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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
June 16, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: June 16, 2009. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.


News Flashes

EnterpriseDB, an enterprise open source database company, has announced the general availability of the latest version of Postgres Plus Advanced Server, the company's flagship RDBMS product, which is based on the PostgreSQL open source database (Postgres Plus). Postgres Plus Advanced Server is a commercially licensed product that adds enterprise-class functionality and increased performance to Postgres Plus. The latest version features the company's fifth-generation Oracle compatibility technology, new "Infinite Cache" that provides massive scalability at low cost by leveraging commodity hardware and eliminating custom programming, and "Asynchronous Pre-Fetch," a high-performance query solution that optimizes commodity RAID solutions and is well-suited for data warehouse and ETL queries.

MicroStrategy, a provider of business intelligence software, has unveiled a free reporting software package for departmental BI applications. MicroStrategy Reporting Suite enables companies to use MicroStrategy's integrated BI platform to develop and deploy premium, web-based reporting applications, at no cost. With the new reporting package, MicroStrategy seeks to eliminate the cost and time impediments for departments and workgroups to initiate new reporting applications.

At the PASS Summit 2009 conference in Seattle, Wash., Nov. 2-5, 2009, the Professional Association for SQL Server will present by-invitation-only Spotlight sessions highlighting top presenters who have received high speaker ratings at past PASS Summits. Spotlight sessions are 90 minutes long, providing speakers with the opportunity to delve more deeply into their technical topics.

SSH Communications Security, a provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, has introduced SSH Tectia Managed File Transfer (MFT) Events and SSH Tectia MFT Auditor. These new MFT solutions enable enterprise and government customers aim to help customers easily and cost-effectively manage, monitor, and secure file and data transfers of sensitive information.

Interactive Edge LLC, a provider of data analysis and visualization solutions, has announced the debut of XP3 BI Presenter, a Microsoft Office add-in which brings data directly into Microsoft PowerPoint, enabling users to quickly create high-impact, dynamic presentations utilizing existing SAP BEx queries or Microsoft Analysis Services OLAP cubes. BI Presenter eliminates the need for time-consuming, error-prone cut-and-paste activities associated with moving from Excel to PowerPoint and connects PowerPoint to SAP NetWeaver BI InfoCubes or Microsoft Analysis Services cubes.


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