Stories by Tom Sullivan and Paul Krill

Oracle hints at grid upgrades to come

Oracle foreshadowed improvements to its grid strategy, including updates to the Oracle Database 10g and the company's enterprise management tools, during an interview with InfoWorld last week.

Database vendors keep the XML faith

Database archenenmies IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp. are at it again, and the battle over how to store and manage XML (Extensible Markup Language) data rages on.

Big Blue deal alerts Oracle, MS

IBM spent a cool US$1 billion in cash last week to buy Informix Software in an attempt to delve deeper into the Unix and Windows database markets. Big Blue has also put competitors Oracle and Microsoft on alert.