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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
May 8, 2017

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: May 8, 2017. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Blue Medora, a provider of enterprise cloud and datacenter management solutions, is releasing its True Visibility Suite will as a third-party product available as part of the VMware vCloud Air Network Program.

Confluent, a provider of a streaming platform based on Apache Kafka, is rolling out Confluent Cloud, a fully managed streaming data service aimed at helping developers to focus on building streaming applications with Apache Kafka, rather than Kafka operations. Currently available via an early access program, the Confluent Cloud service will initially be available in Amazon Web Services, with support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud to be added in the future.

Fuzzy Logix, which offers in-database analytics, and Kinetica, a provider of GPU-accelerated database, have announced a partnership to offer a joint solution. Since 2012, Fuzzy Logix has had GPU-accelerated analytics, but no GPU-accelerated database to take advantage of their advancements at scale, said Amit Vij, CEO and co-founder of Kinetica. With this collaboration, he noted, Fuzzy Logix has chosen the Kinetica GPU database as the home for its library of GPU-accelerated analytics.

Open source database provider MariaDB has announced that the European Investment Bank (EIB) is making a 25 million euro investment in the company to support its next stage of growth and database innovation. MariaDB says that the EIB operation is guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), a key element of the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe, aiming at reviving investment in strategic projects around Europe.

OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management software, has introduced the second enhancement pack for OpenText Release 16, the company's digital information platform that helps customers to digitize business processes and manage information flows across the digital enterprise. Supporting the flow of information inside and outside of the enterprise, the extended ECM platform offers stronger integrations within the OpenText Platform as well as with leading applications such as Archiving for Oracle EBS, and SAP S/4HANA, SAP Cloud for Customer (C4C), SuccessFactors, and Hybris Marketing.

Self-service analytics has many benefits but it has also upended the data landscape. Socialization is the key to revolutionizing self-service data preparation and the analytics experience. At Data Summit 2017, Jon Pilkington, chief product officer at Datawatch, will discuss how this transformative capability integrates with traditional self-service data preparation to provide a better analytics experience. Data Summit 2017 takes place May 16-17 at the New York Hilton Midtown, with pre-conference workshops on May 15.