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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
May 12, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: May 12, 2009. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Hubspan, a leading provider of business integration solutions, and IBM have announced WebSpan, a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) integration platform. WebSpan combines the Hubspan on-demand integration platform and IBM WebSphere integration software into a single platform that can help businesses reduce the cost, time and complexity associated with traditional integration and business process automation solutions.

Informatica, an independent provider of data integration software and services, has announced that its Data Archive solution, recently acquired through the purchase of Applimation, has been certified for use with the Hitachi Content Archive Platform. Through this integration, Informatica and Hitachi provide customers with a cost-effective way to archive, store, and retrieve business critical information.

Kalido, a provider of master data and information management software, has announced that the latest release of the Kalido Information Engine now includes significant data matching capabilities for broader support of data governance programs. The new release also includes enhanced functionality for the enablement of best practices for the design, development and deployment of the Kalido Information Engine.

Sparxent, Inc., an IT and business solution provider focused on medium-sized companies, announced it signed a letter of intent to acquire XAware, Inc., a commercial open source company focused on developing real-time data integration solutions.

Sybase, Inc., has announced the latest version of Sybase Replication Server, specifically designed to move and synchronize data across the enterprise.

Talend, a leading provider of open source data integration software, recently announced the availability of version 3.1 of its data integration solutions, Talend Open Studio and Talend Integration Suite. Talend Open Studio is the free, open source version of the software and is a full data integration platform. Talend Integration Suite is the commercial product version for which Talend charges a subscription price, and is an enterprise-grade offering that extends the functionality of Talend Open Studio.

Think About It

Those of us in the data security industry, practitioners and vendors alike, have been conditioned to think of data protection in terms that are analogous to physical security. Blocking devices and sensors are akin to locks and security systems.