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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
October 13, 2009

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: October 13, 2009. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.


News Flashes

Aster Data, a provider of data analytics and management platforms for "big data" applications, has announced the availability of a new Aster-Hadoop Data Connector, which utilizes Aster's patent-pending SQL-MapReduce capabilities for two-way, high-speed, data transfer between Apache Hadoop and Aster Data's massively parallel data warehouse.

Dataguise, a provider of security solutions for protecting sensitive data across the enterprise, has announced a new version of its dataguise security suite—dgdiscover 3.0 and dgmasker 3.0. Version 3.0 is an integrated solution for comprehensive sensitive data discovery and masking, designed for file and structured database repository search across the network, discovery of sensitive data within those repositories and masking or de-identification of the data to protect against exposure and risk. With dataguise, organizations now have the ability to create corporate masking policies that allow faster adherence to compliance regulations, lower risk of a data breach, and reduced reliance on cumbersome single-database masking solutions.

Initiate Systems, Inc., a provider of data management solutions for information sharing and improved data quality, has announced the availability of Initiate Master Data Service v9.0, the latest upgrade to the company's master data management (MDM) solution. The new version of Initiate Master Data Service fosters agile data governance for enterprise, government and healthcare customers, enabling them to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their data management. Data stewards can identify and centrally manage all business data issues specific to their business processes in one tool.

Noetix Corp., a software provider that automatically generates business intelligence content from enterprise applications, has completed the acquisition of privately-held business analytics company, Jaros Technologies Corp., for an undisclosed sum.

Varonis Systems Inc., a vendor that provides software for unstructured data governance, has announced the availability of its Intelligent Data Use (IDU) Data Classification Framework for discovering sensitive information. The Framework produces rapid actionable results by uniting data classification technology with a unique meta-data layer to guide searches for files containing sensitive information.


Think About It

High-profile data breaches at major corporations and the usual assortment of state government agencies and educational institutions have highlighted the value of encrypting data, yet breach numbers continue to spike and big losses are becoming more common, writes Protegrity's Gordon Rapkin in the October issue of Database Trends and Applications. In

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