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SHARE will provide hundreds of enterprise technology professionals with education they need to support their organizations' strategic IT initiatives during the SHARE summer conference August 23-28 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo.

Posted August 17, 2009

BMC Software has acquired privately held MQSoftware, a provider of middleware management and enterprise application transaction management markets. This acquisition expands BMC's leading Business Service Management platform, designed to provide customers views of their mainframe and distributed systems, to include entire middleware infrastructure and high-value business transactions it supports.

Posted August 17, 2009

VMware, Inc., a provider of virtualization solutions, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held SpringSource, an enterprise and Web application development and management vendor. As a result of the acquisition, VMware and SpringSource are targeting cloud environments - and intend to deliver new solutions that enable companies to more efficiently build, run and manage applications within both internal and external cloud architectures.

Posted August 17, 2009

IBM has announced the release of solutions designed to help combat Web application attacks, and secure the integrity of data processed by those applications. "The hackers around the world have been really beefing up their efforts going against the web applications for customers. They have found exposures, they have found holes that have not been patched by the vendors," Dan Powers, vice president of business strategy at IBM Internet Security Systems, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted August 17, 2009

Quest Software, Inc. has unveiled the newest version of SharePlex for Oracle, a real-time Oracle-Oracle database replication solution that supports high availability, reporting, data synchronization/integration, and load balancing on Oracle databases. Key features introduced in the new version include wildcard support, batch processing, and configuration management enhancements to SharePlex's monitoring and management dashboard, SharePlex Manager. These new features bring benefits in the areas of ease-of-use, improved performance, task automation, and managing complex replication environments

Posted August 11, 2009

Microsoft recently released a SQL Server 2008 add-in for MapPoint. MapPoint is Microsoft's business mapping application and gives users the power to visualize business data and communicate insights in a new way. It enables them to integrate maps into the work they do in Microsoft Office, and with MapPoint 2009 they also receive new geographic and demographic data, greatly enhanced GPS functionality, and a version that comes with a GPS locator.

Posted August 11, 2009

Cloakware, a provider of privileged password management solutions, has announced that it is working with Oracle to extend Oracle's suite of Identity Management solutions with Cloakware's flagship product, Password Authority. By combining these two products, Oracle is now able to enhance its customers' security management, with a comprehensive solution to manage, protect and monitor access to vital data.

Posted August 11, 2009

DBSophic, a developer of innovative software solutions for database performance optimization, has announced the launch of its new Trace Analyzer tool for Microsoft SQL Server. This tool, which can be downloaded free of charge from the company's website, allows users to instantly find out what is slowing down their databases by enabling them to easily pinpoint which batches or specific parameter value sets consume the most resources.

Posted August 11, 2009

Compuware Corporation announced the release of its next-generation upgrade of Xpediter with Eclipse 2.0. This latest upgrade of the industry-standard analysis and debugging tool enables new mainframe talent to support mission-critical business applications more quickly using a familiar point-and-click environment.

Posted August 10, 2009

Symantec Corp. has announced Symantec Workflow 7.0 and Symantec ServiceDesk 7.0, two updates designed to its IT management offerings. Workflow 7.0 is intended to help customers enforce policies, automate repetitive tasks and accelerate the delivery of IT and business processes. ServiceDesk 7.0 will offer customers a new process-driven and incident, problem, change, release and knowledge management tool based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices.

Posted August 10, 2009

Clerity Solutions, Inc. has signed an agreement under which HP will sell Clerity's UniKix mainframe rehosting software.

Posted August 10, 2009

Vision Solutions, a high-availability and disaster recovery solutions provider for IBM Power Systems, announced enhancements to EchoStream, the company's AIX real-time disaster recovery solution. Vision Solutions is currently offering a trial program of the software.

Posted August 10, 2009

Axios Systems, a provider of IT service management solutions, is partnering with GroundWork Open Source, a provider of commercial open source systems and network management software

Posted August 10, 2009

Unisys Corporation reported second-quarter 2009 net income of $38.1 million, or 10 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $14.0 million, or 4 cents a share, in the second quarter of 2008. The company's revenue declined 16% to $1.13 billion compared with revenue of $1.34 billion in the year-ago quarter. Foreign exchange rates had an approximately 8 percentage-point negative impact on revenue in the quarter. On a constant currency basis, revenue declined 8% in the quarter.

Posted August 07, 2009

Unisys Corporation announced that the Unisys Secure Cloud Solution became available to clients on July 31. The solution is intended to enable enterprise clients to securely move conventional business applications—including those with secure or sensitive data, such as human resources, financial, customer and healthcare information—into a managed, shared cloud service without costly, time-consuming rewrites or other alterations.

Posted August 07, 2009

In response to current economic conditions, UNITE, the International Unisys User Association, has extended its loyal member incentive program to August 31, 2009.

Posted August 07, 2009

With the SHARE event in Denver coming up this month, 5 Minute Briefing caught up with Pam Taylor to talk about what attendees can expect in terms of hot topics and programs. As important as the online community is, Taylor observes that the in-person event provides unique opportunities for education and networking. "I think we have proof positive from just our experience as an organization that it's not ‘either/or.' It's 'both/and.' There are things you can conduct in a virtual online environment that are highly positive and extremely important and very helpful. But there's also that face-to-face engagement where you have the opportunity to take the conversation in real time in a way that it might not go if you're doing an online kind of exchange."

Posted August 05, 2009

To further protect sensitive application data residing in an Oracle Database from unauthorized access by any database user, Oracle Database Vault now includes extensible policies for use with Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Oracle Database Vault enables JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customers to restrict access to application data by highly privileged users, enforce separation-of-duty within the Oracle Database, prevent application bypass and enforce enterprise security policies with multi-factor authorization.

Posted August 05, 2009

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database 11g and Oracle In-Memory Database Cache 11g, the database caching option for Oracle Database 11g.

Posted August 05, 2009

Quest Software recently announced the forthcoming release of Toad for Oracle version 10, a tool for Oracle database development and administration. Toad for Oracle 10 will offer new functionality enhancements that the Toad community has been asking for, providing improved productivity, better database manageability and easier access to educational resources. Toad for Oracle 10 is the culmination of suggestions gathered from the Toad community's "wish list," incorporating many enhancements in the areas of usability, automation, education, and flexibility.

Posted August 05, 2009

Oracle has released a new version of Oracle Coherence, a distributed in-memory data grid solution. A component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Coherence 3.5 now provides tera-scale support to in-memory data grids through configurable off-heap storage.

Posted August 05, 2009

Oracle has agreed to acquire GoldenGate Software, Inc., a leading provider of real-time data integration solutions.

Posted August 05, 2009

Informatica Corporation, a provider of data integration software, has announced the beta release of Informatica PowerCenter Cloud Edition, a cloud data integration infrastructure that combines the Informatica data integration platform (PowerCenter) with the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), which is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. Complementing this new product is the latest Informatica On Demand offering, PowerCenter Service, which enables IT and business users to remotely execute and manage data integration jobs on Amazon EC2, simply by using an Internet browser.

Posted August 04, 2009

Netezza Corporation, a provider of data warehouse and analytic appliances, has introduced the Netezza TwinFin appliance, the first in a family of new blade server-based appliances. The TwinFin appliance scales to more than a petabyte of user data and delivers significantly better performance over competing solutions. The TwinFin appliance is also priced very reasonably per terabyte, which resets the bar on price-performance in the industry.

Posted August 04, 2009

Vertica, a column-oriented analytic database technology provider, has announced a new release of its Analytic Database product with new features for performance gains, increases in scale, and advanced analytics. The primary new features consist of a next-generation column-store architecture called FlexStore, MapReduce technology for advanced ETL loading and analytical processing, and load balancing via IPVS.

Posted August 04, 2009

Initiate Systems, Inc., a provider of data management solutions for information sharing and improved data quality, has launched the Initiate Catalyst software platform for independent software vendors (ISVs) and solution providers. Available as a virtual software appliance, it provides ISVs and solution providers with entity resolution and search capability that can be embedded in their industry-oriented applications and solutions to accelerate data interoperability.

Posted August 04, 2009

Oracle has agreed to acquire GoldenGate Software, Inc., a leading provider of real-time data integration solutions.

Posted August 03, 2009

Oracle introduced the Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler. The standalone tool supports logical, relational, multi-dimensional and data type modeling while featuring multi-layered design and generation capabilities to produce conceptual entity relationship diagrams (ERDs) and transform them to relational models.

Posted August 03, 2009

Welcome to the first issue of Headlines from AIOUG.

Posted August 03, 2009

Embarcadero Technologies has released a new version of its database change management software. Change Manager 5.1 helps DBAs and developers by automating complex database change management tasks, resulting in more streamlined development cycles and fewer errors. Change Manager, which supports Oracle, IBM DB2 for LUW, Microsoft SQL Server, and Sybase from a single user interface, is available as a standalone tool or as part of All-Access, a cost-effective tool chest that includes all of Embarcadero's multi-platform application development and database tools.

Posted August 03, 2009

Attunity, Ltd., a provider of real-time data integration and event capture software, has announced the general availability of Attunity Oracle-CDC for SSIS, delivering change data capture (CDC) technology integrated with Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

Posted August 03, 2009

IBM today announced an agreement to acquire SPSS, a provider of predictive analytics software, services and solutions that help clients forecast trends and anticipate change for business advantage. The $1.2 billion all-cash purchase of SPSS, a publicly held company headquartered in Chicago, is expected to close in the second half of 2009.

Posted July 28, 2009

Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database 11g and Oracle In-Memory Database Cache 11g, the database caching option for Oracle Database 11g.

Posted July 28, 2009

SAP Business Objects recently announced enhancements to its Data Services and Data Federator software products, part of the SAP Business Objects Information Management (IM) Solutions Portfolio. These products support both SAP and non-SAP IT environments, and now with the latest release have expanded support for SAP customers with integration to the SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW).

Posted July 28, 2009

Quest Software recently announced the forthcoming release of Toad for Oracle version 10, the de-facto standard tool for Oracle database development and administration. Toad for Oracle 10 will offer new functionality enhancements that the Toad community has been asking for, providing improved productivity, better database manageability and easier access to educational resources. Toad for Oracle 10 is the culmination of suggestions gathered from the Toad community's "wish list," incorporating many enhancements in the areas of usability, automation, education, and flexibility.

Posted July 28, 2009

Varonis Systems Inc., a leader in unstructured data governance, has announced the availability of Version 5.0 of its DatAdvantage and DataPrivilege software products, which together provide a robust platform for integrated problem discovery, enhanced data protection, and entitlement management for data owners. Version 5.0 automates the implementation of file system protection best practices via its integrated problem discovery reports, which give guidance on reducing excessive access and maintaining optimal access controls.

Posted July 28, 2009

Oracle said last week that it has agreed to acquire GoldenGate Software, Inc., a leading provider of real-time data integration solutions.

Posted July 28, 2009

DataMentors, a full-service provider of data quality and data integration solutions, has introduced a new social media technology education program called "Insights" to provide business decision-makers with observations and explanations on how to better identify the pitfalls and opportunities in the data management and data marketing categories. The two minute-or-less tech ed segments will be distributed through a cross-section of social media networks and various websites.

Posted July 28, 2009

IBM has introduced new systems software for managing virtualized servers, to help clients plan, build and maintain data centers. The new systems software—IBM Systems Director VMControl—gives companies a tool to manage heterogeneous virtual servers. The solution is designed to enable users to discover, display, monitor and locate virtual resources; create and manage virtual servers; and deploy and manage workloads with a common interface across IBM System z mainframes, System x x86-based servers, BladeCenter, Power Systems AIX, Linux, and System i platforms.

Posted July 27, 2009

A number of VMware global partners, including Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM and NEC, announced their support for use of VMware Distributed Power Management (DPM) to make their hardware more power efficient. VMware DPM, part of the VMware vSphere 4 platform, lowers power consumption in the data center by aggregating unused capacity and powering off unused servers without disrupting service levels.

Posted July 27, 2009

Mark Logic Corporation, a provider of software for information-centric applications, announced the release of its new product, MarkLogic Application Services 1.0, a suite of services designed to help organizations rapidly design, develop, and deploy rich information-centric applications.

Posted July 27, 2009

Netrics, a provider of data matching technology, announced it has signed TIBCO Software as an OEM partner.

Posted July 27, 2009

Oracle said today that it has agreed to acquire GoldenGate Software, Inc., a leading provider of real-time data integration solutions.

Posted July 23, 2009

Sybase, Inc. has announced the availability of Sybase IQ 15.1, the newest version of its column-based analytics server. With this new release, organizations can utilize Sybase IQ 15.1 in-database analytics functionality to run predictive analytics business logic directly in the database

Posted July 22, 2009

Sybase, Inc. yesterday reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009. Highlights of the quarter include historical second quarter records achieved in operating income, operating margin, net income, EPS, and cash flow; as well as license revenue that increased 4% year over year and 11% in constant currency; and database license revenue that increased 23% and 30% in constant currency. Additionally, mobile software license revenue increased 4% and 11% in constant currency.

Posted July 22, 2009

For the fifth consecutive year, Bradmark Technologies is sponsoring Sybase at the upcoming user training and solutions conference to be held in Washington, DC, August 25-27. As a strategic partner, Bradmark continues their strong support and commitment to provide Sybase customers with best-in-class monitoring and event management solutions.

Posted July 22, 2009

Embarcadero Technologies has released a new version of its database change management software. Change Manager 5.1 helps DBAs and developers by automating complex database change management tasks, resulting in more streamlined development cycles and fewer errors. Change Manager, which supports Oracle, IBM DB2 for LUW, Microsoft SQL Server, and Sybase from a single user interface, is available as a standalone tool or as part of All-Access, a cost-effective tool chest that includes all of Embarcadero's multi-platform application development and database tools.

Posted July 22, 2009

Bluewolf, an IT consulting firm, has launched Sybase Remote DBA, new Sybase database administration support services for businesses of all sizes. The service offerings are an extension of bw.DirectDBA, the company's Remote Database Administration service for Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and now Sybase. Bluewolf's remote database management service provides businesses with access to its team of U.S.-based experts to ensure the successful monitoring and support of their databases.

Posted July 22, 2009

Kore Technologies has announced that Kourier Integrator for U2 Release 2.2.1 is now available. Kourier Integrator for U2 is Kore's enterprise integration suite which provides extract, transform, and load (ETL) and enterprise application integration (EAI) capabilities for connecting IBM U2 applications to Microsoft SQL Server and other best-in-class applications.

Posted July 22, 2009

Registration is now open for U2 University, the largest U2 event of the year, providing U2 training, certification, and networking resources.

Posted July 22, 2009

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