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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
November 30, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: November 30, 2016. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

What's ahead for 2017 in terms of big data and IoT? IT executives reflect on the impact that Spark, blockchain, data lakes, cognitive computing,AI and machine learning, and other cutting-edge approaches may have on data management and analytics over the year ahead.

Syncsort has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trillium Software. Syncsort, Inc. is an IT solutions provider backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and Trillium is a provider of data quality solutions.

Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the Apache Spark project, has introduced a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant Apache Spark, cloud-based platform. The announcement was made today at the 2016 Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference.

At HPE Discover London, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced new solutions designed to help organizations deploy Internet of Things (IoT) devices in wide area, enterprise and industrial environments.

Splice Machine is releasing an updated version of its signature platform for intelligent applications, strengthening its ability to run enterprise-scale transactional and analytical workloads. Version 2.5 of the Splice Machine platform introduces new abilities including columnar external tables that enables hybrid columnar and row-based querying; in-memory caching via pinning; statistics via sketching; and offers cost optimized storage for AWS users.

SUSE is acquiring OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS Talent and Technology Assets from HPE. The agreement aims to accelerate SUSE's entry into the growing Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market.

VoltDB has partnered with Confluent and completed development and certification of its Sink Connector for Confluent Open Source, based on Apache Kafka, utilizing Kafka's Connect API.