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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
August 24, 2012

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: August 24, 2012. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

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Progress Software is offering a limited-availability preview program of its new driver for Hadoop, a fully-compliant ODBC driver supporting multiple Hadoop distributions out-of-the-box. According to Progress, the new DataDirect Connect for ODBC driver for Hadoop will deliver the same efficiency that its existing data connectivity portfolio already provides to more than 300 OEM partners and hundreds of thousands of users. The DataDirect for Connect ODBC driver for Hadoop will offer support for popular Hadoop distribution frameworks, including Apache, Cloudera, MapR, and Amazon EMR. It will also provide Windows, Red Hat, Solaris, SUSE, AIX, and HP-UX platform support.