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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
November 12, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: November 12, 2014. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.


News Flashes

Idera, a provider of application and server management solutions, has acquired Uptime Software Inc., a provider of IT systems monitoring solutions. Idera says the acquisition will accelerate its expansion into application performance monitoring (APM) and IT operations management. "Uptime has built a lightweight, easy-to-use server and infrastructure monitoring tool with best-in-class reporting for Service Level Agreement management and capacity planning," said Josh Stephens, vice president of product strategy at Idera in a statement released by the company.

Melissa Data, a provider of contact data quality and data integration solutions, is partnering with Semarchy, a developer of master data management software and solutions. Through the partnership, Semarchy offers its users a fast and easy way to perform worldwide address enrichment, standardization, geocoding and verification using Melissa Data's data quality tools and services, while Melissa Data enables its customers to upgrade data quality projects, moving beyond tactical processes to engage in a more comprehensive strategy.

Talend has introduced a new release of its integration platform. The 5.6 release sets new benchmarks for big data productivity and profiling, innovates in MDM with efficiency controls, and broadens Internet of Things (IoT) device connectivity.

The increasing size and complexity of database environments is straining IT resources at many organizations. As data continues to proliferate within organizations, many companies are looking for more efficient methods to enable storage and analysis. Virtualization and use of cloud technology, particularly, private clouds are two approaches coming to the fore.

BI and analytics software vendor Yellowfi has introduced a free cloud BI offering, now available on AWS Marketplace.

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