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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
April 27, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: April 27, 2015. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Cloud technology was a dominant focus at COLLABORATE 15, which took place earlier this month, according to Melissa English, president of the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG). "What's on top of everybody's mind is cloud strategy," English noted.

Pivotal HAWQ is now available on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), enabling the benefits of SQL on Hadoop to be leveraged by enterprises that are investing in HDP. This marks the first time that the features and capabilities of Pivotal HAWQ have been made available outside of Pivotal. The availability aligns with a common Open Data Platform (ODP) Core that allows users to leverage the best-of-breed technology across providers.

Predixion Software, a developer of cloud-based predictive analytics (PA) software, announced that Software AG will lead the company's series D funding round. the company says that this fourth round of funding, which includes participation from existing financial and strategic investors, including GE Software Ventures, will support Predixion's move into the Internet of Things (IoT) analytics market.

ProfitBricks, a provider of cloud infrastructure for IaaS, has announced the release of a Node.js SDK and an SDK for Ruby, written against its recently launched REST API.