Sunday, November 20, 2005

EnterpriseDB release 2

Hi,

A recent mail I recieved from EnterpriseDB:

Dear Customer,

I’m excited to tell you that EnterpriseDB 2005 Release 2 is now available for download from our website. This general availability release incorporates the most recent production version of PostgreSQL (v8.0.4) and includes several important new features. Please download the new release and give it a try. As always, we’re looking forward to your feedback.

EnterpriseDB 2005 Release 2 includes a new high-speed bulk data loading capability that’s 30% faster than current native PostgreSQL. In addition, we’ve added Oracle-style cursors to further improve our compatibility. Also, we’ve made incorporation into ISV products easier, with new installation options and an easy-to-follow methodology. Finally, we have integrated JasperReports, the leading open source reporting technology, into the platform, and a ready-to-run Jasper module and sample reports are available on the website.

Thanks again to everyone for your interest and your support. Don’t forget to drop us a line to tell us about your EnterpriseDB experience.

Sincerely,

Denis

 

Regards,

Guy

Saturday, November 19, 2005

oerr "tool" for windows

Hi,
I've created a small oerr "tool" for use in windows. I don't have databases on windows machines, but i do use windows as a client and when i get an error in sqlplus i don't wish to ssh to a linux/unix server and run oerr there.

The "tool" is a batch file with gawk and the message files from a 10g oracle installation. The zip file contain information about how to use other oracle version messages.

Press here to download.

Oded.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Oracle XE, Mysql or Postgresql ?

With the Oracle XE, the purchase of InnoDB and the integration to PHP, Oracle surly wishes to kill Mysql, But we can't know when Oracle will stop Oracle XE development or change the license, because of that I think it will be better to go with postgresql than with Oracle XE (Unless you know that you are going to upgrade to oracle enterprise in the future) or mysql. From now Postgresql should be the default for a simple free database like what mysql was untill now. Postgresql has no company behind it that some other company can buy and destroy, it is an open community developed database, a very good database and now it's also got the commercial release (EnterpriseDB).

Oded.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Oracle worm

Hi,

I was pleased to hear that a POC code for an Oracle worm had been written.
I like the concept of it, of course more features can be added (like getting information from the db_links, etc.) but it is a good start.

I think it is important that companies raise their awareness regarding DB security (as they are).

This is one of the news articles talking about the worm:
http://www.theage.com.au/news/breaking/worm-turns-on-oracle/2005/11/02/1130823249118.html

A link to Alexander Kornbrust of Red Database Security analysis of the worm:
http://www.red-database-security.com/advisory/oracle_worm_voyager.html

And the actual code:
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2005-October/038290.html

Regards,
Guy