Database Technologies Roadmap 2009 and Beyond

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There are two significant database vendors working on their subsequent big version of their database engines. Microsoft and Oracle are obtaining ready to release their very best database system yet. Nicely, in the close to future at least. Nonetheless right here are some preliminary info that leaked from the development teams.

Microsoft SQL Server 2010

Just last year in August we have been introduced to SQL Server 2008, which lastly brought us backup compression and information compression amongst a lot of other new characteristics. Numerous SQL Server consumers are nonetheless recovering from the SQL Server 2005 migration and find it difficult to preserve up with this breath taking speed of new releases.

So what’s new in SQL Server 2010?

It will create on the data warehouse improvement of SQL Server 2008 and adds even much more support for multi terabyte databases.

The major focus of SQL Server 2010 will be on “managed self solutions”. Self tuning will be achieved by interpreting the Dynamic Management Views (DMV). Is this the death of the DBA? Not at all, it will redefine the skills and duties of a DBA in the day to day operations. But then again, let’s see if and how this operates.

Emphasis on policies is yet another big adjust. A lot of policies are already offered given that SQL Server 2005, but in SQL Server 2010 they will be enforced by default.

The final improvement is focused on greater email integration and integration into the Web 2. environment. Think about SQL Server goes Twitter.

Soon after all, these are preliminary data offered via some rumor mills and a little bit from the Microsoft internet site. One particular issue is for positive, with the release of SharePoint 2010 (beta obtainable now), SQL Server 2010 will grow to be even far more important.

I’m fairly positive that there will be much more details obtainable quickly.

Oracle 12g

Yes, you heard correct. Oracle 12g is about the corner. There is not a lot details obtainable on this new release. The only detail that leaked so far is that Oracle 12g will not help raw filesystems any longer. This is undesirable news for RAC environments. The OCR and the voting disk relay on raw filesystems via CFS like OCFS.

The word is that ASM will step in and close the gap in 12g. Also, much more emphasis on NFS will be placed as well.

Other than that, there’s not considerably data relating to functionality enhancements accessible. As soon as I get a lot more particulars I will post it. 

Sybase is not in the radar to release but one more major release in the close to future. The focus is on synchronizing the ASE 15..3 release with the Sybase ASE CE (Cluster Edition) version. There is also a new project that will replace Sybase Central with a web primarily based management tool. The ASE (regular and cluster edition) is already accessible.

Sybase just released a couple of major new releases in their item line, Sybase IQ 15, Sybase Replication Server 15 and Sybase ASE Cluster Edition mid final year. There are new key releases in preparing, but not released in the close to future like Microsoft and Oracle. That is at least to my expertise. One particular issue is outstanding with Sybase they had the best quarter in Q1 of 2009 and I cannot wait to get the results for Q2.

1 issue is often fascinating to observe. This constant competition and the require to outperform drive these vendors to consistently push the envelope and we as the consumer will get greater, more rapidly and less expensive items.

The downside is that we have to continuously upgrade our systems. Over time this creates enormous strains on IT staff and budgeting. It seems that the pace of new main database releases has picked up noticable and it remains up to the IT managers to make the appropriate call at the right time. The existing cutting in staff and budgets is no support either.

Database vendors are packing a lot more and more worth added characteristics into their systems to achieve far more consumers and sell their item. Hopefully we will see a speedy recovery of the economy to enable these organizations to bring back employees and place all these fantastic functions to function quickly.

Peter Dobler