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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
October 20, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: October 20, 2015. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.


News Flashes

Attivio is releasing a self-service solution designed to radically reduce the time usually required to provision the right data for analysis in Tableau.

Concurrent is releasing the next version of its Driven platform, enabling application performance monitoring and management across heterogeneous Hadoop and Spark environments within a single, comprehensive solution.

Being able to keep a database running at peak performance is important for obvious reasons, but it may be surprising how difficult a task that can be. In a recent webinar Joseph McKendrick, lead analyst with Unisphere Research, and Robert Wijnbelt, senior product manager with Dell Software, discussed how to identify, prioritize and resolve database performance problems to ensure peak performance in an ever-changing data landscape.

Tableau is making data analysis more easily accessible with a new application designed to help people see and understand data with just an iPad. "We're all about helping people see and understand their data and with this product what we're doing is extending our reach to even more people. We're also advancing the state of the art of touching your data," said Dave Story, vice president of mobile and strategic growth at Tableau.

Teradata is introducing a series of platforms that will capture streaming IoT data, land that data in Hadoop, and use advanced Aster machine learning natively in Hadoop to analyze data.

Thales, a French multi-national company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vormetric, a provider of data protection solutions in physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, for $400 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.

Yellowfin, a global business intelligence and analytics software company, is launching a new browser based application that will make it faster and easier to create customized analytical applications.

Trifacta is bringing its Wrangler solution to users' desktops, putting intuitive, self-service data wrangling immediately into the hands of workers everywhere. "We're allowing any user to download and be able to start using Trifacta's approach to exploring and transforming data themselves in a free desktop application," said Will Davis, director of product marketing at Trifacta.

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