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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
July 21, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: July 21, 2009. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Application Security, Inc., a provider of database security, risk, and compliance solutions for the enterprise, has announced that it will support Oracle's July 2009 CPU (critical patch update) for Oracle databases. The latest CPU contains 33 new security vulnerability fixes.

Bluewolf, an IT consulting firm, has launched Sybase Remote DBA, new Sybase database administration support services for businesses of all sizes. The service offerings are an extension of bw.DirectDBA, the company's Remote Database Administration service for Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and now Sybase. Bluewolf's remote database management service provides businesses with access to its team of U.S.-based experts to ensure the successful monitoring and support of their databases.

Idera, a provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, has announced SQL comparison toolset v1.1, a solution that is aimed at helping DBAs save time in comparing and synchronizing SQL Server databases.

SPSS, a provider of predictive analytics software and solutions, has released PASW Statistics 18, the latest version of its statistics software suite used by commercial, government and academic organizations to solve business and research problems.

Visual i/o, a technology vendor that provides business analytics and and visualization software, has announced a cloud-based Software-as-Service (SaaS) solution that allows employees and managers throughout an enterprise to simultaneously access, visualize, analyze and collaborate with one another on essential data.

Think About It

Protecting the data in our enterprise databases is extremely important. But what exactly does that mean?