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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
April 20, 2017

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: April 20, 2017. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Oracle and Canonical are expanding their partnership to make certified Ubuntu images available on the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Service. The collaboration represents an extension of the partnership that began in 2016 when the two companies partnered to bring Certified Ubuntu images to the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

Spanning Cloud Apps, a provider of SaaS data protection, has been acquired by affiliates of Insight Venture Partners, a global venture capital and private equity firm investing in software, internet and data services companies.

Melissa, a provider of global data quality and identity verification solutions, has introduced MAILERS Online, a cloud-based mailing solution designed to prepare USPS-compliant direct mail more easily.

Syntax Systems, a provider of cloud managed ERP services, has announced the acquisition of Core Services Corp., enabling Syntax to now offer cloud-based ERP services for both Oracle JD Edwards and Enterprise Business Suites throughout North America.

Data scientists and analysts still struggle to find information they need, when they need it. A new approach is making its way through organizations that provides users with a data catalogue tied to governance that offers a place for enterprises to "shop" for what they need. This is an "Amazon-ified" approach to data and can be done instantly to make faster decisions without needing to go through so much technical jargon and assistance.