Ext4 The new Ext4 filesystem

Jul 03, 2008

The newest child in the Ext filesystem family provides better performance and supports bigger filesystems. Are you ready for Ext4?

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Charly's Column The sys admin's daily grind: RSyslog

Jun 01, 2008

Well-used services write reams of log information to disk, which is not only bothersome from a storage perspective but also pushes grep and the usual group of statistics tools to their limits. Will hitching the syslog daemon up to a database help?

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MySQL 5.1: Easier and Quicker

Apr 16, 2008

The Open Source MySQL database, which is now maintained by Sun Microsystems after Sun's acquisition, benefits from a performance boost and easier management following the update to version 5.1.

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Gartner: Open Source Penetrating SaaS Segment

Apr 15, 2008

Open Source software is likely to dominate the Software as a Service (SaaS) segment for reasons of economy and community building says market researcher Gartner: Open Source is cheap, and communities keep it popular.

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EnterpriseDB Open Sources GridSQL

Mar 26, 2008

Today at the Open Source Business Conference, EnterpriseDB announced that GridSQL, the company┬┤s business intelligence and data warehousing solution, is now available under the GPLv2 open source license.

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Adobe to Sponsor SQLite

Feb 27, 2008

Adobe has joined the SQLite Consortium which promotes the development of the embedded database.

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OpenLDAP 2.4.8 with Bugfixes

Feb 20, 2008

The new 2.4.8 version mainly offers bugfixes for the free OpenLDAP directory service, while adding a Slap daemon encryption feature.

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Oracle buys Bea Systems and Captovation

Jan 31, 2008

Oracle recently announced two acquisitions on the same day, with software vendor Bea Systems and document digitization specialists Captovation soon joining the database specialists.

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