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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
August 20, 2013

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: August 20, 2013. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Even before all the new data sources and platforms that big data has come to represent arrived on the scene, providing users with access to the information they need when they need it was a big challenge. What has changed today? The growing range of data types beyond the traditional RDBMS data - and a growing awareness that effectively leveraging all this data will result in the ability to compete more effectively. Join DBTA for a special roundtable webcast on Thursday, August 29, to learn about the essential technologies and approaches that help to overcome the big data integration challenges that get in the way of gaining actionable insights.

Developed over a 4-year period including a 5-month beta testing program involving more than 2,000 participants, the FoundationDB NoSQL database platform is now generally available. According to the company, the new release combines NoSQL scalability with high-performance multi-key ACID (Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, Durable) transactions.

GenieDB has announced the launch of the GenieDB Globally Distributed MySQL-as-a-Service. The DBaaS offering allows organizations to take advantage of GenieDB's automated platform to build web-scale applications that gain the benefits of geographical database distribution, continuous availability during regional outages, and better application response time for globally distributed users.

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) has formed a new special interest group (SIG) to allow users to share information and best practices regarding Oracle Endeca modules, including Oracle Endeca Commerce, Oracle Endeca Information Discovery and Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca. The first meeting will be at Oracle OpenWorld. In addition, the OAUG is offering IOUG members access to a virtual OAUG e-learning series featuring the most popular conference presentations from the COLLABORATE 13 - OAUG Forum.

Logi Analytics has announced support for HP Vertica, a big data analytics platform built to perform analytics on a massive scale. Together with HP Vertica, the companies say, Logi Analytics customers can now collect, analyze, and act on extremely large data sets.