Everywhere we turn this year, we see database technology companies continuing to grow and expand with new offerings for improving computer systems to help you support your company's important business decisions.
This month's newsletter describes 3 database technologies that offer new promise for improving performance: Sybase® ASE 15.7, Sybase® IQ 15.4, and Microsoft SQL Server® 2012 RC0.
On September 13th this year, Sybase announced availability of Sybase® Adaptive Server Enterprise® (ASE) 15.7. This is exciting news for our database community. According to Carl Olofson, research vice president at IDC, "Sybase has made significant enhancements to optimize data storage and increase developer productivity in ASE 15.7." "These new features . . . add to ASE's already impressive total cost of ownership."
ASE 15.7 (the most feature-rich release in their history), is offering many new capabilities. Some of the most important ones include:
For more detailed information, see Sybase's full feature list at:
Sybase has also launched the new version of the Sybase IQ high performance column-based analytics database. Sybase IQ® 15.4 is addressing the new generation of Big Data. DBA's and database developers can use this version to store large amounts of unstructured data, and web log information. Sybase tells us we'll be able to use a "have it your way" approach.
Some new capabilities to consider are: a native MapReduce API, Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) support, and integration with Hadoop. You will be able to federate a query between IQ and Hadoop. The new APIs will allow developers to implement in-database algorithms with greater performance results.
PMML capabilities will work with predictive models in industry-standard analytics tools, and then be able to automate their execution in Sybase IQ. These features can also be combined with text and multimedia analytics, using a range of techniques for analyzing big data.
Some other advantages with this new version are:
For more details on Sybase IQ 15.4 see Sybase's what's new datasheet at:
Microsoft announced SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC0) last month, with its Cloud offerings.
There are three main SQL Server 2012 editions - Enterprise, BI (Business Intelligence), and Standard. Microsoft is still offering Web Developer and Express versions of SQL Server 2012.
At Dobler Consulting we're seeing some exciting new features with this version:
Mission Critical Abilities
Our conclusion . . . Sybase and Microsoft are offering us innovative and exciting new ways to manage our database systems and improve performance.
Download SQL Server 2012 RC0 via this link: