A new edition of EMC's Greenplum Data Computing Appliance (DCA) handles structured and unstructured data in a single appliance.
It is a truism that what gets measured gets improved. One important function of the CIO is to ensure strategic information is delivered to executive management as a basis for steering the company. Here is a simple C# app to easily publish results of SQL queries as Excel spreadsheets.
Quest Software - now a Dell subsidiary - is famous for its database tools such as Toad for Oracle. The newly released Toad for Oracle 11.6 makes it easier for database administrators to work remotely.