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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
June 17, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: June 17, 2014. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Melissa Data, a provider of contact data quality and data integration solutions, has formed a strategic relationship with EXTOL International Inc., a provider of end-to-end business integration software and services, to enable data quality operations in tandem with electronic data interchange (EDI) and other integrated business processes. Melissa Data also announced Listware for Salesforce, a data quality plug-in that integrates data cleansing, validation, and enrichment directly into Salesforce.com's CRM software.

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), has formed an Enterprise Manager Special Interest Group (SIG) to enable OAUG members using Oracle Enterprise Manager to more effectively share educational information and best practices related to the Applications functionality of Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Fusion-io, a developer of flash-based PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) hardware and software solutions has agreed to be acquired by SanDisk Corp., a provider of flash storage solutions. The acquisition will be an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.1 billion, net of cash assumed.

SiSense, a provider of big data analytics for business users, has added $30 million in new financing, which it plans to use to continue expanding its global footprint. Current customers include Target, eBay, ESPN, Samsung and Wix. The new financing was led by venture capital firm DFJ Growth, with participation from existing investors Battery Ventures, Genesis Partners and Opus Capital.