[From eWeek]

Oracle Corp. and Microsoft Corp. will ratchet up their ongoing database battle with each announcing new and upgraded features that hit at the other's strengths.

At the OracleWorld conference in San Francisco this week, Oracle will introduce real-time features for its Collaboration Suite, ease-of-use enhancements to its EM (Enterprise Manager) database management software and a new tool for managing mobile databases, according to officials and sources familiar with their plans.

Meanwhile, Microsoft, of Redmond, Wash., will hit at Oracle's claim to offer an "unbreakable" database when, in the next few months, it releases what it calls an Installer that automatically installs SQL Server database security patches. Officials said this will keep the systems up longer.

This article continues at http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,3959,685349,00.asp