IBM won't open source DB2...until it makes strategic sense to do so. That is, when it pulls down its competitors' revenue, not its own.
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Big Blue isn't sitting still while Oracle buys Sun: instead, it's ensuring it builds Oracle compatibility into DB2 via a partnership with EnterpriseDB.
With the move, Big Blue is the latest on the bandwagon to aggressively push flash into data centers. IBM's flash push comes courtesy of its Texas Memory Systems acquisition.
A new survey is floating about to discover which databases you're using, and why.
IBM looks to build on success of XML-savvy Viper database with beta program for successor.
Big Blue announces plans to deliver its software in the cloud via Amazon's hosted Web services.
The NoSQL term is losing its luster already as databases in the cloud increase in complexity and functionality.
Oracle continues to grow its market share through its consolidation strategy.
IBM is making some software available via Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. Other software vendors will surely follow, now that Big Blue has stepped onto the cloud.