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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
August 25, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: August 25, 2009. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Informatica Corporation, a provider of data integration software, has announced the availability of a free Data Quality Checkup Tool. Aimed at the business user and designed and developed to help existing and prospective customers quickly and easily assess the health of their data, the tool enables users to get an introduction to Informatica's Data Quality products at no cost. With the results of the checkup, organizations can build and strengthen business cases for investing in data quality.

Lyzasoft, a BI software company founded in 2008 as a spin-off of a successful business intelligence consulting practice, recently introduced its second major product. This product, called the Lyza Commons, is an enterprise collaboration server that enables business analysts to share data and reports with trusted peers through a user-driven publishing model.

MicroStrategy Inc., a provider of business intelligence software, has announced that its latest product release, MicroStrategy 9, runs on the VMware virtualization platform. MicroStrategy customers can now deploy MicroStrategy 9 BI applications on VMware-based virtual machines. This will enable applications to achieve the hardware efficiencies, streamlined operations, and low cost of operation available through virtualization.

In a brief announcement last week, Oracle stated that the U.S. Department of Justice has approved its proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems and terminated the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

Think About It

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