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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
July 5, 2011

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: July 5, 2011. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Embarcadero Technologies, a provider of administration tools for database platforms, is shipping a new version of its DB PowerStudio suite that includes new capabilities within its multi-DBMS management suite. Enhancements include features for optimizing SQL with fewer clicks, new database and schema change management functionality, improved reporting features and faster performance across all tools. Together, these enhancements make it easier for DBAs and developers to improve database performance and to carry out their work with greater efficiency. "With our XE2 database products, we're giving database professionals, especially those tasked with working in multi-DBMS environments, a set of tools that enables them to get their job done faster, more efficiently, and with higher dependability and quality," Scott Walz, senior director of product management for Embarcadero, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Expressor Software, a provider of data integration software, has announced the general availability of Expressor 3.3, the third enhancement release of the Expressor Data Integration Platform since the launch of Expressor 3.0 in December 2010. Expressor 3.3 features a new extensibility framework that enables third-party developers, ISVs, and end user organizations to build connectors to web-service-based SaaS and cloud applications and to integrate Expressor with in-house systems and applications.

The big data playing field grew larger with the formation of Hortonworks and HPCC Systems. Hortonworks is a new company consisting of key architects and core contributors to the Apache Hadoop technology pioneered by Yahoo. In addition, HPCC Systems, which has been launched by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, aims to offer a high performance computing cluster technology as an alternative to Hadoop.

SQLVOX LLC has announced that it has filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to cover the methods and techniques developed by the company that facilitate the integration of third-party technologies with Oracle databases. SQLVOX LLC is the publisher of SQL*VOX, an Oracle-based computer telephony integration and telecommunications development platform.