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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
May 09, 2011

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: May 09, 2011. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra, today released Brisk, a second-generation open source Hadoop distribution that the company says eliminates the key operational complexities with deploying and running Hadoop and Hive in production. Brisk is powered by Cassandra and offers a single platform containing a low-latency database for high-volume web and real-time applications, while providing tightly coupled Hadoop and Hive analytics.

Varonis, a provider of solutions for unstructured and semi-structured data governance for file systems, has introduced Version 5.6 of the Data Governance Suite, with enhanced key data management and protection features for IT and data owners. Version 5.6 includes enhancements to both DatAdvantage and DataPrivilege. DatAdvantage is used by IT people, while DataPrivilege is a web based application intended for data owners and end users. "Those two interfaces are how people consume the information and of course we take it full circle so that once a data owner or IT person sees something they need to change, fix or adjust they can do that through the interfaces as well," David Gibson, director of technical services at Varonis, tells 5 Minute Briefing.