Cloud Database from
Progress Software has announced drivers for salesforce.com's
database in the cloud. The JDBC
driver for database.com is in beta test. An ODBC driver will be available in the
second quarter of 2011.
GigaSpaces XAP Provides Cloud-Data Center Hybrid Infrastructure for
GigaSpaces announced the first cloud-based social casino platform uses the
GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP).
Yazino has built a bridge between social gaming and online gambling that
requires scalability for more than 500,000 players.
Google to Upgrade Google App Engine with Hosted SQL
Google has announced support for hosted SQL databases using
Engine for Business. SQL support is expected to be available by the second
quarter of 2011.
Databases for Public and Private Cloud Computing
As cloud computing gained momentum, attention inevitably turned to
hosting databases in the cloud. Issues such as horizontal scaling, the model
best suited for public and private clouds, have prompted the development of a
new generation of data stores. In
"Databases in the Clouds: Elysian Fields or
Briar Patch?", Ken North discusses the new data stores. He also examines cloud computing
with SQL platforms, column-oriented databases, RDF stores and tuple spaces
||Videos Explore Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence, Service Modeling, WADL, XQuery, ADO.NET and Data Services
Videos, slides and podcasts of recent conference presentations have been published for on-demand playback on the World Wide Web. Videos recorded at
DataServices World in New York and San Jose feature speakers such as Geoff Brown (m2mi), Dr. Michael Carey (University
of California, Irvine), Peter Coffee (salesforce.com), Dr. Stefanos Damianakis (Netrics), Parand Darugar (Yahoo!), Mike Gorman (Whitemarsh), Mark Hapner (Sun
Microsystems), Dr. Carlo Innocenti (DataDirect), Susan Malaika (IBM), Ken North (KNComputing), Dr. William O'Connell (IBM), Mike Pizzo (Microsoft), Tom Tague
(Thomson Reuters) and Jeff Vroom (Adobe). The videos are available for media players that support the Flash, Windows Media, MP4 and QuickTime formats, as
well as 3GP for mobile phones.
Middleware Under a Microscope in White Paper
A 90-page white paper from Ken North Computing, LLC discusses the role and importance of data access middleware.
"Middleware in Action:
Industrial Strength Data Access " describes how
middleware plugs into architectures for distributed applications and services, including SOA and ESB. It explains defining characteristics of best-of-breed data access
middleware, including features for performance and scalability. The report, and a separate executive summary (HTML
), provide a features checklist for compiling a report card for
database drivers and data providers.
Reshaping and Restructuring XML
Michael M. David returns to SQLSummit.com to explore two approaches to transforming XML hierarchical data structures. He explains the difference between
restructuring and reshaping XML data, with the latter driven by the semantics of the data structure.
XML in Focus
IBM DB2 9 adds an XML type, new indexing methods and other capabilities for operating with XML in databases.
For DB2 Magazine, Ken North takes a look at
DB2 pureXML technology and implications for SOA, web services and content processing.
1968 Survey of Database Systems Uncovered
A cache of documents
in a URS Project-70 folder has prompted Ken North to write about first-generation database technology. His report includes the CODASYL database systems survey of September 1968.
Ingres VectorWise Performance Boost for Analytics Sparks Interest
Ingres Corporation has expanded into Japan in a partnership with New
The Ingres platform has been gaining traction after being supplemented by new performance boosting
technology from the VectorWise Project. It added the column-oriented MonetDB/X100
database research project. Intel provided support for the Ingres
VectorWise effort that focused Intel Xeon 5500 series processors.
Ingres VectorWise database kernel optimized for the Xeon 5500 resulted in an 80X performance boost on some decision support queries.
Navigation and XPath Holding Back the SQL/XML Database Industry
Michael M. David discusses flaws in the implementation of XML support for modern databases. He explores limitations imposed by single-leg, linear hierarchical
processing, an approach used with XPath navigation of document content. He discusses global views, multi-leg queries and
using hierarchical semantics to increase data value. Michael illustrates with examples of non-procedural processing using a hierarchical XML processor.
Security Flaws Undermine Database, E-Mail and Networking Infrastructure
Researchers have recently uncovered security vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL toolkit that's deployed on 60% of the web servers on the Internet. The potential problems
include buffer overruns, denial-of-security attacks, forging of digital certificates and compromising of confidential information. Ken North discusses these
OpenSSL vulnerabilities, recent research about an RSA attack based on Simple Branch Prediction Analysis, and the effect on
digital certificates used for authentication and secure communications.
More news from SQLSummit.com
SQL injection, buffer overruns, and
process injection are serious problems. CIOs, CTOs, system architects,
developers, and DBAs need to be aware of the threats. Try our security
topic for news, alerts, more information and a list of helpful resources.
SQL Injection Vulnerability Exposes Cardholder Data
The credit card information for 110,000 cardholders has been exposed in a
security breach at a New York tourism company, Twin America LLC (d.b.a., City
Sights NY). The company's web server, which contained payment card data, was
compromised using SQL injection. In this instance, it appears poor coding
practices combined with storage of cardholder data was a recipe for disaster.
Protection of Personal Identifying Data in Databases
Breaches of databases containing cardholder happen on a repetitive basis.
"SQL Injection and Data Theft" discusses the issues and information from
recent surveys of IT personnel.
Major Security Patch Updates from SAP and Oracle
SAP has released a major security patch update as a result of a code scan
of 280 million lines of code. The update includes patches to Business Suite
applications and the NetWeaver platform. Oracle released Critical Patch Updates
in October and is scheduled to do the next critical patch release on January 18,
Arrest for Terrorism Heightens IT Globalization Concerns
Anti-terrorist police in India arrested a software engineer employed in the
hi-tech center at Bangalore as a member of the LeT terrorist group linked to the
2006 Mumbai train bombings. The LeT
terrorist arrest is one of a series of events, including the HSBC call center fraud and the MphasiS/Citibank scandal, that have marred
the IT industry march to globalization.
SSL Auditing, Security Taxonomy
Kevin Dick discusses a security taxonomy
of distributed systems in a podcast and video programs released by
WebServicesSummit.com. Kevin is CEO of Network Resonance, the company that
recently patented a secure SSL auditing technology (more).
At an SDSIC web services conference, a panel of experts discussed security.
Topics included browser vulnerabilities, XML injection, SQL injection, and
security problems related to federated identities. Presentations
and interviews recorded at the conference discuss security issues.
Webcasts and Mobile Video
Oracle Drops UltraSPARC
Processor with Transactional Memory
Prior to the deal to be acquired by Oracle, Sun Microsystems planned to ship a new UltraSPARC processor that
provides transactional memory. By supporting atomic transactions,
it promised to reduce bottlenecks in database servers. Ken North take a closer look at Rock transaction
processing and database price/performance.
Platform-Neutral Solution to Native XML Integration with SQL
IBM, Microsoft and Oracle have taken the SQL:2003 path to integrating native
XML with SQL. Michael M. David presents an alternative approach to hierarchical
processing for any SQL DBMS that implements the 1992 or 1999 SQL standard. He
explains platform-neutral XML integration using left outer join, lowest common
ancestor and sorted outer union techniques (more).
WebServicesSummit.com released two (MP3 audio) podcasts of an expert panel
discussion featuring Ron Bourret (XML-DBMS), Dana Florescu (Oracle), Michael Kay
(Saxonica), Jonathan Robie (DataDirect Technologies) and Michael Rys
(Microsoft). The panelists discuss XQuery, SQL/XML, native XML databases and
XML-enabled databases (more).
Misuse of Object-Relational Mapping
In this editorial, Shahid N. Shah discusses the current state of data modeling and the misapplication of object-relational modeling. He's writing about information
technology in the healthcare industry, but his commentary is valid for other segments (more).
Database Developer: MySQL Ready for Prime Time
A decade of development has moved MySQL out of the bare-bones DBMS category,
enlarged its user base, and turned MySQL AB into a profitable company. MySQL
5.0, the newest version, is a great leap forward. There have been enhancements
to the tool sets, storage engines, types and metadata. MySQL 5.0 includes
features enterprise developers have come to expect from commercial SQL products
Using Database Plug-ins with Oracle, DB2,
An SQL database is more than a passive data container. Microsoft has announced
SQL Server 2005 will embed the Common Language Runtime (CLR). Developers using
IBM DB2, Oracle and Sybase can embed Java classes in databases. Read more about
"Logic in the Database".
systems are under the microscope today. Cathy Mugford of Control Consulting
Corporation explains Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, controls and
There are new sources for drivers and providers on the list of .NET data
providers, JDBC drivers, OLE DB Providers and XQuery
Engines and Processors. Data Access Workshop presentations about ODBC,
Dana Florescu's presentation at CIDR 2005 discusses declaritivity and other characteristics.
"Plugging SQL and ODBC into Integration Frameworks".
Interested in an open source SQL DBMS? Read about "Java, SQL, Cloudscape and
Derby" in Dr.
and SQL: Vive la Différence
This article in DB2 magazine discusses XQuery,
SQL and the XQuery API for Java (XQJ).
Now available: Updated ODBC
driver, JDBC driver, .NET
data provider lists.
ODBC, JDBC und die Suche nach der Black Box
and the Search for a Black Box
Audio and Video Content
Morgenthal (Software AG) discusses integration technologies and RFID
Bickel (JBoss, Inc.) discusses middleware, J2EE vs. .NET, Open Source,
and aspect-oriented programming with Java and C#
Goodson (DataDirect Technologies) discusses trends in data access middleware and query APIs for
Guida (Infragistics) discusses trends in mobility and presentation frameworks, .NET,
Microsoft Longhorn and Avalon.
Finkelstein discusses information engineering, portals and data
- Interview with Thor
Larholm (PivX) about security issues and vulnerabilities.
- Interview with Dave McComb about
semantics, ontologies and modeling.
- Interview with Peter Aiken (Virginia
Commonwealth University) about DM3
- Interview with Geoff Brown (Oracle) about grid computing
- Interview with Ed Julson (Sun) about
service-oriented architectures, web services, ebXML
with Dr. Tushar Hazra about portals, model-driven architecture,
- Keynote at Enterprise Data Forum 2003
- Roundtable discussion with Bob Bickel (JBoss), Dean Guida (Infragistics),
John Goodson (DataDirect)
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