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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
February 17, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: February 17, 2016 . A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Databricks, the company behind Apache Spark, has announced the beta release of Databricks Community Edition, a free version of the cloud-based big data platform. First available as an invite-only beta rollout, accessibility to the Databricks Community Edition by the broader community will be made possible over the coming months, with general availability planned for late Q2 2016.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has added AppPulse Trace, a new module in its application performance monitoring software (APM) suite, to help developers identify and fix issues at their source, down to the exact line of code and server.

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and data integration solutions, is releasing three editions of its platform, allowing users to gain reporting and analytics insight from a range of users and environments. "The reason we are bringing out these three tiers of product is to make it easier for people to buy the right level of software to accomplish the right analytics and BI missions that they have," said Jake Freivald, vice president of product marketing for Information Builders.

TimeXtender, a provider of data warehouse automation software for Microsoft SQL Server, has released TX Financials 16.01 (TXF), which includes two new product features - automated user setup, and supporting documents.