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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
October 26, 2010

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: October 26, 2010. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

HiT Software, Inc., a provider of data integration, and change data capture products for heterogeneous database environments, has released HiT ODBC/400 v9.0 and HiT OLEDB/400 v5.0.

IBM announced new software that combines sophisticated information management and analytics with social networking and collaboration capabilities for mobile workforces. The company's newly released Cognos 10 integrates collaboration with Lotus Connections software and business analytics with Cognos.

At this week's Teradata Partners' users conference, Teradata Corporation announced it is shipping a new version of its data warehouse solution, providing new analytic features to support customers working with complex big data. Teradata Database 13.10 includes temporal capabilities, which enable companies to recreate information from selected points in time. Other new features include advanced and flexible data compression options that provide as much as 20 times more data, as well as analytic functions and expanded capabilities within the Teradata Open Parallel Framework.

Quest Software, Inc. has announced new initiatives around SharePlex for Oracle, its Oracle data replication solution, in order to put real-time replication within reach of organizations with small IT departments and tight budgets.

Talend, a provider of open source data management software, announced an upgrade to its flagship data management platform that incorporates advanced data stewardship and data matching capabilities. The new release, Talend v4.1, automates data quality processes and supports master data management (MDM) methodologies.

Think About It

When one thinks about "government" today, it is often about cuts in government services, the need to raise taxes, stopping or reducing deficit spending, and the general trend of doing more with less, writes Jean Staten Healy, director of Worldwide Cross IBM Linux Strategy, in a recent blog post.