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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
March 27, 2012

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: March 27, 2012. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

RainStor, a provider of big data management software, is joining with IBM in the big data market. RainStor will work with IBM to deliver a solution that combines IBM's enterprise-class, Hadoop-based product, InfoSphere BigInsights, with RainStor's Big Data Analytics on Hadoop product to enable faster, more flexible analytics on multi-structured data, without the need to move data out of the Hadoop environment. According to the vendors, the new combined solution can reduce the TCO for customers by significantly reducing physical storage, and also improving the performance of querying and analyzing big data sets across the enterprise.

Gazzang, Inc., a provider of cloud-enabling, platform-as-a-service products, has released a new encryption and key management platform that secures organizations' big data against the threat of a breach or attack. Named the Gazzang Encryption Platform for Big Data, it protects data stored in Hadoop, Cassandra and MongoDB.

Many IT developers have built complex and lengthy PL/SQL scripts to perform critical data processing tasks as a result of underperforming ETL tools. However, as business requirements change and data volumes grow, the need to tune, maintain and extend thousands of PL/SQL lines can hinder agility and increase costs. Join DBTA and Syncsort for a live webcast on Thursday, March 29, at 12 noon ET/ 9 am PT, to learn how the National Education Association and other organizations are optimizing their PL/SQL environments to enhance performance, maximize business agility, and reduce costs.

Schooner Information Technology, Inc., a developer of high-availability, high-performance SQL database software, has released the latest version of its software cache and persistent data store, Membrain 4.0. Running on Dell, HP, and IBM x86 servers and optimized to take advantage of flash memory and modern multi-core processors, the latest release of Membrain aims to deliver 10x server consolidation, thus simplifying capacity and performance scale out in data centers.