Feeds

Apache database slips out with Sun

Derby goes to Solaris stack

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Sun Microsystems is to ship an open source edition of an IBM database with its Solaris stack to reinforce its credentials as a database distributor.

The recently announced Solaris Enterprise System (SES) will feature open Java DB - Sun's own implementation of the Apache Software Foundation's (ASF's) Derby. ASF Derby is the open source version of IBM's Java embedded database, formerly known as Cloudscape, released in 2004.

Sun currently uses open Java DB as an embedded application and developer platform in the portal portion of it Java Enterprise System 4.0.

The announcement follows last month's news that Sun planned to integrate and ship the open source Postgres database with Solaris 10 in the first half of 2006.

At that time, Sun promised this was the first in a series of announcements to establish Solaris as "the premier enterprise database platform." No mention was made then, or now, of support for independent offerings MySQL, the open source database that is currently going down a storm among developers, start-up venture EnterpriseDB, or Computer Associates International spin-out Ingres who claims 5,000 customers. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Why has the web gone to hell? Market chaos and HUMAN NATURE
Tim Berners-Lee isn't happy, but we should be
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Sin COS to tan Windows? Chinese operating system to debut in autumn – report
Development alliance working on desktop, mobe software
Microsoft boots 1,500 dodgy apps from the Windows Store
DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! Naughty, misleading developers!
Eat up Martha! Microsoft slings handwriting recog into OneNote on Android
Freehand input on non-Windows kit for the first time
Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle
This is how I set about making a fortune with my own startup
Would you leave your well-paid job to chase your dream?
prev story

Whitepapers

A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.