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  • Column: Why open source databases are ripe for acquisition in 2006

    Is the clout of open source databases, expected to grow to a $1 billion market by 2008, going to lead to their demise by acquisition? This columnist ponders the meaning of Oracle's Sleepycat and Innobase acquisitions, and MySQL's anti-acquisition sta... 

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  • Migrating from MS Works database

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    Ken Milberg describes how to install an Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.1.0) Enterprise/Standard Edition for x86 on a server running RHEL 4.0. 

  • Creating multiple SA user accounts

    Sybase expert Mich Talebzadeh demonstrates how to create multiple SA user accounts. 

  • Staying smart with Sybase

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