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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
February 21, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: February 21, 2014. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

In the last several years, there has been an explosion in the array of choices for not only managing relational and unstructured data but also protecting it and extracting value from it. To shine a spotlight on the best data management offerings, DBTA will soon open nominations for our first-ever Readers' Choice Awards.

New versions of HiT Software's high-performance connectivity products for application access to IBM DB2 for i databases offer new features, including full support for Microsoft Windows 8, SQL Server 2012 Data Tools and Windows Server 2012, with backward-compatible support for previous versions.

Infobright has added a new Approximate Query functionality to the Infobright Enterprise Edition. The new functionality, which is now in beta testing, speeds up customer access to the results of their ad hoc queries.

Think About It

To say that big data is the sum of its volume, variety, and velocity is a lot like saying that nuclear power is simply and irreducibly a function of fission, decay, and fusion. It's to ignore the societal and economic factors that—for good or ill—ultimately determine how big data gets used. In other words, if we want to understand how big data has changed data integration, we need to consider the ways in which we're using—or in which we want to use—big data.