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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
November 26, 2013

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: November 26, 2013. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Attivio and Actian have formed an alliance that will allow their customers to have access to both internal and external sources of unstructured content. The combination of Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine with Actian's ParAccel Big Data Analytics is aimed at helping business users to gain new, real-time business insights that help them build revenue, increase competitiveness, and manage risk.

With new HP Vertica Analytics Platform capabilities, organizations can now gain insight from new forms of data. As the seventh version of the platform, HP Vertica Crane includes significant security enhancements as well as enhanced integration with Hadoop.

The first major release of Rocket Software's UniVerse Database in two years, UniVerse 11.2 provides enhancements targeted at two main groups of constituents - partners who are writing their software on top of UniVerse and end users. UniVerse, which was launched more than 25 years ago, is used heavily in the banking, retail, travel, healthcare, government, and oil & gas sectors, observed Dan McGrath, managing director for research and development, U2 Servers, at Rocket Software.

Syncsort has introduced its new ETL Hadoop offering for the cloud on Amazon Web Services. Syncsort Ironcluster brings Hadoop ETL to Amazon Elastic MapReduce in the cloud with the aim of enabling customers to quickly and cost-effectively process large amounts of data in the cloud.

With the introduction of two new products, Treasure Viewer and Treasure Query Accelerator, Treasure Data says it is now making big data analytics accessible to any user with new capabilities and monthly pricing.