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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
January 6, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: January 6, 2009. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.


News Flashes

The membership of the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), the world's largest user knowledgebase for Oracle Applications users has selected its 2009 board of directors as a result of OAUG's recent elections. The role of the board is to establish, implement and enforce the entire organization's policies, goals and objectives. It works with the executive director of OAUG to devise strategies that provide effective guidance to those serving the organization.

Oracle has announced world record multi-node SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark results for Oracle Fusion Middleware. The combination of Oracle WebLogic Server, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database 11g on mission-critical HP Integrity server blades running HP-UX 11i v3 delivered the record-breaking results.

Sonasoft Corp., which provides compliance, disaster recovery and data protection solutions for the Microsoft platform, is offering a new version of SonaSafe for SQL Server. The new release offers pre-defined templates for backup, a new user interface, improved manageability, as well as enhanced replication and recovery capability.

XAware, Inc. has released XAware 5.2, an updated version of its open source data integration solution for creating and managing composite data services. The new release offers upgrades that give developers new options that make it easier to design and deliver data services for service-oriented architecture (SOA), rich Internet applications (RIA) and software as a service (SaaS) applications.


Think About It

The old maxim, "may you live in interesting times" certainly holds true for data managers and professionals these days. The year 2008 was full of changes and challenges and 2009 promises even more, but Jim Swartz, CIO of Sybase, does see a silver lining to the turbulent economy and that is in greater IT-business alignment.

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