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Quest Software made a joint announcement with Microsoft at the recent VSLive! Conference in San Francisco, indicating that it will offer an Oracle Database Schema Provider for the upcoming release of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010. Quest's new tool provides Oracle support for VSTS, enabling Oracle developers to fully participate with other VSTS team members throughout the entire application lifecycle. Previous to this, Oracle professionals could not benefit from the improvements in communication and workflow that VSTS offers. Oracle development in VSTS was limited, involved time-consuming manual processes, and did not support the system's new offline database development and design paradigm. With Quest's new tool, VSTS can now support both Oracle and SQL Server databases.

Posted March 03, 2009

Embarcadero Technologies plans to hold DataRage, three full days of online technical sessions and a virtual trade show targeted at DBAs, data architects, database developers, security experts, and other database professionals, from March 17 through March 19. "We needed a conference tuned to the massive user base that we have—and beyond," Greg Keller, chief evangelist at Embarcadero, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted March 03, 2009

dynaTrace software, a provider of continuous application performance management for Java and .NET applications, announced the launch of a portal and community-based site for the posting and exchange of performance management information. The dynaTrace Community Portal will provide updates, best practices, product tips and techniques, training materials and re-useable software modules for dynaTrace users.

Posted March 02, 2009

Imperva, a provider of application data security, has announced a solution that provides monitoring, auditing, and protection for DB2 databases running on z/OS mainframes. SecureSphere Database Gateway for z/OS (DGZ) monitors local and network activity by privileged users, non-privileged users, and applications to prevent data loss, fraud, and automate regulatory compliance reporting.

Posted March 02, 2009

NewEra Software has announced the general availability of Release 3.0 of its z/OS hardware configuration management software, called IODF Explorer. NewEra Software will demonstrate the IODF Explorer in Booth 319 at the SHARE Technology Exchange during SHARE in Austin this week.

Posted March 02, 2009

AES, a provider of IT performance management solutions, has announced a new toolset designed to help manage new virtualization initiatives from mainframe systems. CleverView for cTrace Analysis v6.0 is designed to enable IT professionals to view trace captures for LPAR data, from a single z/OS system, going through the Open Systems Adapter (OSA) interface with decoding and expert analysis.

Posted March 02, 2009

GT Software, a provider of mainframe integration solutions, today announced the release of Ivory Service Architect 4.1, incorporating new features designed to reduce mainframe workloads and improve SOA performance. Ivory's architecture now fully exploits all three IBM System z mainframe specialty engines.

Posted March 02, 2009

UNITE has announced a new office address and new phone and fax numbers, effective immediately. The new address for UNITE, Inc., is 18530 Mack Avenue, # 532, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. The phone numbers are 313-640-9666 and 313-640-9667. The fax number is 313-640-9601.

Posted March 01, 2009

This year Unisys is changing the format of its Future Matters events in Europe to make the ClearPathBriefing events more focused in content and duration. Unisys will also provide more technical briefings throughout the year to provide updates on the company's investments and new capabilities.

Posted March 01, 2009

Delta Cargo is partnering with Unisys to offer its Unisys Cargo Portal Services (CPS), a leading electronic booking and shipment management service for the air cargo industry. Delta Cargo's participation in CPS will give its customers a free, web-based tool to manage bookings through a neutral multi-carrier portal.

Posted March 01, 2009

Unisys announced that its newest enterprise server, the ES6000 Model 7600R, has set a new record for price/performance in the Transaction Processing Performance Council's (TPC) TPC-H benchmark test.

Posted March 01, 2009

BlueFinity International, a member of the Mpower1 Group of Companies, has added a new product to its range of Microsoft development tools for MultiValue users. BlueFinity's mv.SSIS allows MultiValue users to extract data from any major MultiValue database (in both bulk and filtered export mode) into MS SQL Server using Microsoft's SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) product.

Posted February 25, 2009

IBM has announced the release of IBM UniVerse 10.3, which delivers a powerful new development tool, mobile API support, numerous security enhancements, and consumability improvements for Web Services.

Posted February 25, 2009

Entrinsik, well known in the MultiValue arena for database reporting and analytics software and services for the UniVerse and UniData databases from IBM, plans to announce the feature-complete beta release of a major new version of the company's Informer Web Reporting solution next month. The new release will offer native access to multiple databases, including Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, DB2, Informix, and Microsoft Access, in addition to UniVerse and UniData, as well as easy navigation and dynamic linking for reporting across multiple data sources.

Posted February 25, 2009

iWay Software, an Information Builders division and an innovator of enterprise integration solutions, has announced the immediate availability of a new iWay Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Suite. Designed to provide complete business visibility with speed and accuracy, the suite lowers the total cost of information management by addressing enterprise information needs in a single platform with reusable services.

Posted February 24, 2009

TIBCO Software Inc. has announced two new products, TIBCO Spotfire Miner 8.1 and TIBCO Spotfire S+ Server 8.1, that allow enterprises to incorporate and deploy predictive analytics on very large data sets in a wide range of business applications. The two products encourage better, more informed business decisions across the enterprise by utilizing the TIBCO Spotfire Enterprise Analytics Platform to deploy business applications that utilize powerful data mining, statistics and predictive modeling to discover hidden patterns, anticipate opportunities in a volatile environment, and optimize investment in limited resources.

Posted February 24, 2009

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), the world's largest user knowledgebase for Oracle Applications users, announced the 2009 list of associate member organizations participating in the OAUG Star Partner Program.

Posted February 24, 2009

Vertica Systems has announced a new version of its Vertica Analytic Database packaged as a virtualized appliance to run in VMware environments. The new Vertica Virtualized Analytic Database is a simple-to-deploy, self-contained software package that runs its own Linux operating system and copy of Vertica, on any VMware-supported hardware as if it were a physical computer.

Posted February 24, 2009

Sybase has unveiled Sybase IQ 15, the next generation of its column-based analytics server. The new release is focused at "filling a critical need for enterprises, especially in this economy, that need to do more sophisticated real time analytics to drive decision making" and that "need to do that on large volumes of data, but without sacrificing their profit margins," Lisa Hopkins, director, product marketing, Sybase, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted February 24, 2009

GoldenGate Software Inc., a leading provider of high availability and real-time data integration solutions across heterogeneous enterprise IT environments, held a webinar last week to showcase the results of a joint survey conducted with Unisphere Research, the research arm of Database Trends and Applications (DBTA). The survey results indicated the continued importance of the DBA role within the enterprise IT group. "Surveying the Role of Today's DBA" uncovered the realities faced by many DBAs today, driven by changing database environments and evolving responsibilities, in addition to their top priorities identified for 2009.

Posted February 24, 2009

With more pressure on technology vendors to sell into a tougher marker, this may represent a great opportunity for IT managers and executives to negotiate better deals.

Posted February 23, 2009

AccuRev Inc. and Smart Bear Software announced a technology partnership designed to improve software development process collaboration and efficiency. The combined solution integrates Smart Bear's Collaborator tool—which facilitates peer code review—with AccuRev's process-centric software change and configuration management capabilities. The integration of these two offerings is intended to enhance real-time collaboration for software teams that conduct code reviews, with particular benefits for those working on Agile, geographically distributed, offshore or parallel projects.

Posted February 23, 2009

IBM revealed a series of new products, services, clients and partnerships for the next phase of its "Blue Cloud" initiative. The cross-company portfolio of cloud computing offerings for business includes server capacity on demand, online data protection, and Lotus e-mail and collaboration software.

Posted February 23, 2009

CommVault announced availability of Simpana 8, a new release of its enterprise data management software, which includes advances in recovery management, data reduction, virtual server protection, and content organization. The company's largest software release to date, Simpana 8 is the result of 18 months of development and includes more than 300 enhancements and 140 newly added product features, CommVault said.

Posted February 23, 2009

Voltaire Ltd., a provider of network solutions for data centers, announced that it is designing a next-generation, high-performance 40 Gb/s InfiniBand switch module for IBM BladeCenter. The new custom switch will deliver 100% faster InfiniBand connectivity to accelerate performance of applications running on BladeCenter, the vendor said.

Posted February 23, 2009

Attunity, Ltd., a provider of real-time data integration and event capture software, has announced the availability of the public beta release of Attunity Oracle-CDC for SSIS. The beta product is "a bespoke solution" for the SQL Server and SSIS community that aims to make replication and real-time integration of Oracle data using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) robust and easy to deploy.

Posted February 19, 2009

Oracle has announced availability of Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance Fusion Edition R11, a financial modeling application that allows executives to understand the full financial impact of alternative corporate strategies.

Posted February 19, 2009

Quest Software Inc. has announced the newest edition of Spotlight on Oracle, a desktop-based monitoring and diagnostics tool that provides visibility into Oracle database processes and performance. Spotlight exposes current and future performance problems, ensuring that database administrators (DBAs) remain a step ahead of database issues that can negatively impact applications, users, customers, and business operations.

Posted February 19, 2009

Axis Technology, LLC, an enterprise IT consultancy and data solutions provider, has announced the availability of its DMSuite data masking platform. It is crucial for companies, especially organizations within the financial services, healthcare, and life sciences industries, to protect and secure customer information and patient records. And at a point where data security and compliance are among the top concerns of businesses across all industries, DMSuite delivers an easy to use, comprehensive data protection product that is backed by a team of IT consultants with decades of experience, according to the vendor.

Posted February 17, 2009

Informatica Corporation, a provider of data integration software, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Applimation, a leader in application information lifecycle management (ILM). The acquisition is expected to close within days, according to Informatica, which will acquire all the capital stock of Applimation in a cash transaction valued at approximately $40 million.

Posted February 17, 2009

Trillium Software, a business of Harte-Hanks, Inc. and a leading provider of data quality software, has announced a global technology alliance with Syncsort aimed at helping customers integrate data quality functionality directly into an array of data management processes. The alliance can provide customers with high-speed data transformation and aggregation, and potentially lower costs for data warehousing, business intelligence, customer relationship management, and data integration initiatives.

Posted February 17, 2009

GridApp Systems, a leading provider of out-of-the-box database automation software and solutions, has announced the release of GridApp Clarity 5.1, the next-generation version of its database automation software. The two primary new features in Clarity 5.1 are support for databases deployed on cloud computing infrastructures, and management of database license compliance.

Posted February 17, 2009

Embarcadero Technologies Inc., a database tools and developer software company, plans to announce tomorrow Embarcadero All-Access, a software development solution that provides application developers, architects, and database professionals with cost-effective, on-demand access to all the tools they need to design, build, and run software applications and data systems for all of their platforms and programming languages.

Posted February 17, 2009

Librato, Inc., a provider of data center utilization software, announced a new product that enables the safe suspension of an application, relinquishing all shared resources consumed by that application to run a higher priority job. Librato Smart Suspend, the vendor said, requires no application or OS modification, and integrates with popular queuing systems such as Platform LSF. Smart Suspend is an application-agnostic job preemption product that can suspend running applications and free critical shared resources, including application licenses, to improve server utilization.

Posted February 17, 2009

To help IT transform from cost center to revenue generator, BMC Software released new versions of its Service Automation portfolio, which enables tighter integration between disparate systems across enterprises, as well as support for virtualization.

Posted February 17, 2009

Stratavia, a provider of data center automation software, today announced it has begun shipping the newest version of its Data Palette Data Center Automation Platform. Data Palette, version 6, includes features such as native workflow, embedded solution applications and metadata injection for intelligent data center automation.

Posted February 17, 2009

Symantec Corp. plans to announce today Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite, intended to improve end-user productivity and lower the cost of managing endpoint devices. The suite enables customers to provision anything from traditional endpoints to full virtual endpoint workspaces based on standards independent of hypervisors, operating systems, and hardware platforms. The solution provides support across traditional endpoint and emerging end-user computing environments such as server-based computing, virtual hosted desktops and client-side hypervisors.

Posted February 17, 2009

Sybase has added four new dates in February for its PowerBuilder Accelerated Development Tour.

Posted February 10, 2009

Following more than a year of development that has touched almost every entity within the product, Revelation Software has announced the availability of OpenInsight Development Suite (OI) 9.0. It is a free upgrade to current members of Revelation's Works Program.

Posted February 10, 2009

Quest Software Inc. has announced the newest edition of Spotlight on Oracle, a desktop-based monitoring and diagnostics tool that provides visibility into Oracle database processes and performance. Spotlight exposes current and future performance problems, ensuring that database administrators (DBAs) remain a step ahead of database issues that can negatively impact applications, users, customers, and business operations.

Posted February 10, 2009

Altova, creator of XMLSpy, the industry-leading XML editor, announced the availability of Version 2009 of the Altova MissionKit, an integrated suite of XML, database, data integration, and UML tools.

Posted February 10, 2009

VMware Inc., a provider of virtualization solutions, announced what it calls the first open source client for virtual desktop infrastructure. VMware says that the product, View Open Client, enables IT organizations to host user desktops in the data center, while letting users access their personalized desktop environments from almost any device, at any time.

Posted February 09, 2009

CiRBA Inc., a provider of capacity management analytics software, announced the release of CiRBA Version 5.1, which provides advanced analytics and collaborative capabilities to enable enterprise views of capacity health for both physical and virtual infrastructure.

Posted February 09, 2009

dynaTrace software, a provider of application lifecycle performance management software for Java and .NET applications, announced the latest release of its software for monitoring, diagnosis, and prevention of performance issues, from development, to testing and production. dynaTrace 3 introduces a broad range of new features designed to address the new technical requirements of managing application performance for large, globally deployed SOA, Java and .NET applications. dynaTrace is also introducing three new integrated product editions, built on a common platform, designed to meet the unique needs of the different stakeholders in the application lifecycle.

Posted February 09, 2009

IBM has announced it has upgraded its Tivoli Storage Manager product with enhanced scalability, data deduplication tools, and new reporting and monitoring features. Part of IBM's Service Management strategy, Tivoli Service Manager 6 is intended to offer customers the visibility, control and automation required to maintain access to information while making more efficient use of storage resources.

Posted February 09, 2009

Lumigent Technologies, Inc., which provides GRC business control systems, has announced the availability of AppGRC for PeopleSoft Financial Management. AppGRC for PeopleSoft Financial Management runs alongside PeopleSoft Financials to strengthen the integrity of critical business operations and reporting for a PeopleSoft implementation, according to the vendor.

Posted February 04, 2009

Jitterbit has introduced advanced features to enhance the compatibility of its open source integration software with Oracle CRM On Demand Release 16.

Posted February 04, 2009

Sentrigo, Inc., a provider of database security software, today announced FuzzOr, an open source fuzzing tool for Oracle databases designed to find vulnerabilities in software applications written in PL/SQL code. The new utility is intended to allow PL/SQL programmers, DBAs and security professionals to identify and repair vulnerabilities that may be exploited via SQL injection and buffer overflow attacks, techniques used by hackers to launch attacks on databases.

Posted February 04, 2009

Oracle Data Vault has introduced support for collecting audit data from IBM DB2 for Linux, Unix and Windows (IBM DB2) and Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database servers. Oracle had previously announced Audit Vault's capability to collect audit data from Microsoft SQL Server, in addition to Oracle Databases. As a result of the new capability, Oracle Audit Vault now captures audit data from IBM DB2 versions 8.2 and 9.5 and Sybase ASE versions 12.5 and 15.0, in addition to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005 and Oracle Database 11g.

Posted February 04, 2009

Oracle has agreed to acquire mValent, a leading provider of application configuration management solutions. Oracle says that it expects the purchase of mValent to enhance Oracle Enterprise Manager with extensive capabilities for managing application configurations across IT environments. Customers are expected to benefit from increased operational productivity through automation, enhanced audit and governance, and improved application uptime.

Posted February 04, 2009

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