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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
September 18, 2012

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: September 18, 2012. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) has announced its agenda of hosted meetings and educational sessions at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld 2012 conference Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 at the MosconeCenter in San Francisco. Throughout the week of the event, OAUG members will deliver more than 20 educational sessions exploring challenges, opportunities and best practices for implementing and managing Oracle Applications, including Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 and 12.1, Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Hyperion Performance Management, Oracle Fusion Applications and more.

Join Progress DataDirect and DBTA for a practical primer into the space of Big Data, Analytics and Hadoop. This webcast will show how companies are successfully starting and using big data to drive business decisions and also how they are planning to integrate their Hadoop clusters with existing analytics tools to get the most out of those systems.

Composite Software third annual Data Virtualization Day will take place October 10 in New York City. Data Virtualization Day 2012: The Logical Next Steps represents the world's largest gathering of data virtualization experts and implementers, expected to draw more than 200 Composite Software customers and prospects. Attendees will hear from leading authorities on data virtualization, data warehousing, data integration and business intelligence discussing "Data Virtualization: Why it's Logical for Business and IT."

EMC and Alpine Data Labs, under a formal reseller agreement, have released a joint solution that combines Alpine's predictive analytics application with EMC's Greenplum analytics platform. EMC resells the Alpine Data Labs product suite, including Alpine Miner and Illuminator, integrated with EMC Greenplum Database, EMC Greenplum Chorus, EMC Greenplum HD, and EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance (DCA). An in-database solution for big data predictive analytics, the joint offering from EMC and Alpine eases deployment and accelerates time to value for improved insights into big data. Additionally, customers benefit from coordinated Alpine/EMC global support.