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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
May 6, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: May 6, 2014. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Ariba, an SAP company that provides cloud-based procurement solutions, is moving to SAP HANA, the company's in-memory platform for real-time computing. The initial step, involving the transition of Ariba Spend Visibility has been completed and the company is now shifting the Ariba Network to the platform. "We have been running cloud operations here for 15 years at Ariba, and we have a mature cloud platform, said SAP Ariba engineering vice president Mark Dao.

Presenting workshops, thought-provoking keynotes, and information packed sessions led by industry experts, DBTA's Data Summit kicks off Monday, May 12.

The Heartbleed vulnerability revelation has spurred industry action to strengthen open source offerings. IBM, along with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, RackSpace, and VMware, announced a new alliance, called the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), intended to provide more support to under-funded mission-critical open source projects.

Varonis Systems has announced the upcoming beta release of DatAnswers, a new solution for secure, relevant search for NAS, Windows file servers and SharePoint.