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Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc), a provider of database security solutions for the enterprise, and Unisphere Research, today unveiled the findings from the "Data Security At An Inflection Point: 2011 Survey Of Best Practices And Challenges." A detailed overview of the findings and the implications for enterprise organizations will be presented by Joe McKendrick, lead analyst for Unisphere Research, and Thom VanHorn, vice president, Global Marketing, AppSecInc, in a webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 11 am ET.

Posted January 30, 2012

BlueFinity will demonstrate how to create a simple SSIS transformation to move MultiValue data into Microsoft SQL Server using mv.SSIS in a free webinar on Tuesday, January 31.

Posted January 25, 2012

Solix Technologies, Sybase, an SAP Company, and HCL Technology have formed a partnership to help enterprises deal with management of large volumes of data, and legacy applications. The partnership combines the Sybase IQ data warehousing infrastructure, which provides deep compression for data storage, with the Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite v 5.1 from Solix Technologies, a provider of data, storage, and applications management technology. Additionally, HCL is bringing its global consulting resources to the partnership to help customers gain maximum value from the technology package.

Posted January 25, 2012

NTT Data Corporation, a global provider of IT services including business consulting, technology, and outsourcing services, has selected the Sybase Aleri Streaming Processor (ESP) and Sybase RAP, Sybase's complex event processing (CEP) and analytics platform for real-time analysis of large data sets, to enhance NTT Data's bridge monitoring system. NTT Data is using the Sybase technology to help improve the ability to analyze large, complex data sets collected at rapid rates, particularly during high-traffic periods.

Posted January 25, 2012

KXEN, a provider of predictive analytics for business users, has certified its flagship product, InfiniteInsight, for Sybase IQ v.15, the column-based analytics server. The combination of the two solutions allows businesses to gain speed and performance in building predictive models and social network analysis to support business decisions.

Posted January 25, 2012

SAP AG has introduced the SAP BusinessObjects Sales Analysis for Retail analytic application powered by the SAP HANA platform. The application aims to offer prebuilt data models, key performance indicators (KPIs), role-specific dashboards and customized reports to provide retailers with a deeper understanding of all factors influencing the merchandising lifecycle. SAP BusinessObjects Sales Analysis for Retail is planned for global availability to customers in the second quarter of 2012.

Posted January 25, 2012

Entrinsik's 2012 Informer conference (ICON) will be held March 4-6 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center in Raleigh, NC. This year's agenda will include breakout sessions with members of the Informer product development team, panel discussions on best practices and methodologies, and customer-led use cases demonstrating how Informer is being deployed by customers.

Posted January 25, 2012

Revelation Software has released the latest version of OpenInsight Development Suite (OI), which provides a range of new components, including data encryption at rest, OpenInsight for Web (O4W) v1.2, a new banded report writer, extended math functions, as well as the OI for D3/mvBase connector.

Posted January 25, 2012

InterSystems Corporation, a provider of advanced database, integration and analytics technologies, announced it has become ISO 9001:2008 certified. ISO 9001:2008 is a quality management standard, and for InterSystems, the certification covers all processes related to the product and service creation associated with the InterSystems CACHÉ high-performance database and InterSystems Ensemble integration and development platform that are performed or managed from InterSystems' Cambridge-based headquarters.

Posted January 25, 2012

IBM has announced the IBM Netezza Customer Intelligence Appliance, an appliance that analyzes up to petabytes of data, including consumer sales data and online shopping trends, to help retailers gain actionable insight on buying patterns. According to IBM, the new analytics appliance can help retailers better understand buying patterns across multiple channels, and build stronger, more profitable customer relationships.

Posted January 24, 2012

Talend, an open source software provider, has announced the availability of the Talend Platform for Data Services, which provides developers and users of the data services a common development, deployment and monitoring environment for both data management and application integration. Talend's data services solution offers common tooling, providing organizations with the ability to choose the most effective enterprise-grade technologies to solve their integration needs.

Posted January 24, 2012

Star Analytics, Inc., a provider of application process automation and integration software, has released the latest version of its data bridging technology, Star Integration Server, which is intended to make it easy to extract and combine data from Oracle systems with other business intelligence (BI) applications and data warehouses.

Posted January 24, 2012

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) has re-elected Mark C. Clark as its 2012 president and elected the members of the organization's executive committee. "The OAUG will continue to help its members increase productivity and return on investment throughout 2012 by focusing on the meaningful core benefits of membership, such as targeted educational programs, professional networking opportunities, and meaningful interaction and influence with Oracle," said Clark.

Posted January 24, 2012

IBM had another strong year in 2011, announcing that both revenues and net income for the year were up by 7%. Revenues for 2011 totaled $106.9 billion, compared with $99.9 billion in 2010. Net income rose to $15.9 billion from $14.8 billion the year before.

Posted January 23, 2012

BMC Software introduced an enhanced solution intended to help users more efficiently manage complex and geographically dispersed operations from a consolidated and secure point of control, based on I/O Concepts' ioEnterprise line of mainframe console security, automation and consolidation solutions. BMC closed on the acquisition of I/O Concepts on Dec. 15, 2011.

Posted January 23, 2012

CA Technologies announced a new release of its project management software designed to help improve customers' ability to reduce costs through improved productivity and a simplified user experience; to achieve faster time-to-value from their software investment; and to collaboratively innovate across varied functions within the enterprise.

Posted January 23, 2012

Novell announced the availability of Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 9, a new release that provides an upgraded approach to "application harvesting" intended to enable enterprise IT staff to tap into a library of trusted resources and find the best stored version to build the necessary virtual application dynamically. By harvesting work that has already been done, IT users can scan a target endpoint and quickly build a set of needed virtual applications, saving time and ensuring quality, the vendor says.

Posted January 23, 2012

Software Diversified Services (SDS) announced an update to its VitalSigns for Network Automation and Control (VNAC) solution (version 3.0), adding panel applications to its replacement for legacy mainframe tools. "VitalSigns Network Control and Automation now allows companies to monitor, control and automate SNA networks with ease, taking advantage of the functions they use most often," says Jim Lampi, vice president of SDS. "We designed it to help companies stretch their network visibility and their budgets."

Posted January 23, 2012

Savvis, a provider of cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, has expanded its application performance management (APM) partnership with Compuware. Savvis joined the Compuware Partner Network in 2009 through an agreement to resell the Gomez SaaS Web performance management solution and offer it as part of its hosting platform to its clients. Savvis has now extended this partnership to include the Gomez on-premises APM product suite.

Posted January 23, 2012

HiT Software, Inc. has announced a new release of its JDBC/DB2 type 4 SQL middleware, which conforms to the Java JDBC 4.1 specification. With this latest release, application developers can take advantage of added support for additional data types, improved security mechanisms and support for IBM DB2 on a wide range of systems and platforms.

Posted January 23, 2012

Tableau Software, a provider of business intelligence software, has announced the general availability of Tableau 7.0. The release offers improvements in performance and scalability, adds new visualization types and improves the product's overall analytical power and ease-of-use. In addition, the new Tableau Data Server capabilities will make it easy to share large volumes of data, share data models in large groups, and provide enhanced management of data assets, says Chris Stolte, chief development officer, co-founder, and inventor of Tableau Software.

Posted January 18, 2012

Oracle has begun shipping a new release of Oracle Database Firewall which includes new support for MySQL Enterprise Edition. This release is focused on providing capabilities that customers have asked for in order "to make their deployment and their use of the product, easier, better, faster," Oracle's Roxana Bradescu, director of Outbound Product Management, Database Security, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "Since most customers are at risk of SQL injection attacks, the Oracle Database Firewall provides much needed security," adds Andy Flower, president of the IOUG.

Posted January 18, 2012

The Oracle Big Data Appliance, an engineered system of hardware and software that was first unveiled at Oracle OpenWorld in October, is now generally available. The new system incorporates Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH3) with Cloudera Manager 3.7, plus an open source distribution of R. The Oracle Big Data Appliance represents "two industry leaders coming together to wrap their arms around all things big data," says Cloudera COO Kirk Dunn.

Posted January 18, 2012

RainStor, a provider of big data management software, has unveiled the RainStor Big Data Analytics on Hadoop, which the company describes as the first enterprise database running natively on Hadoop. It is intended to enable faster analytics on multi-structured data without the need to move data out of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) environment. There is architectural compatibility with the way Rainstor manages data and the way Hadoop Distributed File Systems manage CSV files, says Deirdre Mahon, vice president of marketing at Rainstor.

Posted January 17, 2012

Melissa Data, a provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, today announced Contact Zone, its open source data integration software optimized for sophisticated contact data quality. Contact Zone provides a simple approach to data quality, using a streamlined graphical user interface to map data transformations from any type of source database to any type of data warehouse.

Posted January 17, 2012

Jaspersoft, a BI software provider, has announced the development of what it describes as the first BI architected for platform-as-a-service, with the planned integration of Jaspersoft BI with Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS. "With Jaspersoft's suite of reporting and analysis capabilities now available on OpenShift, organizations can quickly realize the benefits of the cloud while gaining deep insights from the data that powers these applications," says Scott Crenshaw, vice president, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat.

Posted January 17, 2012

HiT Software, Inc. has announced a new release of its JDBC/DB2 type 4 SQL middleware, which conforms to the Java JDBC 4.1 specification. With this latest release, application developers can take advantage of added support for additional data types, improved security mechanisms and support for IBM DB2 on a wide range of systems and platforms.

Posted January 17, 2012

Database Month, a new conference "for all things database," starts this week with a series of evening events in NYC. "We took the principle of a conference and spread it out over the entire second half of January to form what is essentially a database festival," Eric David Benari, chairman of Database Month, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted January 17, 2012

Oracle has begun shipping a new release of Oracle Database Firewall which includes new support for MySQL Enterprise Edition. This release is focused on providing capabilities that customers have asked for in order "to make their deployment and their use of the product, easier, better, faster," Oracle's Roxana Bradescu, director of Outbound Product Management, Database Security, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "Since most customers are at risk of SQL injection attacks, the Oracle Database Firewall provides much needed security," adds Andy Flower, president of the IOUG.

Posted January 13, 2012

The Oracle Big Data Appliance, an engineered system of hardware and software that was first unveiled at Oracle OpenWorld in October, is now generally available. The new system incorporates Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH3) with Cloudera Manager 3.7, plus an open source distribution of R. The Oracle Big Data Appliance represents "two industry leaders coming together to wrap their arms around all things big data," says Cloudera COO Kirk Dunn.

Posted January 10, 2012

The latest version of expressor software's flagship data integration platform, expressor 3.5, features cloud integration with Melissa Data's Data Quality Tools and Salesforce.com to provide comprehensive BI reporting and CRM integration with on premises applications. The new Salesforce.com and Melissa Data capabilities ship with expressor 3.5 Desktop Edition and Standard Edition.

Posted January 10, 2012

InterSystems Corporation, a provider of advanced database, integration and analytics technologies, announced it has become ISO 9001:2008 certified. ISO 9001:2008 is a quality management standard, and for InterSystems, the certification covers all processes related to the product and service creation associated with the InterSystems CACHÉ high-performance database and InterSystems Ensemble integration and development platform that are performed or managed from InterSystems' Cambridge-based headquarters.

Posted January 10, 2012

ScaleBase, Inc. has announced the results of its database benchmark test. ScaleBase has achieved 180,000 Transactions per Minute - the highest result for a MySQL database - while running on an Amazon RDS environment. According to the company, the ScaleBase Load Balancer solution proved how well it can scale MySQL, by running a DBT-2 benchmark, which is similar to the standard TPC-C benchmark, on the Amazon EC2 platform with the Amazon RDS database.

Posted January 10, 2012

BMC Software announced the availability of the latest release of the BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping solution, which adds collaborative application mapping. According to BMC, application discovery and the mapping of dependencies is critical for succeeding with strategic IT initiatives such as IT service management, data center automation and transformation, cloud computing and virtualization management, service impact management and service costing. With this new capability, BMC aims to help reduce the time, effort and cost of mapping multi-tier applications to the IT infrastructure supporting them, enabling IT to better understand how applications and infrastructure work together to deliver the services that enterprises depend on.

Posted January 09, 2012

Veryant, a COBOL modernization vendor, is shipping three integrated new products, including a package designed to help companies improve productivity and reduce costs as they modernize COBOL legacy applications. The new offerings, Veryant ODBC, isCOBOL File Server, and isCOBOL Graphical Terminal, are new additions to Veryant isCOBOL Evolve (2011 Release 3), a platform for COBOL application development, deployment, maintenance, and modernization.

Posted January 09, 2012

CiRBA Inc., a provider of data center analytics software, has begun shipping CiRBA version 7, which provides a console for visualizing and controlling virtual and cloud infrastructures.

Posted January 09, 2012

IBM announced a definitive agreement to acquire Green Hat, a software quality and testing solutions vendor for the cloud and other environments. Financial terms were not disclosed. Green Hat, which is jointly headquartered in London, England and Wilmington, Delaware, delivers automated testing solutions for complex systems relying on cloud, web services, messaging, service oriented architecture, enterprise service bus, business process management, complex event processing, and SAP

Posted January 09, 2012

IBM has completed the acquisition of Platform Computing, a provider of cluster, grid and cloud management software for distributed computing environments. Financial terms of the acquisition of the Toronto, Ontario-based company were not disclosed. The acquisition was first announced in October 2011.

Posted January 09, 2012

Oracle has introduced a new release of Oracle Tuxedo 11g, an application server for C/C++, COBOL, and dynamic languages. Optimized to run on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2, the new release of Oracle Tuxedo 11g provides a dynamic, scale-out solution for low-latency mission-critical applications. The new release also includes Oracle Tuxedo Application Runtime for IMS 11g, a new product within the Oracle Tuxedo family that Oracle says will help customers reduce IT costs and increase business agility by simplifying the migration of IBM mainframe IMS applications to open systems.

Posted January 09, 2012

The European Commission says it has reached a settlement with IBM on its antitrust actions in the mainframe maintenance market. IBM commits to make spare parts and technical information swiftly available, under commercially reasonable and non-discriminatory terms, to independent mainframe maintainers, according to a statement released by the commission.

Posted January 09, 2012

Brocade, a network backbone vendor, says that its latest storage area network (SAN) controllers are now qualified for mainframe environments, enabling enterprises to fully exploit the capabilities of their IBM zEnterprise FICON infrastructures. Brocade's DCX 8510 directors, based on 16 Gbps Fibre Channel SAN technology, are part of its line of FICON-capable directors and switches. Brocade DCX 8510 FICON directors are intended to help organizations leverage the capabilities of System z, particularly IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) mainframe solutions.

Posted January 09, 2012

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a provider of high-performance solid-state drives for computing devices and systems, and Marvell, an integrated silicon solutions vendor, have unveiled what they call the industry's fastest and most versatile PCI Express (PCIe) storage system. The jointly developed Z-Drive R5 is designed to offer an intelligent, hardware-meets-software managed solution designed to help accelerate database, enterprise, and virtualization applications, the vendors add.

Posted January 09, 2012

IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Green Hat, a provider of software quality and testing solutions for the cloud and other environments. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, Green Hat is jointly headquartered in London, England and Wilmington, Delaware. Upon the acquisition close, Green Hat will join IBM's Rational Software business.

Posted January 04, 2012

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3, a C, C++, and Fortran development platform for building fast, scalable enterprise applications for Oracle Solaris systems. According to Oracle, the new release accelerates performance of SPARC T4 and x86-based applications up to 300% by leveraging Oracle's advanced compiler technology.

Posted January 04, 2012

BNP Paribas has implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machine to manage electronic trading floor data. BNP Paribas' data warehouse manages billions of messages in real-time processing a terabyte of raw data daily. A half-rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine has helped BNP Paribas better manage data growth and improve system performance.

Posted January 04, 2012

CyberSource, a Visa company and a gold-level member of the OraclePartnerNetwork (OPN), announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of CyberSource Payment Management Services with Oracle's ATG Commerce Suite 10. Oracle ATG customers can now more rapidly adopt CyberSource's portfolio of payment management services, helping them to get to market faster and grow with less cost and complexity.

Posted January 04, 2012

In line with its tradition of tracking Microsoft technological initiatives, BlueFinity has announced it is improving its business objects component (Solution Objects) to provide better support for data middle-tiers, such as ASP.NET MVC and web services feeding data to mobile devices. This additional support will include performance optimizations and dictionary-free access to MultiValue database content. "These enhancements will provide MultiValue developers with an even greater opportunity to create solutions for an ever increasing range of platforms and devices" says David Coooper, lead developer at BlueFinity. "Allowing MultiValue databases to continue being the foundation of an incredible range of line-of-business applications around the globe."

Posted December 21, 2011

Kore Technologies, a provider of enterprise integration and e-commerce solutions with extensive expertise in MultiValue technology, has introduced new enhancements to KommerceServer e-commerce Suite. Built with Microsoft .NET technology and Microsoft SQL Server, KommerceServer provides web storefront and portal solutions that help enterprises to extend their reach over the internet.

Posted December 21, 2011

Revelation Software has released the latest version of OpenInsight Development Suite (OI), which provides a range of new components, including data encryption at rest, OpenInsight for Web (O4W) v1.2, a new banded report writer, extended math functions, as well as the OI for D3/mvBase connector.

Posted December 21, 2011

Entrinsik Inc., developer of web-based reporting and analysis solutions, has announced the availability of new SQL functionality for its Informer software. The new Informer Native SQL reporting enables greater scalability and flexibility to organizations using Informer against SQL databases.

Posted December 21, 2011

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