Articles By Eric Lai

Twitter switches from MySQL to ‘NoSQL’ database

Twitter switches from MySQL to ‘NoSQL’ database

Ryan King, an engineer at Twitter, today told the blog MyNoSQL that the social networking company plans to move from...

February 23rd, 2010 Eric Lai
Aster makes three key changes to data warehouse

Aster makes three key changes to data warehouse

When Gartner Inc. placed Aster Data Systems Inc. firmly in the "Visionaries" section of its data warehousing "Magic Quadrant" last...

February 22nd, 2010 Eric Lai
Data warehousing vendors bicker over flash memory

Data warehousing vendors bicker over flash memory

Scalability has been the buzzword for data warehousing vendors over the past several years, with the standout questions being, how...

February 1st, 2010 Eric Lai
War of the Databases: IBM, Oracle

War of the Databases: IBM, Oracle

Oracle Corp.'s media event yesterday may have lacked the gadget-y pizzazz of Apple Inc.'s iPad launch , but it had...

January 28th, 2010 Eric Lai
New Microsoft Office price list: Winners and losers

New Microsoft Office price list: Winners and losers

When Microsoft Corp. announced earlier this month that it would eliminate upgrade versions of Office 2010, the early reaction was:...

January 26th, 2010 Eric Lai
CES: Ballmer shows off Windows 7 slate PCs

CES: Ballmer shows off Windows 7 slate PCs

Microsoft Corp.'s Courier tablet computer failed to make a rumored appearance at CEO Steve Ballmer's keynote speech at the International Consumer...

January 7th, 2010 Eric Lai
Big three database vendors disagree on Hadoop

Big three database vendors disagree on Hadoop

The three leaders of the relational database market are responding to the sudden mania for the data processing technology Hadoop...

December 17th, 2009 Eric Lai
Graphical coding is like

Graphical coding is like

Microsoft Corp. has done more to popularize graphical programming than any other vendor. The company's development tools, led by Visual...

November 27th, 2009 Eric Lai
Microsoft adds access controls for SQL Azure online database

Microsoft adds access controls for SQL Azure online database

Microsoft Corp. is creating technology to give businesses more fine-grained control over access to data stored in the company's upcoming...

November 18th, 2009 Eric Lai
American IT workers still doing it old school

American IT workers still doing it old school

A Forrester Research study is showing that what is a hit in Silicon Valley or among the virtual "Twitterati" has...

October 13th, 2009 Eric Lai