• April 10, 2006 10 Apr'06

    Open source BI gets down to business

    Open source business intelligence may not cost less to implement, but more funds can be spent on services instead of licensing, a proponent says, and that means more customized BI.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Expensive data warehouses not always necessary for BI

    Attendees at this week's TDWI conference and other data experts explain why some companies may want to rethink their approach to data warehousing and business intelligence.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Analyst sizes up Oracle's post-Siebel BI strategy

    Business applications expert Joshua Greenbaum sizes up Oracle's post-Siebel business intelligence (BI) strategy and explains why he thinks general-purpose BI offerings belong on the endangered species list.

  • February 16, 2006 16 Feb'06

    TDWI keynote speaker reveals secrets of DBA career success

    Anthony Politano started out as a DBA but made his way up the business ladder. Here, the keynote speaker at next week's TDWI conference explains how he did it.

  • February 16, 2006 16 Feb'06

    Getting BI from the contact center

    Forward-thinking contact centers are using quality monitoring applications for business analysis.

  • February 16, 2006 16 Feb'06

    BMC buys into continuous data protection

    IT management firm BMC partnered with disaster recovery startup XOsoft to sell continuous data protection (CDP) technology as part of BMC's backup software. This is the latest in a string of recent partnerships by major systems vendors around CDP, ...

  • February 14, 2006 14 Feb'06

    SQL Server 2000 indexing dos and don'ts

    In the second part of this three-part feature, Edgewood Solutions' Jeremy Kadlec outlines best and worst practices for indexing in SQL Server 2000.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Q&A: Making the jump to 64-bit SQL Server 2005

    Running SQL Server on a 64-bit platform has been an option to improve database performance and scalability for quite some time, but your configuration options were limited and not without problems. For one thing, SQL Server 2000 could only run on ...

  • January 18, 2006 18 Jan'06

    Oracle patches 82 critical flaws

    Attackers could exploit the latest Oracle vulnerabilities to access sensitive information, overwrite files or launch SQL injection attacks in numerous applications, including PeopleSoft and JD Edwards.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Are single-platform databases in your future?

    As databases become more alike and all of them have the capability to pull data from multiple sources, dare to be different! Moving everything to a single platform can make things less complicated.

  • November 29, 2005 29 Nov'05

    Free version of SQL Server 2005 tops list of downloads

    The five most popular picks on Microsoft's SQL Server downloads site include its free SQL Server 2005 Express, MSDE 2000 and the most recent service packs for SQL Server 2000.

  • November 10, 2005 10 Nov'05

    Market for data warehousing tools surges

    The data warehousing software market grew over 10% last year, driven by business intelligence projects, scalability and increased access to internal and external users.

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    SQL Server adoption: Preparing for a heated race with Oracle

    Are companies moving from Oracle to SQL Server? What are the greatest upgrade hurdles? Who will upgrade first? How long must you wait for third-party support? So many questions and so much upgrading to be done.

    To shed light on upgrade issues ...

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    SQL Server 2005: To be or not to be an early adopter

    SQL Server 2005 offers many new features, but do they outweigh the risks of trying out a new release? Get help evaluating the new capabilities in light of your own needs.

  • September 14, 2005 14 Sep'05

    Face-off: Oracle vs. SQL Server

    Two site editors square off on the topic of SQL Server versus Oracle, a debate with equally loud fans on either side of the issue.