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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
November 2, 2010

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: November 2, 2010. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

DBTA recently hosted a webcast on NoSQL database technology to explain what it is and how these databases meet new requirements created by the surging data growth and concurrent demand for speed and analytics. The first in a series of educational webcasts on NoSQL technology, the webcast was hosted by Tom Wilson, president of DBTA, and featured Warren Davidson, director of business development and strategic alliances at InfiniteGraph, a business unit of Objectivity; Darren Wood, InfiniteGraph lead developer; and Jonathan Ellis, project chair of Apache Cassandra, and co-founder of Riptano.

Informatica Corporation, an independent provider of data integration software and Cloudera, a provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, yesterday announced at Informatica World 2010 that the two companies are partnering to provide customers with the solutions needed to address the challenges associated with managing large-scale data, including structured, complex and social data. Together, Informatica and Cloudera say they intend to bring the productivity benefits of the Informatica Platform to the data-intensive distributed computing capability of Hadoop.

MarkLogic Corporation has introduced a major new version of its flagship product, MarkLogic Server, a purpose-built database for unstructured information targeted at customers in three verticals: media/publishing, government, and financial services segments.

Microsoft Corp. is partnering with Cloud.com to provide integration and support of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V to the OpenStack project, an open source cloud computing platform. The addition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V will provide organizations and service providers running a mix of Microsoft and non-Microsoft infrastructure with greater flexibility when using OpenStack.

Sentrigo, Inc., a provider of database security software, has announced that Sentrigo Hedgehog Enterprise and vPatch solutions are now available on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for database audit, protection and breach prevention. Sentrigo's database compliance and security solutions allow organizations to more easily run applications subject to PCI-DSS, HIPAA, SEC regulations and more on Amazon EC2.

Think About It

As a consultant, I get to meet many varied SQL Server professionals on a regular basis. One of the most common conversations we've had over the last few years surrounds the loss of control the DBA has experienced due to a couple of advances in technology.