- February 09, 2010
After Oracle's acquisition of Sun and its popular open source database franchise, MySQL users hope for the best but are ready to flee.
- January 27, 2010
Oracle promised to continue Sun Microsystem's open source commitment for MySQL, Open Office, and Solaris but open source users are skeptical.
- December 18, 2009
The Linux world in 2010 will witness a push towards easier deployment, better packaging and management and embedded Linux will be a force in non-PC devices, experts say.
- December 17, 2009
Concerns about the fate of MySQL under Oracle ownership impacted the open source database market, with users increasing PostgreSQL adoption over MySQL.
- December 17, 2009
Canonical's CEO Mark Shuttleworth will hand the reins to COO Jane Silber in March 2010, but will remain active in the company focusing on Ubuntu product design and community. The change reflects maturation of Canonical and need to attack server, ...
Sponsored by Dell - In today’s business environment, software has become a critical differentiator in determining business success. A recent article in Harvard Business Review postulates that every business is a competitor on a software playing field, no matter what sector it is in. See More
Sponsored by SimpliVity - Databases like SQL Server and Oracle are very dependent on disk storage, and database performance is tightly coupled to storage performance. There is often blanket guidance about storage array features to enable or disable. For example, most database tuning guides recommend disabling deduplication on the database storage. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - “Never run out of disk space” became the storage administrator’s prime directive because of the big difference between storage and the rest of an organization’s IT infrastructure. When the network guys slightly underestimate the bandwidth they’ll need to provide, the network gets congested and applications slow down. Similarly, if the server crew ends up running a few too many VMs on too few hosts, the VMs run slower. See More
Sponsored by SolidFire - When a host server fails to deliver a sufficient level of IOPS, the solution is often to invest in solid-state storage. As many organizations have discovered, however, solid-state storage is a costly solution that may only temporarily correct the problem. Like any other storage technology, there is a limit to the number of IOPS that solid-state storage can deliver, and it is often only a matter of time before this limit is reached and the performance problems return. See More
- December 15, 2009
Novell's new focus on intelligent workload management drove December 2009 decision to streamline operations, company said.
- December 03, 2009
An advantage of Linux is performance tuning. A duo of Red Hat engineers put on workshops to train Linux admins on tuning methods for their servers. Some tools used by Linux admins can give them enough performance boost to delay purchase of ...
- November 20, 2009
Red Hat stake in EnterpriseDB called good strategy but users say impact depends on outcome of Oracle/Sun merger and the fate of MySQL.
- November 03, 2009
La Curacao Hispanic store chain boost performance and save time and money by converting from Novell Netware and Microsoft Windows to Novell SUSE Linux.
- November 02, 2009
Linux jobs rank third in Dice.com job posting but demand is growing, unlike Windows. Virtualization is the most sought-after additional skill.
- October 28, 2009
Canonical heard end-user complaints about Ubuntu desktop and thus far has made more than 50 fixes in Ubuntu 9.10, which releases Thursday.
- October 15, 2009
Ubuntu 9.10 brings improved cloud functionality, as well as updated file systems and MySQL. But some users want more deployment and configuration management tools.
- September 30, 2009
Linux server adoption has decreased somewhat in 2009, according to a recent SearchDataCenter.com survey. Virtualization and the economy are the chief reasons.
- September 25, 2009
Open source proponents say that the release of Windows 7 will give Ubuntu and other Linux distros a chance to grab desktop market share.
- September 11, 2009
Red Hat Summit workshop gives company user feedback from its certified engineers, technicians on its training programs.