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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
May 5, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: May 5, 2009. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.


News Flashes

IBM today announced the acquisition of the assets of Exeros, a privately-held company based in Santa Clara, Calif., that provides data discovery software. Financial details were not disclosed. The acquisition, IBM says, will further strengthen its Information Agenda strategy to help companies turn data into a strategic asset, and provides new capabilities for its recently announced Business Analytics Optimization Consulting practice.

DataGuise, a provider of data security and privacy solutions for enterprises, has announced theDataGuise Know Your Data program. The Know Your Data program is intended to help organizations pinpoint the location of credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, addresses, salaries, and other sensitive content stored throughout the enterprise to secure it from unauthorized access. The new program combines existing DataGuise software with onsite consulting services to help customers deploy an automated process of discovering where sensitive data is located, and then masking it to ensure data privacy.

GoldenGate Software Inc., a provider of high availability and real-time data integration solutions, has announced support for the new HP BladeSystem Matrix. Customers can now take advantage of the new, high performance hardware to enable greater flexibility and lower total cost of ownership.

Guardium, a provider of database security solutions, has announced that it has joined the partner ecosystem supporting Microsoft Forefront. Currently in public beta testing, Forefront is an integrated security suite that delivers comprehensive protection across endpoint, application servers and edge solutions with a central management console for easy administration and enterprise-wide multi product visibility. Forefront enables software, hardware, and services vendors to share and use security event information across its environment and the broader partner ecosystem. As a result, partners can enhance the effectiveness of their security technologies and better protect customer IT environments.

Pentaho Corporation, a provider of commercial open source business intelligence and data integration software, has announced Pentaho Data Integration 3.2, a new release of Pentaho's extract, transform, and load (ETL) tool with enhancements for cloud- and cluster-based ETL, as well as new product features such as additional transformation capabilities and connections to new data sources. Pentaho Data Integration is already in production on the Amazon cloud supporting cloud-based data warehouses, and now with

Teradata Corporation and SAP have announced a new agreement to provide SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP BW) on the Teradata database. Customers of both companies have asked for accelerated, unified access to detailed enterprise data for improved business visibility, according to the vendors. To address this need, the partnership will deliver an integrated and scalable solution that lowers total cost of ownership and consolidates data on one database platform.

Vertica, a column-oriented analytic database technology provider, has announced a major new release of the Vertica Analytic Database with new performance, analytic and security features designed for robust analytic data management processes in modern data centers. The announcement was made at the TDWI World Conference in Chicago. Vertica Analytic Database 3.0 includes dozens of new features that were engineered into the product based on feedback from Vertica's fast-growing customer base, which is approaching 100 production installations after two years in business.


Think About It

Every data integration initiative—whether it supports better decision making, a merger/acquisition, regulatory compliance, or other business need—requires a set of processes to be completed before the data can be made available to business users.

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