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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
March 17, 2014

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

News Flashes

HP, which has a decades-long partnership with Oracle, has been named an Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Diamond level partner, which is the highest ranking available in the OPN Specialized program.

Pivotal has introduced Pivotal HD 2.0 and Pivotal GemFire XD, which along with the HAWQ query engine, form the foundation for the Business Data Lake architecture, a big data application framework for enterprise

Think About It

Today, businesses are ending up with more and more critical dependency on their data infrastructure. If underlying database systems are not available, manufacturing floors cannot operate, stock exchanges cannot trade, retail stores cannot sell, banks cannot serve customers, mobile phone users cannot place calls, stadiums cannot host sports games, gyms cannot verify their subscribers' identity. Here is a look at some of the trends and how they are going to impact data management professionals.

Forward-looking CIOs and IT organizations are exploring new strategies for tapping into non-traditional sources of information such as websites, tweets and blogs. While this is a step in right direction, it misses the bigger picture of the big data landscape.