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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
September 10, 2013

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: September 10, 2013. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Confio Software, which offers the Ignite line of database performance monitoring tools, has secured the Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) from the United States Department of Defense. Confio's CoN applies to all Ignite solutions for Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, VMware, DB2 and Sybase.

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) will deliver educational sessions exploring challenges, opportunities and best practices for implementing and managing Oracle Applications at the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 conference, Sept. 22 - Sept. 26, at the MosconeCenter in San Francisco. Applications to be discussed include the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 and 12.1, Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management, Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle WebLogic Server System Administration, Oracle ERP System Implementations and CRM.

Cloudera has announced the general availability of Cloudera Search, a search engine for interactive exploration of data stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Apache HBase. In addition, the accompanying add-on RTS (Real-time Search) subscription provides technical support, legal indemnification and continual influence over the development of the open source project.

EnterpriseDB, provider of enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and Oracle database compatibility solutions, has formed a partnership with Zmanda, a provider of open source and cloud backup solutions. Through the partnership, Zmanda has created and certified a NetBackup agent for EnterpriseDB's flagship Postgres Plus Advanced Server.

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has announced the release of the open source relational database system PostgreSQL 9.3 which expands PostgreSQL's reliability, availability, as well as its ability to integrate with other databases.

Think About It

There may be no more commonly used term in today's IT conversations than "big data." There also may be no more commonly misused term. Here's a look at the truth behind the five most common big data myths, including the misguided but almost universally accepted notion that big data applies only to large organizations dealing with great volumes of data.