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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
April 15, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: April 15, 2014. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

With more than 300 nominees across multiple product categories, the DBTA Readers' Choice Awards are unique in that the winning products and services are chosen by you—the people who actually use them. You can vote for as many or as few of the nominees as you choose. Vote today! Voting closes May 23.

Embarcadero Technologies, a provider of software solutions for application and database development, has launched Embarcadero RAD Studio XE6, a multi-device, natively compiled app development platform for Windows, Android, iOS, and Mac.

Twitter is acquiring Gnip, a provider of social data and a long-standing Twitter data partner. "Together we plan to offer more sophisticated data sets and better data enrichments, so that even more developers and businesses big and small around the world can drive innovation using the unique content that is shared on Twitter," said Jana Messerschmidt, Twitter VP, Global Business Development & Platform, in a blog announcing the acquisition.

MapR has added the complete Apache Spark technology stack to the MapR Distribution for Hadoop. Spark is an Spark is an in-memory processing framework that provides speed, programming ease, and advantages for real-time processing.