Stories by Ed Scannell and Paul Krill

Oracle turns up grid computing volume

Oracle aims to pick up the tempo on its grid computing beat this week by unveiling the latest version of its flagship database, an iteration the company believes is primed to enable grids for thousands of low-cost nodes.

IBM plans app development tools for small devices

Sensing a budding opportunity among some of its corporate accounts, IBM plans to deliver a series of Java-based tools late in 1999 that will allow it to create applications for a wide range of embedded systems, including handheld devices and cellular phones.