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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
March 7, 2018

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: March 7, 2018. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

While artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing hold great promise, there are also practical considerations that must be considered in order to leverage its transformative effect, according to Hadley Reynolds, managing director, Cognitive Computing Consortium, who will present a keynote at Data Summit 2018 titled "Capturing Value with Cognitive Computing: Executing on Data Challenges."

Cloudera has announced Cloudera Altus with SDX, a machine learning and analytics platform-as-a-service (PaaS), built with a shared data catalog providing the business context of that data.

data.world is releasing its data collaboration platform for the enterprise, aiming to break down the barriers separating people, data, and business. The platform is launching with integrations with leading enterprise data solutions including Tableau, Microsoft Excel and Power BI, IBM SPSS, MicroStrategy, Google Data Studio, and others.

Databricks, provider of the Unified Analytics Platform and founded by the team who created Apache Spark, is releasing Apache Spark 2.3.0 on Databricks' Unified Analytics Platform. Databricks is the first vendor to support Apache Spark 2.3 within a compute engine, Databricks Runtime 4.0, which is now generally available.

Host Analytics, a provider of cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions, has introduced Project Orion, an EPM product specifically designed for business users, as opposed to finance professionals.