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What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server 2000
SQL Server 2000, the next major release of SQL Server 7, is Microsoft’s SQL 7 release of its database both re-architected and re-written. Microsoft has high

db2 index  largest competitors are IBM's DB2 Universal Database and Oracle's 8i. The database market is growing at approximately 20% per year, and since Microsoft will continue to thrive with mid to low-end customers, they should profit greatly in these markets. In addition, Microsoft has announced that they are running 20 critical internal systems, including their worldwide sales data warehouse, on SQL Server 2000. In the vendor world, this is referred to as eating your own dog food , and their commitment to the

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Sneak Peek: Enterprise Software 2013


The following forces and information technology (IT) trends will continue to shape 2013: 1. Cloud Computing While cloud computing is becoming mainstream, hybrid cloud–on-premises configurations (a.k.a., “software plus services” and “connected services”) remains the reality for cloud integration and federated cross-cloud security issues. Organizations are increasingly looking to hybrid cloud

db2 index  think that Oracle, IBM DB2, etc. will add in-memory–type capabilities to their traditional relational databases, and the hybrid structure database will be born. The reality is that there will be lots of hybrid type of environments where multiple applications are not designed for an in-memory database designDatabase vendors will have to respond to the existence of HANA with a hybrid database solution (i.e., side-by-side relational and in-memory parts, with data moving between them), which in turn will Read More

Nortel and Clarify: Was There Ever Synergy Enough to Support this Marriage?


Back in 1999, when Nortel was on a buying spree and reeling in record profits, it plunked down US$2.1 billion dollars for Clarify Inc., a leader in the CRM space that was bringing in $250 million in revenues annually. Now, in July of 2001, with Nortel expecting losses in the order of US$19.2 billion, Clarify may be jettisoned at a significant loss.

db2 index  Applications suite, adding native DB2 support into Clarify's technology mix. In January of this year, Nortel announced the release of Clarify 10.0 eFrontOffice , which essentially upgraded users on a Unix backend server with functionality to match users on a Windows backend server. Initial support is for Solaris on Oracle , with planned HP-UX/Oracle and AIX/UDB support. Yawn . There was one tantalizing headline just last month. On June 4, IBM and Nortel jointly released a Press Release entitled: IBM, Read More

Thinking Radically about Unstructured Data: Interview with Ron Carrière, CEO of Cirilab


Being able to manage unstructured text is no longer a “nice to have,” as companies and individual users alike have to deal with increasing amounts of unstructured text, work with it, and gain knowledge by interpreting it. Cirilab is a company that provides software products to search, retrieve, and categorize information from unstructured text sources. Read this interesting interview with Ron

db2 index  Radically about Unstructured Data: Interview with Ron Carrière, CEO of Cirilab Being able to manage unstructured text is no longer a “nice to have,” as companies and individual users alike have to deal with increasing amounts of unstructured text, work with it, and gain knowledge by interpreting it. Cirilab is a company that provides software products to search, retrieve, and categorize information from unstructured text sources. Read this interesting interview with Ron Carrière, chief Read More

A Clear-cut Approach to Collections Is Essential for Profitability


In 2002, US suppliers wrote off more than $18 billion (USD) in bad checks. And the bankruptcy picture has certainly not improved since then. Companies that act quickly to secure overdue accounts are the companies that have the best chance of remaining in the black. The SYSPRO Collections Module automates debt collection, and can help address this acute need.

db2 index  Clear-cut Approach to Collections Is Essential for Profitability A Clear-cut Approach to Collections Is Essential for Profitability If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Maximizing your profitability is only possible with an accurate picture of your costs. With operational costs consuming a high percentage of your revenues, we understand that maximizing yield and keeping strict control of costs and reducing waste in all areas Read More

Why Enterprise Application Search Is Crucial to Your ERP System


Enterprise applications become easier to use with the addition of powerful search capabilities. There is a distinction to be made, however, between stand-alone search tools and true enterprise application search that is built into and tightly integrated within an application.

db2 index  Enterprise Application Search Is Crucial to Your ERP System Originally published - July 27, 2007 There are some points in history that are pivotal for societies and economies, and we are at one of these points right now. As the enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology that we use in our businesses has become more powerful and complex, the ability to simplify and find information in these massive data stores has become more critical. We are now at the crossroads where the technology that solves Read More

SAS/Warehouse 2.0 Goes Live


SAS Institute has announced the production availability of SAS/Warehouse Administrator software, Version 2.0. This new version provides IT the ability to proactively publish data warehouse information and track its usage, plus aggressively manage the process of change in the data warehouse.

db2 index  AG's R3, Baan, Oracle, DB2, Teradata, SQL Server 7.0, Sybase and many others. SAS Institute was voted No. 1 in data warehousing and business intelligence in DM Review's 1999 Data Warehouse 100. SAS/Warehouse Administrator is a key component of this award-winning solution. Installed at more than 600 sites worldwide, SAS/Warehouse Administrator is the leading tool to help IT professionals meet the demands of administering a warehouse. IT and business users will find significant enhancements when building Read More

NetWare for Small Business - NetWhy?


Remember Novell? They’re a small Utah company that makes network software called NetWare, now aimed at small businesses. Sounds familiar?

db2 index  users, $499, which includes DB2 and Domino. Or we can buy Microsoft's Small Business Server 4.5 for 100 or so users - including Exchange 5.5 and SQL 7.0 -- for $5,840. Or we can buy this Novell bundle, which includes Oracle 8i and GroupWise (still going!), for $7,945. Why, that's the funniest thing we've heard since rumors that Oracle hired private eyes to discover that Microsoft wanted to influence user opinion in their antitrust case. We may be broke, but at least we'll have NDS? This isn't back to Read More

Outsourcing in Latin America


Global economic instability has modified the configuration in the worldwide outsourcing market. Find out what impact the crisis has had for Latin America players, according to new data, as well as the steps they should take to survive and—perhaps—prosper.

db2 index  in Latin America Outsourcing in Latin America Jorge Garcia - August 17, 2009 The outsourcing industry has not been spared by the current conditions of global economic volatility. Indeed, it has been affected both directly and indirectly by this economic crisis. Outsourcing target markets are also suffering from severe difficulties as they struggle to recover from the crisis. This has brought about a change in the behavior of some outsourcing niche areas, and has also modified the criteria and Read More

Aspen - To Netfinity and Beyond


Aspen Technology, Inc. recently announced plans to leverage IBM resources to provide solutions for supply chain management (SCM) customers in the chemicals, petroleum, plastics, paper, metals, pharmaceutical, and other process industries.

db2 index  its applications on IBM's DB2 Universal Database as well as Netfinity servers and IntelliStations. In addition, IBM's MQ Series message queuing middleware will be made available alongside Microsoft's MSMQ for complex application integration. Market Impact Of the objectives outlined in the new alliance, only one stands a chance of producing significant impact on the rest of the supply chain management market - Aspen applications on Netfinity servers running Windows operating systems. The fact is, Aspen Read More

Can Software Help Employees Enjoy their Workday (more)? - Part 2




db2 index  Software Help Employees Enjoy their Workday (more)? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series described the genesis and current state of affairs of Workday – a novel company that was founded in March 2005 and launched in November 2006 by two great IT minds and notable PeopleSoft alumni: Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri. For a few years now I've been listening to a slew of otherwise hard-to-please analysts and bloggers raving about this software company that has purportedly finally overcome the traditional sho Read More

More Vendors Bail on Oracle in Favor of IBM


Oracle’s focus on software application markets is impacting its Database business. Recently SAP AG and Siebel Systems, i2 Technologies, Inc., and PeopleSoft have also chosen IBM’s DB2 Universal Database as their preferred database for developing current and future applications, and as their preferred backend database for customer deployment. In addition, IFS AB, one of the top 10 ERP vendors, which was previously Oracle-centric, has announced an agreement with IBM to add DB2 support.

db2 index  have also chosen IBM's DB2 Universal Database as their preferred database for developing current and future applications, and as their preferred backend database for customer deployment. According to the vendors, PeopleSoft will use DB2 Universal Database as its primary Unix development platform for PeopleSoft 8, which is their latest Internet-based architecture. PeopleSoft 7.5 applications are now available on DB2 UDB for Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, IBM AIX, and IBM OS/390. In addition, IBM Read More

Your Guide to Enterprise Software Selection: Part Two


Enterprise software selection is a risky undertaking. Even after you’ve determined your requirements, the crucial software assessment and negotiation phases are potential minefields. Find out how you can reduce the risk involved in choosing a solution that meets your needs.

db2 index  Guide to Enterprise Software Selection: Part Two In part one of this series, we covered the first phase of a best-practice software selection project, including the four steps involved in the definition of business and technical requirements. We'll turn now to the all-important final phases of the enterprise software selection process. Phase 2: How to Assess and Evaluate Software The output from Phase 1 is a detailed list of functional requirements. Phase 2 covers the assessment and evaluation of all Read More

i2 Technologies Gets Reporting Help From Hyperion


i2’s decision to integrate Hyperion Essbase into its TradeMatrix™ applications is a welcome event for users.

db2 index  database platforms, such as DB2, Oracle, Informix, Sybase, SQL Server, and ODBC sources. User Recommendations Users who are evaluating TradeMatrix should view with favor the announced integration to Essbase. Before allowing it to influence their final decision, users should include in their RFI a detailed description of the types of reporting capabilities they need, all calculated quantities, accumulations, trend analyses, and other slice-and-dice requirements. Rather than depend on verbal assurances Read More

IBM Tries to Take More Market Share from Oracle, BMC, and CA


IBM has announced a four-year, $200 million investment to make it more cost effective and easier for companies to manage data on IBM S/390 enterprise servers. They will attempt to compete more effectively with Computer Associates (which acquired Platinum Technology and Sterling Software), BMC, and Oracle in the lucrative database tools market.

db2 index  than 35 tools for DB2 and Information Management Systems for OS/390 environments to help customers manage large volumes of data inherent to any e-business. The four areas of focus include: Database Administration Performance Management Recovery and replication management (the ability to provide 24x7 support) Application management (the ability to craft application connections to the database) Market Impact Given that Computer Associates has purchased Platinum Technology and Sterling Software, and has Read More