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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
May 26, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: May 26, 2009. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

expressor software, a data integration software provider, has announced version 2.0 of its expressor semantic data integration system. New features in version 2.0 include new tools for reporting and bulk-loading of metadata, productivity and usability improvements across all expressor integrator tools, as well as additional connectivity and platform support for the expressor processor.

Idera, a provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft Windows Servers, has announced the latest version of SQL diagnostic manager, 6.0. The tool is a SQL Server performance and monitoring solution that minimizes costly server downtime by providing agent-less, real-time monitoring and customizable alerts for fast diagnosis and remediation of SQL Server performance issues.

Quest Software has unveiled a complete update of its solution portfolio for Microsoft SQL Server. Quest's SQL Server portfolio is built to tackle the challenges faced by SQL Server professionals across all key areas of database management.

Coming off a record quarter as well as reporting 2008 revenues and operating income that reached all-time highs, it wasn't surprising that it was a packed house of analysts attending the by-invitation-only proceedings at Sybase Analyst Day on May 13. With the hum of another "up" day taking place on the ground-floor trading level of the New York Stock Exchange at 11 Wall Street, Dr. Raj Nathan, Sybase senior vice president and chief marketing officer, gave the keynote address.

TIBCO Software has announced the launch of TIBCO Spotfire 3.0, the latest version of the company's in-memory analytics platform for business decision-making. The new release introduces simplified connectivity to popular business applications such as SAP and Oracle, load balancing, and enhanced in-memory performance to better enable IT organizations to scale Spotfire throughout the enterprise.

Think About It

An inherent awkwardness exists in every many-to-many relationship between entities. Ambiguity causes this persistent awkwardness, primarily because a many-to-many relationship is such a fuzzy thing. In data discovery, encountering many-to-many relationships may actually expose a level of disregard about details by the subject matter experts.