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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
November 24, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: November 24, 2009. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.


News Flashes

MicroStrategy, a provider of business intelligence software, today announced that its free reporting software package, MicroStrategy Reporting Suite, provides a seamless interface to Microsoft Analysis Services. Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) provides online analytical processing and data mining functionality for business intelligence applications.

Embarcadero, a provider of multi-platform database tools and developer software, has announced a special edition of DBArtisan for SQL Azure. DBArtisan is Embarcadero's database administration tool for heterogeneous DBMS environments, and provides consistent and unified support for all major database platforms including Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, Oracle and Sybase ASE. SQL Azure Database is Microsoft's cloud-based relational database service built on SQL Server technologies. It provides a highly available, scalable, multi-tenant database service hosted by Microsoft in the cloud which helps to ease provisioning and deployment of multiple databases. SQL Azure Database can help reduce costs by integrating with existing toolsets and providing symmetry between on-premise and cloud databases.

Informatica Corporation, a provider of data integration software, has announced Informatica Cloud 9, a comprehensive offering for cloud data integration.

Sentrigo, Inc., a provider of database security software, has released the latest version of its flagship product, the Hedgehog Enterprise database activity monitoring and intrusion prevention solution, for leading database management systems. The new version incorporates features that allow for easier and faster deployment of highly customized security and audit policies aimed at protecting sensitive information so that organizations can meet their risk and compliance requirements.


Think About It

Organizations that really want to take advantage of a higher performance, more agile and lower cost data warehouse architecture, should implement master data management (MDM) to improve data quality, writes Marty Moseley in the November e-edition of Database Trends and Applications. However, nearly every data warehouse ecosystem has attempted to manage master data within its data warehouse architecture, but has focused on mastering data after transactions occur.

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