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MemSQL announced that its distributed in-memory database can now provide JSON analytics, to deliver a consolidated view of structured and semi-structured data, including standard enterprise and social-media data. "This basically fuses SQL and semi-structured data into one system," said Eric Frenkiel, CEO, MemSQL, in an interview.

Posted September 30, 2013

Embarcadero Technologies, a provider of software solutions for application and database development, has introduced CONNECT, the company's new metadata governance platform. "There is a growing recognition that data governance is the pragmatic approach to the complexities of the enterprise data landscape," Henry Olson, director of product management, Embarcadero, explained in a recent interview. The two key ideas for CONNECT center around what Embarcadero calls "embracing the sprawl," said Olson.

Posted September 30, 2013

Revolution Analytics, which provides production-grade analytics software built upon the open source R statistics language, and Teradata, a provider of analytic data solutions, recently announced that as a result of a deepened partnership, Teradata is now offering in-database R Analytics that are fully parallel and scalable. David Smith, Revolution Analytics' vice president of marketing and community, talks about what's ahead for the companies' joint customers.

Posted September 30, 2013

Dataguise, a provider of data security intelligence and protection solutions, has secured $13 billion in Series B funding. According to Dataguise, traditional approaches to securing Hadoop fail because they are too complex, expensive, and incapable of selectively protecting the data that matters in large and diverse environments. Dataguise's solution, DG for Hadoop, aims to provide an efficient and economical method of determining where and how to secure sensitive data in Hadoop. "We are helping people go from a sandbox environment to the production environment," Manmeet Singh, CEO, Dataguise, said in an interview.

Posted September 30, 2013

Syncsort, a software company specializing in high speed sorting products, data integration and backup software and services, has formed a technology partnership with Cloudera. The joint effort is aimed a providing an approach that customers can leverage to exploit critical mainframe data in Hadoop for big data analytics. "We view Cloudera as enabling a lot of the enterprise-level services that Hadoop needs," said Jorge Lopez, director of product marketing, Syncsort, in an interview. "Together, we can really bridge the gap between the mainframe and Hadoop."

Posted September 30, 2013

Oracle OpenWorld, the company's annual Oracle event for business decision-makers, IT management, partners and end users, introduced a flurry of new and updated products and technologies. Here, a round-up of some of the major announcements unveiled at the conference.

Posted September 27, 2013

EMC's CEO and chairman Joe Tucci gave a keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 on the transition occurring in IT and the data center of the future. There are four key macro trends driving the transformation in IT, said Tucci. These tremendously disruptive and opportunistic trends include mobility, cloud computing, big data, and social networking. Jeremy Burton, EVP at EMC, cited a recent IOUG-Unisphere Research survey report which showed that the daily DBA activities most on the rise are systems monitoring, performance diagnosis, and managing backup and recovery. Oracle and EMC are integrating their technologies to allow customers to spend less time in the back office so they can devote more time to the front office dealing with more impactful business issues, said Burton.

Posted September 26, 2013

In its latest release of Oracle Identity and Access Management, Oracle has added enhancements to Oracle Identity Governance, a single governance solution combining provisioning, analytics and privileged account management that Oracle says can reduce the time to certify accounts by 30 percent when compared with running separate tools. Oracle Identity Governance Suite has been certified on both Oracle Weblogic and IBM WebSphere.

Posted September 25, 2013

SAP AG has introduced a new offering to speed adoption of the SAP HANA platform for customers running SAP Business Suite software. The offering automates the migration process through a series of preconfigured software, implementation services, standardized content and end-user enablement. Delivered as a complete package with a modular approach, the SAP Rapid Deployment Solution allows customers to take advantage of a simple and pre-integrated framework that helps them unlock value quickly, Elvira Wallis senior vice president of analytics, Database Technology and Mobile Solutions Packages, at SAP, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted September 25, 2013

Accenture and SAP are expanding their global alliance by providing clients with end-to-end solutions running on the SAP HANA platform. Accenture will be the single point of contact for clients handling contracts for all software and services, allowing clients to focus on deployments of the solutions, either as a public or private cloud service. The first offering ready for release is the Marketing Performance Solution by Accenture and SAP, which enables chief marketing officers (CMOs) to view and act on centralized key marketing performance data such as sales figures, media spend and social reach in near real-time.

Posted September 25, 2013

Attunity Ltd., a provider of information availability software solutions, has released a new version of its data replication software intended to address requirements for big data analytics, business intelligence, business continuity and disaster recovery initiatives. Addressing expanding use cases for the solution, Attunity Replicate 3.0, is engineered to provide secure data transfer over long distances such as wide area networks (WANs), the cloud and satellite connections, said Lawrence Schwartz, vice president of marketing at Attunity, in an interview.

Posted September 25, 2013

SAP's latest BusinessObjects business intelligence solutions suite, version 4.1, has just been released. With this release, SAP is seeking to address the needs of the three very different users that BusinessObjects caters to - the decision maker, the business analyst, and IT developers building applications - with one product line. In addition, with this release, SAP has put a strong focus on something customers were demanding - stability, Jason Rose, vice president of product marketing at SAP, said in an interview.

Posted September 25, 2013

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made three key announcements in his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld, the company's annual conference for customers and partners in San Francisco. Ellison unveiled the Oracle Database In-Memory Option to Oracle Database 12c which he said speeds up query processing by "orders of magnitude," the M6 Big Memory Machine, and the new Oracle Database Backup Logging Recovery Appliance. Explaining Oracle's goals with the new in-memory option, Ellison noted that in the past there have been row-format databases, and column-format databases that are intended to speed up query processing. "We had a better idea. What if we store data in both formats simultaneously?"

Posted September 24, 2013

A recent DBTA webcast provided insight on how new technologies are revolutionizing the database world. The webcast, sponsored by Progress Software and TransLattice, is now available on demand. Today's businesses are being challenged on many levels with the demand for access to more data. Data growth which is impacting the size and number or data stores across organizations as well as the variety of data sources and types are factors that are fueling this growth.

Posted September 24, 2013

Rocket Software is seeking customers to participate in its mobile enablement early program and provide feedback and direction on these efforts. Customers should be running UniVerse or UniData in their company and have a need to add mobile applications to their solutions.

Posted September 24, 2013

Revelation Software has completely redesigned its website, using the Joomla content management system. "The nice thing is that our O4W and our SQL connector are tightly connected with the Joomla site as well. The underlying database in Joomla is MySQL and, using our SQL Connector, we are able connect to the MySQL database and integrate it into our own OpenInsight database as well," Robert Catalano, director of sales at Revelation Software, explained in an interview.

Posted September 24, 2013

Mark Pick, CEO of Pick Cloud, Inc., and Robert Burke, director, Customer Support, TigerLogic Corporation, will present a webinar on October 10 focused on TigerLogic Dashboard, which enables users to leverage existing Pick BASIC programming skills to easily build and customize web-based dashboard pages, creating useful charts and graphs.

Posted September 24, 2013

Kore Technologies is expanding its San Diego corporate offices at a new location. The move will take place on the afternoon of Friday, September 27.

Posted September 24, 2013

Entrinsik, developer of the Informer agile reporting and business intelligence software, recently chose the winners of its annual Business Intelligence Use Case Awards, to be presented Tuesday, October 1st at the 2013 Informer User Conference (ICON). Awards are presented to customers for best deployment scenarios that demonstrate the useful and creative ways in which they are using Informer for analytics, business process improvements, and decision making. The conference is scheduled to be held September 30 - October 2, 2013, at Myrtle Beach, SC.

Posted September 24, 2013

Glassbeam, a big data applications company specializing in multi-structured machine data analytics has secured $3 million in additional equity funding. Glassbeam's mission is to help companies and enterprises across a variety of markets understand machine data by providing a platform and set of key values to reduce support costs, increase service revenue and improve products. "It's an exciting market. It is all about how to ride this new wave of connected devices and pings across multiple verticals," Puneet Pandit, founder and CEO, Glassbeam, said in an interview.

Posted September 19, 2013

On Thursday, September 19, at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET, DBTA will present a special webcast to provide a deeper understanding of the key technologies that are changing the database world - from NoSQL and NewSQL databases, to in-memory processing and virtualization. Sponsored by Progress Software and TransLattice, the webcast titled, "New Technologies Revolutionizing the Database World," will provide in-depth information about game-changing database technologies.

Posted September 18, 2013

MongoDB, a provider of a NoSQL database, is offering private training that enterprise subscribers can access through MongoDB University on-demand. MongoDB is an open source company, and because its NoSQL database is fairly new to the market, there is a thirst to know how the technology works, Andrew Erlichson, vice president of education and cloud services, MongoDB, explained in an interview.

Posted September 18, 2013

Oracle has rolled out the new StorageTek T10000D tape drive. With 54% more capacity per cartridge over the previous generation, up to 8.5 TB of native capacity per cartridge and native data rates of 252 MB/sec, Oracle says the StorageTek T10000D tape drive can help customers reduce acquisition costs for data center backup by 35%. Deployed in the Oracle StorageTek SL8500 tape library system, the StorageTek T10000D enables customers to scale in excess of 68 exabytes of capacity under a single point of management.

Posted September 18, 2013

Expanding its cost management solutions, Oracle has announced the general availability of a new suite of Oracle In-Memory Applications for the Oracle E-Business Suite. The new Oracle In-Memory Cost Management application is designed to deliver near real-time insight into cost management, to help organizations to maximize gross margins and profits and improve product cost structures by optimizing component costs.

Posted September 18, 2013

As part of multi-year strategic initiative with Oracle, Accenture has created a set of solutions incorporating Oracle Engineered Systems into its data center transformation consulting and outsourcing services.

Posted September 18, 2013

RainStor, a provider of an enterprise database for managing and analyzing all historical data, has introduced RainStor FastForward, a new product that enables customers to re-instate data from Teradata tape archives (also known as BAR for Backup, Archive and Restore) and move it to RainStor for query. The new RainStor FastForward product resolves a pressing challenge for Teradata customers that need to archive their Teradata warehouse data to offline tape, which can make it difficult to access and query that data when business and regulatory users require it, Deirdre Mahon, vice president of marketing, RainStor, explained in an interview.

Posted September 17, 2013

Syncsort, a provider of big data integration solutions, has announced the availability of MFX ZPCopy, a new software product that can offload mainframe copy processing to zIIP engines, and can be licensed separately as an add-on to Syncsort MFX. After looking at mainframe processing from several customers, Syncsort realized that copy-related processing accounts for hundreds of hours of CPU processing time annually and contributes to batch window bottlenecks, inflating software costs and making it more difficult to meet SLA, said Jorge Lopez, director of product marketing at Syncsort, in an interview.

Posted September 17, 2013

Intralinks Holdings, Inc., a SaaS provider of inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions, has announced the next generation of its secure enterprise file-sharing and collaboration solution. Intralinks VIA addresses the security issues posed by file-sharing among employees, particularly those in regulated industries and with companies with stringent security requirements

Posted September 17, 2013

BMC Software, a provider of system management software, has introduced a new tool intended to help companies decrease their IBM mainframe software expenses. With its new Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise, BMC says it is able to deliver predictive analytics that can help IT departments plan, report and reduce their mainframe licensing charge by identifying system peaks, and recommending preemptive cost-reduction strategies. BMC Cost Analyzer is targeted at the majority of IBM mainframe customers, who are paying for their core IBM software on a usage basis which is determined by the monthly peak usage over a four-hour average, Jay Lipovich, director of Solutions Marketing, BMC Software, told 5 Minute Briefing in an interview.

Posted September 16, 2013

Attunity Ltd., a provider of information availability software solutions, has released a new version of its data replication software intended to address requirements for big data analytics, business intelligence, business continuity and disaster recovery initiatives. Addressing expanding use cases for the solution, Attunity Replicate 3.0, is engineered to provide secure data transfer over long distances such as wide area networks (WANs), the cloud and satellite connections, said Lawrence Schwartz, vice president of marketing at Attunity, in an interview.

Posted September 16, 2013

IBM has introduced an array of new software, system and services offerings to help organizations manage big data projects. The technology is aimed at helping customers increase their confidence in their data, their speed in gaining business value out of their data, and sharpen their skill sets to address big data challenges."We have to hold that data to the same standards, manage it, and govern it appropriately for the enterprise. You can't drop those standards because it is unstructured data," said Nancy Kopp-Hensley, a director in product marketing and strategy for Big Data Systems at IBM, in an interview.

Posted September 16, 2013

IBM introduced a flexible computing platform that it claims will provide three times as many cores as current one-unit rack servers. The NeXtScale System is an addition to IBM's x86 portfolio, designed to run applications with the power of a supercomputer in any data center, via an open architecture that will support options for compute, storage, and graphics processing acceleration.

Posted September 16, 2013

IBM says it has completed the acquisition of CSL International, a provider of virtualization management technology for IBM's zEnterprise System. CSL International was a privately held company headquartered in Herzliya Pituach, Israel. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Posted September 16, 2013

Phoenix Software International announced it will soon be shipping the latest version of its mainframe spool management tool. The new software, (E)JES Version 5, Release 3.0, includes features built to take advantage of the latest release of IBM's z/OS operating system (V5R3), including email notifications and a REST-based API.

Posted September 16, 2013

BDNA, a Data as a Service (DaaS) company, announced its Purchase Order Normalization solution, intended to help change how IT spend is calculated and managed. BDNA's PO Normalization solution provides a view from purchasing to deployment with more accurate and precise data than has been previously available through standard accounting and purchasing systems. Such data can provide better spend analysis, improved business value realization, forward planning, demand management and reduced software audit risk, BDNA says.

Posted September 16, 2013

Melissa Data, a provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, announced availability of Community Editions of selected Data Quality Components for SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), including Contact Verify and MatchUp components. Melissa Data has chosen to make the community editions available for two reasons, Greg Brown, vice president of marketing at Melissa Data, said in an interview.

Posted September 12, 2013

Pentaho has launched Pentaho Business Analytics 5.0. The new release represents a redesign of the company's data integration and analytics platform, and provides analytics for big data-driven businesses supported by more than 250 new features and improvements. Pentaho Business Analytics 5.0 is the culmination of years of work on development and also incorporates the result of usability studies on the Pentaho Business Analytics interface. "This is really an evolution of our platform as a whole. It is a significant release with a simplified analytics experience," Donna Prlich, Pentaho senior director of product and solution marketing, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted September 12, 2013

SAP's latest BusinessObjects business intelligence solutions suite, version 4.1, has just been released. With this release, SAP is seeking to address the needs of the three very different users that BusinessObjects caters to - the decision maker, the business analyst, and IT developers building applications - with one product line. In addition, with this release, SAP has put a strong focus on something customers were demanding - stability, Jason Rose, vice president of product marketing at SAP, said in an interview.

Posted September 11, 2013

Oracle has introduced its latest ZFS Storage Appliances, the ZS3 Series, aimed at enabling customers to improve operational efficiencies, reduce data center costs, and increase business application performance.

Posted September 11, 2013

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) will deliver educational sessions exploring challenges, opportunities and best practices for implementing and managing Oracle Applications at the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 conference, Sept. 22 - Sept. 26, at the MosconeCenter in San Francisco. Applications to be discussed include the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 and 12.1, Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management, Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle WebLogic Server System Administration, Oracle ERP System Implementations and CRM.

Posted September 10, 2013

Cloudera has announced the general availability of Cloudera Search, a search engine for interactive exploration of data stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Apache HBase. In addition, the accompanying add-on RTS (Real-time Search) subscription provides technical support, legal indemnification and continual influence over the development of the open source project.

Posted September 10, 2013

EnterpriseDB, provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and Oracle database compatibility solutions, has formed a partnership with Zmanda, a provider of open source and cloud backup solutions. Through the partnership, Zmanda has created and certified a NetBackup agent for EnterpriseDB's flagship Postgres Plus Advanced Server.

Posted September 10, 2013

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has announced the release of the open source relational database system PostgreSQL 9.3 which expands PostgreSQL's reliability, availability, as well as its ability to integrate with other databases.

Posted September 10, 2013

Confio Software, which offers the Ignite line of database performance monitoring tools, has secured the Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) from the United States Department of Defense. Confio's CoN applies to all Ignite solutions for Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, VMware, DB2 and Sybase.

Posted September 10, 2013

Syncsort has announced a technology partnership with Tableau Software. The combination of solutions is intended to provide mutual customers with a fast, cost-effective way to make data from across the enterprise - including mainframe and legacy systems - available in Hadoop so it can then be visualized and shared on-the-fly with drag and drop business analytics. The combination of technologies addresses a critical market need, said Jorge Lopez, director of product marketing at Syncsort, in an interview. "What I have seen in over 15 years of experience is that users are really tired of waiting."

Posted September 05, 2013

Noetix Corp., a provider of business intelligence (BI) software and services for enterprise applications, has introduced Noetix Analytics 5.3, with improvements including new data marts, performance enhancements, and a streamlined upgrade process. The release is an important one for Noetix customers and prospects because it provides additional functional capability, coverage for new subject areas, and also provides improvement to the performance of the application, Jeff Kirk, director of Product Management for Noetix Analytics, told 5 Minute Briefing in a recent interview.

Posted September 04, 2013

Oracle has announced the Oracle executive keynote schedule for Oracle OpenWorld. CEO Larry Ellison leads the keynote lineup with a welcome presentation, "Oracle Database 12c In-Memory Database and M6 Big Memory Machine," on Sunday evening, Sept. 22, at 5 pm. Ellison will also present a second keynote during OpenWorld titled, "The Oracle Cloud Platform: Database as a Service. Java as a Service," on Tuesday, September 24, at 1:30 pm.

Posted September 04, 2013

Grant Thornton LLP has acquired the Oracle consulting business of MarketSphere LLC, a Kansas City, Mo.-based business consulting firm. The acquisition brings more than 160 consultants to Grant Thornton's Technology Solutions practice, which is part of the firm's Business Advisory Services. The acquisition was effective Sept. 1.

Posted September 04, 2013

Datawatch Corporation, a provider of information optimization solutions, says it has completed its purchase of Panopticon Software AB, a privately held company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Panopticon's in-memory, high speed solution is used by companies in capital markets, telecommunications, energy and other industries that rely on real-time visual discovery and analytics.

Posted September 03, 2013

IBM has also completed the acquisition of CSL International, a privately held provider of virtualization management technology for IBM's zEnterprise System. The software will become part of the IBM zEnterprise portfolio in early 2014.

Posted September 03, 2013

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