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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
September 4, 2012

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: September 4, 2012. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Citrusleaf, which provides a real-time NoSQL database and key-value store, has rebranded the company and product as Aerospike. According to the company, the name change reflects the increasing adoption by a new generation of web-scale applications that demand near-instantaneous response. "Aerospike is the point on a rocket that lets it accelerate past the speed of sound and safely travel beyond the boundaries of our planet," says Monica Pal, Aerospike vice president of marketing, explaining that it is an image that reflects why customers choose the company's technology. Separately, Aerospike also announced that it has acquired Alchemy Database (AlchemyDB).

Quest Software has introduced Toad Business Intelligence Suite, a packaged suite of tools to link traditional and non-traditional data sources, bridging the gap between BI environments and distributed big data sources. In addition, Toad BI Suite aims to span the divide between technical and non-technical users by offering tailored interfaces designed to meet their individual data provisioning and analytic needs.

10gen has released version 2.2 of MongoDB, its agile and scalable, document-oriented NoSQL database. The latest release from 10gen features advanced aggregation framework, new multi-data center deployment features, improved concurrency, as well as 600 more new features, enabling faster and easier application development.

LogicMonitor, provider of SaaS-based IT infrastructure monitoring for physical, cloud, and hybrid environments, has partnered with cloud management vendor RightScale Inc. to provide a comprehensive, automated monitoring solution for managed public, private, and multi-cloud/hybrid cloud deployments, spanning their premises-based infrastructure.

Enterprise Linux distribution provider SUSE has released SUSE Cloud, an OpenStack-based private cloud solution. This automated cloud management platform enables the rapid deployment and management of an infrastructure as-as-service (IaaS) private cloud, improving resource utilization and delivery of services by managing and provisioning workloads across a secure and compliant cloud environment. SUSE Studio and SUSE Manager are also included, allowing users to easily build and manage cloud-based applications.

Think About It

IBM's zEC12 announcement resulted in the predictable spate of headlines invoking dinosaurs. Examples of headlines that popped up include "Mammoth mainframe computers far from extinct," and "Mainframes dead? Not on your Nelly." Actually, mainframes have never gone away, and have continuously been expanding in reach across the globe. Maybe comparisons to the large reptiles that once roamed the earth are meant as compliments. It is important to remember, as one industry observer once remarked, "that dinosaurs were on the planet for more than 160 million years." That's a lot of staying power.