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Coming off a record quarter as well as reporting 2008 revenues and operating income that reached all-time highs, it wasn't surprising that it was a packed house of analysts attending the by-invitation-only proceedings at Sybase Analyst Day on May 13. With the hum of another "up" day taking place on the ground-floor trading level of the New York Stock Exchange at 11 Wall Street, Dr. Raj Nathan, Sybase senior vice president and chief marketing officer, gave the keynote address. In a wide-ranging overview of the company's strategic direction and product offerings, which defined the company's "standard of success" for the future, Nathan laid out a future direction for the company that is unique in its focus on both strength in analytics and core participation in the mobility market-building on the capabilities already successfully put into place. Nathan mapped out the Sybase view of the Unwired Enterprise and strategy of integrating information sourced "from any data source, any server platform and any application," transformed through analytics into actionable information, then pushed out to any person, anywhere and always available.

Posted May 27, 2009

Sybase, Inc., has announced the latest version of Sybase Replication Server, specifically designed to move and synchronize data across the enterprise. Some of the key megatrends in the industry that helped to form the product strategy for Replication Server 15 include the pressures on organizations caused by burgeoning data volumes combined with customers' increasing requirements for real-time business analytics, Bill Zhang, product manager for Replication Server, Sybase, tells 5 Minute Briefing. Additionally, he adds, "we are seeing ongoing global adoption of business applications that drive very strong demand in terms of how to integrate data in heterogeneous environments."

Posted May 27, 2009

Revelation has announced Universal Driver 4.6 targeted at organizations running multi-user Revelation-based applications on a Windows Server. Revelation will be releasing two versions of Universal Driver 4.6, including a free version for customers who have purchased a license for OpenInsight 9.0; and there also is a new installer with this version, Robert Catalano, director of sales at Revelation, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted May 27, 2009

Entrinsik Inc., a leading provider of web-based operational reporting and analysis solutions, has announced that members of its product development team will demonstrate their use of the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) in the development of the latest release of Informer Web Reporting at the upcoming Google I/O Developer Conference. The two-day event will be held today through tomorrow at the Moscone West in San Francisco, CA. Entrinsik will be participating in the Developers Sandbox at the conference today from 12 noon to 6 pm.

Posted May 27, 2009

U2 University planning is moving forward on schedule, according to IBM. U2U will be held in Denver, Colo., from September 16 through September 18; and in Liverpool, UK, from October 13 through October 15. Plans are in the process of being made for U2U in Sydney, Australia, to be held from November 17 through November 19.

Posted May 27, 2009

BlueFinity International, a member of the Mpower1 Group of Companies, will present a free webinar on Thursday, June 18. The webinar will focus on how to create a simple SSIS transformation to move MultiValue data into MS SQL using BlueFinity's new SQL integration tool, mv.SSIS.

Posted May 27, 2009

Bus-Tech, Inc., a supplier of data center connectivity products, has introduced a new library model intended to add mainframe connectivity to distributed systems Virtual Tape Library (VTL) vendors' offerings and provide data centers with a single backup vehicle for both mainframe and distributed system server environments. The Mainframe Data Library (MDL) model 100V is intended to simplify data backup for the enterprise, take advantage of the VTL's deduplication capabilities and reduces the overall cost associated with data protection, the vendor says.

Posted May 26, 2009

Ateras, a provider of legacy migration and modernization solutions, announced a tool that enables mainframe analysts and developers to create customized applications in C# or Java from either COBOL or Natural, without any knowledge of C# or Java required.

Posted May 26, 2009

The Rolta SOA Center of Excellence, a software division of Rolta and provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) development solutions, today announced the availability of iPerspective, a software toolkit that automates the creation and management of web services.

Posted May 26, 2009

Attachmate Corporation has announced a multiplatform "X server" that connects remote Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac desktop users to graphical Unix-based applications. Attachmate's Reflection X Advantage version 2.0 is enhanced with Open Graphics Library (OpenGL) and Secure Shell (SSH) support, and features a new architecture designed to optimize performance for high-latency and low-bandwidth networks.

Posted May 26, 2009

Coming off a record quarter as well as reporting 2008 revenues and operating income that reached all-time highs, it wasn't surprising that it was a packed house of analysts attending the by-invitation-only proceedings at Sybase Analyst Day on May 13. With the hum of another "up" day taking place on the ground-floor trading level of the New York Stock Exchange at 11 Wall Street, Dr. Raj Nathan, Sybase senior vice president and chief marketing officer, gave the keynote address.

Posted May 26, 2009

TIBCO Software has announced the launch of TIBCO Spotfire 3.0, the latest version of the company's in-memory analytics platform for business decision-making. The new release introduces simplified connectivity to popular business applications such as SAP and Oracle, load balancing, and enhanced in-memory performance to better enable IT organizations to scale Spotfire throughout the enterprise.

Posted May 26, 2009

expressor software, a data integration software provider, has announced version 2.0 of its expressor semantic data integration system. New features in version 2.0 include new tools for reporting and bulk-loading of metadata, productivity and usability improvements across all expressor integrator tools, as well as additional connectivity and platform support for the expressor processor.

Posted May 26, 2009

Idera, a provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft Windows Servers, has announced the latest version of SQL diagnostic manager, 6.0. The tool is a SQL Server performance and monitoring solution that minimizes costly server downtime by providing agent-less, real-time monitoring and customizable alerts for fast diagnosis and remediation of SQL Server performance issues.

Posted May 26, 2009

Quest Software has unveiled a complete update of its solution portfolio for Microsoft SQL Server. Quest's SQL Server portfolio is built to tackle the challenges faced by SQL Server professionals across all key areas of database management.

Posted May 26, 2009

Oracle Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire Virtual Iron Software, Inc. (Virtual Iron), a provider of server virtualization management software that enables dynamic resource and capacity management in virtualized data centers.

Posted May 20, 2009

Oracle has announced the availability of Oracle Customer Hub 8.1, the latest version of its master data management solution, which enables organizations to consolidate customer data from disparate systems, cleanse, master, govern and share this information throughout the enterprise.

Posted May 20, 2009

At the recent COLLABORATE 09 conference, Oracle introduced Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications Release 7.9.6, prebuilt solutions for Oracle and non-Oracle applications that enable organizations to make informed, actionable decisions and drive toward optimized performance across the enterprise.

Posted May 20, 2009

COLLABORATE 09, the annual Oracle users conference sponsored by the Independent Oracle Users Group, the Oracle Applications Users Group and the Quest International Users Group, wrapped up successfully in Orlando, Fla. earlier this month. "I think COLLABORATE was a great success," Ian Abramson, president of the IOUG, tells 5 Minute Briefing, adding that it emphasized the unique value of a live in-person event.

Posted May 20, 2009

At its recent TechEd conference in Los Angeles, Microsoft announced new innovations from the SQL Server team. The next release, SQL Server 2008 R2 (formerly SQL Server ‘Kilimanjaro'), is intended to empower end users to make better decisions through self-service business intelligence, and help IT drive greater efficiency and reduce costs through new capabilities such as multi-server management and Master Data Services. The first Community Technology Preview (CTP) of SQL Server 2008 R2 will be available in the second half of 2009 and Microsoft is on track to ship SQL Server 2008 R2 in the first half of calendar year 2010. In 2010, Microsoft will also introduce complex event processing for real-time insight into streaming information. This will offers customers and partners faster time to solution and equal or better performance than competitive alternatives to gain insight from streaming information.

Posted May 19, 2009

Oracle Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire Virtual Iron Software, Inc. (Virtual Iron), a provider of server virtualization management software that enables dynamic resource and capacity management in virtualized data centers.

Posted May 19, 2009

5 Minute Briefing: Data Integration had a chance to visit the COLLABORATE 09 conference for Oracle users in Orlando during the week of May 4. We conducted interviews with both Ian Abramson, the president of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), and later with Raymond Payne, president of the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG).

Posted May 19, 2009

At its recent SAPPHIRE 09 conference, SAP AG announced SAP Business Objects Explorer, a new software product that brings together search and navigation capabilities from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator (SAP NetWeaver BW Accelerator) software, enabling customers to navigate mountains of business data at high speed and give them a clear view across their organizations. Another milestone in the company's acquisition and integration of Business Objects, SAP BusinessObjects Explorer will deliver the most significant and largest combination of SAP and Business Objects technology to date, according to the company.

Posted May 19, 2009

Talend, a leading provider of open data integration software, has announced the availability of Talend Integration Suite MPX, a new edition of its Integration Suite Platform specially designed to help organizations attain high levels of performance and remove obstacles typically associated with traditional data integration processes.

Posted May 19, 2009

Composite Software, Inc., a leading provider of data virtualization software, and Motio, Inc., a leading provider of advanced sofware development lifecycle tools for IBM-Cognos business intelligence deployments, have begun shipping the new Composite BI Accelerator Appliance. Jointly developed by Composite and Motio, the BI Accelerator Appliance automates currently cumbersome tasks in the BI lifecycle. The initial release, a self-contained appliance, has been optimized for IBM-Cognos environments. The end-to-end solution automates steps throughout the BI process including upfront data discovery and ongoing maintenance of IBM-Cognos reporting environments.

Posted May 19, 2009

Veryant, the COBOL and Java technology innovator, announced new software designed to help organizations lower operational costs by modernizing COBOL assets. The latest version of Veryant's isCOBOL Application Platform Suite (APS) simplifies COBOL and Java integration, enhances the Eclipse-based development environment, and includes several improvements to make moving to isCOBOL from alternative platforms even easier.

Posted May 18, 2009

Novell has released PlateSpin Recon 3.6, a data center workload profiling, analysis and planning tool that combines consolidation planning with virtual capacity management to give customers an ongoing view of their physical and virtual infrastructure.

Posted May 18, 2009

Sepaton, Inc., a provider of disk-based data protection solutions, today announced new DeltaRemote software that enables enterprises to back up and replicate large volumes of data at high speed for cost-effective disaster protection. DeltaRemote is intended to enable large companies to meet regulatory requirements for disaster recovery, reduce labor-intensive tape handling, and meet stringent recovery time objectives (RTO).

Posted May 18, 2009

Oracle Corporation announced that it has agreed to acquire Virtual Iron Software, Inc. (Virtual Iron), a provider of server virtualization management software that enables dynamic resource and capacity management in virtualized data centers.

Posted May 18, 2009

IBM announced the availability of "stream computing" software that enables massive amounts of data to be analyzed in real time, delivering fast insights. The new software is called IBM System S, and is available as a part of the InfoSphere product line.

Posted May 18, 2009

Make plans now to attend the UNITE Conference November 8-11, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn. The Minneapolis metro area's 18.3 million annual visitors makes it one of Forbes' 30 most-visited cities in the U.S. Minneapolis is centrally located making it an ideal site for the UNITE conference.

Posted May 13, 2009

Adaptivity and Unisys Corp. have expanded their partnership, to enable them to jointly provide IT transformation solutions that combine Adaptivity's IT technology library and applied expertise with the Unisys 3D Blueprinting approach to mapping business to IT and Unisys solutions for management of a real-time infrastructure (RTI).

Posted May 13, 2009

Unisys Corporation announced enhancements to its line of enterprise servers, along with a framework designed to help clients select the virtualization architecture appropriate and most cost-effective for their enterprises.

Posted May 13, 2009

Sparxent, Inc., an IT and business solution provider focused on medium-sized companies, announced it signed a letter of intent to acquire XAware, Inc., a commercial open source company focused on developing real-time data integration solutions.

Posted May 12, 2009

Informatica, an independent provider of data integration software and services, has announced that its Data Archive solution, recently acquired through the purchase of Applimation, has been certified for use with the Hitachi Content Archive Platform. Through this integration, Informatica and Hitachi provide customers with a cost-effective way to archive, store, and retrieve business critical information.

Posted May 12, 2009

Kalido, a provider of master data and information management software, has announced that the latest release of the Kalido Information Engine now includes significant data matching capabilities for broader support of data governance programs. The new release also includes enhanced functionality for the enablement of best practices for the design, development and deployment of the Kalido Information Engine.

Posted May 12, 2009

Hubspan, a leading provider of business integration solutions, and IBM have announced WebSpan, a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) integration platform. WebSpan combines the Hubspan on-demand integration platform and IBM WebSphere integration software into a single platform that can help businesses reduce the cost, time and complexity associated with traditional integration and business process automation solutions.

Posted May 12, 2009

Talend, a leading provider of open source data integration software, recently announced the availability of version 3.1 of its data integration solutions, Talend Open Studio and Talend Integration Suite. Talend Open Studio is the free, open source version of the software and is a full data integration platform. Talend Integration Suite is the commercial product version for which Talend charges a subscription price, and is an enterprise-grade offering that extends the functionality of Talend Open Studio.

Posted May 12, 2009

Sybase, Inc., has announced the latest version of Sybase Replication Server, specifically designed to move and synchronize data across the enterprise.

Posted May 12, 2009

CA has upgraded 143 of its 166 mainframe management solutions and also introduced CA Mainframe Software Manager (MSM), a management solution to simplify the acquisition and implementation of CA software on the IBM z/OS platform.

Posted May 11, 2009

Micro Focus International, a provider of enterprise application and management solutions, announced that it is making two new acquisitions in the software development and testing sectors.

Posted May 11, 2009

As part of the announcement of its recent WebSphere Cloudburst appliance, IBM announced a toolset that helps automate the deployment and configuration of applications for the cloud. IBM Rational Automation Framework for WebSphere is designed to optimize configuration and application deployment to customize WebSphere CloudBurst patterns.

Posted May 11, 2009

Dataupia Corporation's Dataupia Satori Server now supports Oracle Database 11g, including Linux and Solaris operating system platforms.

Posted May 07, 2009

Oracle has introduced Oracle Product Data Quality Cleansing and Matching Server, a new offering based on the DataLens System from Silver Creek Systems, a member in the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Posted May 07, 2009

Oracle has announced the general availability of Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System Release 11.1.1.2, which unifies performance management and business intelligence to support a range of strategic, financial and operational management processes.

Posted May 07, 2009

Oracle has announced general availability of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.

Posted May 07, 2009

Noetix Corp., a software provider that automatically generates business intelligence (BI) content from enterprise applications, introduced Noetix Generator 2.0 for Oracle Business Intelligence, making it faster and easier to roll out reporting to Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus (OBI EE) and Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One end users.

Posted May 07, 2009

At COLLABORATE 09 in Orlando, Oracle announced enhancements to Oracle Beehive, a unified platform for enterprise collaboration.

Posted May 07, 2009

Guardium, a provider of database security solutions, has announced that it has joined the partner ecosystem supporting Microsoft Forefront. Currently in public beta testing, Forefront is an integrated security suite that delivers comprehensive protection across endpoint, application servers and edge solutions with a central management console for easy administration and enterprise-wide multi product visibility. Forefront enables software, hardware, and services vendors to share and use security event information across its environment and the broader partner ecosystem. As a result, partners can enhance the effectiveness of their security technologies and better protect customer IT environments.

Posted May 05, 2009

GoldenGate Software Inc., a provider of high availability and real-time data integration solutions, has announced support for the new HP BladeSystem Matrix. Customers can now take advantage of the new, high performance hardware to enable greater flexibility and lower total cost of ownership.

Posted May 05, 2009

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