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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
July 1, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: July 1, 2014. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Following a recently announced a partnership with Databricks, DataStax has integrated Spark for real-­time analytics into DataStax Enterprise. In addition, the 4.5 release adds the ability to merge Cassandra data with Hadoop for integration of operational and historical data. The new release has been certified with Hadoop vendors Cloudera and Hortonworks and DSE has been certified for their platforms.

The big challenge of managing data today is not simply the high volume or the fact that much of it is unstructured. It is the variety of data and the need to integrate it all in order to leverage its value, said MongoDB CEO Max Schireson during a keynote at the NoSQL database vendor's NYC conference, MongoDB World. "It is no longer good enough to just look at your data in silos," said Schireson.

Melissa Data, a provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, has introduced a new data quality plug-in for Shopware e-commerce software that enables online merchants to validate and cleanse international addresses, correcting and standardizing them into the official postal format of each geographic locale, and adding missing components such as postal codes or region.

Think About It

In "Big Data at Work," Tom Davenport explains to readers why big data is important to them and their organizations, what technology they actually need to manage it, and where to start capitalizing on its potential. Here, the author shares an excerpt from his recent book.