Stories by Ed Scannell and Paul Krill

Oracle turns up grid computing volume

Oracle aims to pick up the tempo on its grid computing beat this week by unveiling the latest version of its flagship database, an iteration the company believes is primed to enable grids for thousands of low-cost nodes.

Databases wrestle XML

As XML works its way deeper into the enterprise, the database war heats up, with IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., and Oracle Corp. wrestling over emerging query standards and database architectures.