Structured Query Language (SQL) was adopted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1986, one year before it was adopted by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). Before it was accepted and ever since adoption, SQL has been under continuous review for improvements. The Joint Technical Committee (JTC) is charged with improving SQL.
The raging legal battle between HP and Oracle picked up in intensity last week as both sides built their cases for cross action lawsuits. In what promises to be an epic and landmark battle between the giant Hewlett Packard and a once-trusted contributing partner, Oracle, the computer and software industries are watching with interest.
The lawsuit has more than a fair share of intrigue as finger pointing and personalities continue to clash. Oracle claims that HP cost the company more than $95 million in profits. HP claims that Oracle has cost the hardware provider more than $4 billion in damages and wants compensation. Continue reading