A virtual directory server is a technology that offers a way to provide a consolidated view of user identity without creating an entire directory infrastructure. A virtual directory is a lightweight service that operates between applications and identity data. In other word, it is used as a middleware service. This ability to retrieve data frome disparate repositories makes virtual directory technology ideal for data consolidation in a distributed environment.
Oracle RAC allows multiple computers to run the Oracle RDBMS software simultaneously while accessing a single database, thus providing a clustered database. In a non-RAC Oracle database, a single instance accesses a single database. Gartner analyzed the usage in early 2003 with Oracle Database 9i (9i) RAC. It was a very complex application at that time and required an skilled DBA to monitor it. But, in the last five years, Oracle made a significant improvement for RAC in terms of business value and lowered the skill level.
FathomDB unveiled on Friday private beta version of its relational database as a service platform for the cloud computing. The service is currently available for mySQL database hosted on Amazon’s EC2 Web Service. But, it has a plan to expand for small cloud based web service in future. The beauty of the service is that it is a managed service that provides backups, monitoring, replication of databases.
Oracle is expected to release Enterprise Manager 10g Release 5 on Tuesday. This major upgrade will add features like Siebel CRM 8.1.1, as well as additional management tools for the Beehive collaboration platform and Oracle’s billing and revenue management software. Oracle also brought comprehensive management for Web Logic server and Oracle Service Bus.
Oracle unveiled Data Integrity Protection code for Linux community. The new code offers data integrity as the data moves from application to database, and from Linux operating system to disk storage. The new code enables Linux to provide additional check points and helps eliminate silent data corruption by reducing the potential for incorrect data to be written to the disk, decreasing application and database errors and system down-time.
Informatica to Provide Web Based Data Integration Between on Site Application and Databases with Salesforce CRM System
Informatica, the global leader of Data integration is going to provide Web based data integration between a company’s onsite applications and databases, and its Salesforce CRM system running in Salesforce.com’s data center. The announcement will be made in the next week at Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference. Informatica is one of the biggest business partner of Salesforce. The Informatica SaaS Service starts at $1,000 per month per integration.
Zmanda, the global provider of open source back up and recovery solution like Amanda Enterprise, Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL, and Zmanda Internet Backup solution, announced today Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) Enterprise version 3.0 for MySQL. ZRM 3.0 also provides linux support with the addition of Ubuntu and Debian Linux. The price for Windows editions starts at $300 per server.
DTM Data Generator is a very useful tool to generate data for database testing process like performance testing, QA testing, loading tests etc. The DBA, now a days, spends lot of hours to create test data before using it for database testing. This tool automatically creates test data, database tables and sets of INSERT/UPDATE statements. The demo version is free and enterprise edition cost US $149.
In order to enhance business intelligence, Microsoft is adding new functionalities of the SQL Server. The improved version of the database will be named as Kilimanjaro. The upgrade will be available in 2010.
Oracle initiated hardware business in partnersip with HP for the first time in 31 years history. Oracle introduces HP Oracle Database Machine which is 10 times faster than current Data Warehouses. Chief Executive Larry Ellison launched the product at Oracle customer conference in front of 43,000 people. It took three years to develop the product. The database machine will sell for $650,000 and store up to 168 terabytes.