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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
March 2, 2010

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: March 2, 2010. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Confio Software today announced availability of Ignite 8, a major expansion of its database performance solution. Ignite 8 expands the Ignite for SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 and Sybase products to include comprehensive performance monitoring in combination with the response-time analysis for which Ignite has been known.

Symantec Corp. announced today that it has prepared a data management toolset that it will be eventually be shipping as part of all its product lines over the coming year. The toolset, called Data Insight, leverages Symantec's core competencies of security and storage to enables improved governance, infer data ownership based on usage, and track data utilization.

ParAccel, Inc., provider of the ParAccel Analytic Database, has announced the ParAccel Analytic Appliance (PAA), a packaged software appliance intended for simple installation and configuration on commodity hardware by customers, partners or ParAccel. With this introduction, ParAccel also announced it is teaming with Fusion-io, a provider of enterprise solid-state storage technology and high performance I/O solutions, to deliver a high-performance option for PAA. The strategic partnership between ParAccel and Fusion-io creates what the companies describe as the first flash-powered columnar analytic appliance.

Addressing a growing demand for software-as-a-service (SaaS) business intelligence (BI) tools that are easy to use, SAP AG announced the SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand solution. Targeted at casual BI users, which SAP describes as currently underserved by products on the market, the solution will deliver a complete BI toolset in one offering that allows users to be up and running with no prior experience or training.

Think About It

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