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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
January 31, 2012

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: January 31, 2012. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

EMC Corporation today announced EMC Isilon scale-out NAS with HDFS, combined with EMC Greenplum HD. The company is also offering services, training and certification, and customer support to provide a seamless user experience and eliminate CIOs' need to integrate products from multiple vendors. "Enterprise IT managers want to take advantage of Hadoop, but they want it delivered at the same level of service that they get from the rest of their IT infrastructure," Brian Cox, senior director of product marketing, EMC Isilon, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Pentaho Corporation is making the big data capabilities of its new Pentaho Kettle 4.3 release freely available under open source, and has moved the entire Pentaho Kettle project to the Apache License Version 2.0. Pentaho says that because Apache is the license under which Hadoop and several of the leading NoSQL databases are published, this move will help to further accelerate the adoption of Pentaho Kettle by developers, analysts and data scientists as a tool for big data management and analytics.

Splunk Inc. has released the latest version of its flagship software, Splunk Enterprise 4.3, which extracts and harnesses customers' machine data and translates it into real-time operational intelligence. One of the cornerstones of Splunk's design has been its ease of use, and the latest release continues that emphasis, according to the company. Splunk 4.3 supports non-IT and business users by making it, "a lot simpler to organize a dashboard or visualization according to how you want to see it yourself without having to code anything or speak to the IT person," Sanjay Mehta, senior director of product marketing at Splunk, tells 5 Minute Briefing. "We don't require that you're a data scientist or advanced statistician to use Splunk."