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Novell today announced it is shipping a Web-based application that taps into social networking methodologies to enhance enterprise configuration management database (CMDB) usability, accessibility and accuracy. myCMDB, a part of Novell's recent acquisition of Managed Objects, employs a community-based architecture, similar to social networking applications, to provide a single view of federated data center resources across any physical or virtual environment.

Posted January 20, 2009

Netezza, a leader in data warehouse and analytic appliance, has announced its collaboration with Microsoft and the first part of its high-performance data integration strategy for Microsoft Business Intelligence As a result, according to the vendors, Microsoft customers can now take advantage of Netezza's high-speed terascale analytic capabilities and extend the value of their existing Microsoft BI investment, and Netezza customers will now have more choice through tighter integration and technology compatibility with Microsoft's SQL Server 2008.

Posted January 13, 2009

DataDirect Technologies, a leader in data connectivity and mainframe integration and an operating company of Progress Software Corp., has introduced a new version of the DataDirect Data Integration Suite featuring new versions of its XML-based component technologies for data integration in traditional and service-oriented environments. "We have focused in this release mostly on the feedback that we have received from our customers and we have followed the evolution of the standards that we are tracking especially the XQuery standards and the EDI standards," Dr. Carlo Innocenti, senior XML program manager for DataDirect Technologies, tells 5 Minute Briefing. The DataDirect Data Integration Suite contains the latest product releases of DataDirect XQuery, DataDirect XML Converters (Java and .NET) and Stylus Studio. New features and functionality in the suite are intended to help maximize developer productivity, reduce the need for manual coding, and accelerate the delivery of mission-critical information to enterprise applications and end users

Posted January 13, 2009

IBM has completed its approximately $340 million tender offer for the shares of ILOG, which offers Business Rule Management System (BRMS), Optimization, Visualization, and Supply Chain Management (SCM) portfolios. The tender offer was initially announced July of 2008. "I think it is going to be one of our strongest strategic acquisitions that we have made at IBM," Sandy Carter, IBM vice president for SOA and WebSphere Strategy, Channels and Marketing, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted January 13, 2009

CA, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire New York-based Orchestria Corporation, a leading provider of data loss prevention (DLP) technology. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Posted January 13, 2009

CA, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire New York-based Orchestria Corporation, a leading provider of data loss prevention (DLP) technology. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Posted January 12, 2009

Veryant, a COBOL-to-Java migration tools vendor, has released a new version of its isCOBOL Application Platform Suite (APS) software. The suite aims to blend the business-oriented nature of COBOL with the strengths of the Java platform without retraining staff or rewriting code. "isCOBOL APS is a set of tools for the development, maintenance and modernization of COBOL applications," Alfredo Iglesias, vice president of business development for Veryant, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted January 12, 2009

Vision Solutions, a high availability and disaster recovery solutions provider in IBM Power Systems markets, has rolled out a product called "Migrate While Active Quick Start," a service for companies requiring hardware, operating system or third-party application upgrades or migrations. Information technology improvements typically involve costly downtime, as well as extra evening or weekend work to transfer vital data to the new machine or system.

Posted January 12, 2009

Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application modernization solutions, has announced the availability of Micro Focus COBOL for Eclipse, encompassing versions of Micro Focus' Net Express and Server Express solutions designed specifically for the Eclipse open source ecosystem.

Posted January 12, 2009

KMSYS Worldwide has announced the availability of a free beta of CertMinder for Windows domains. CertMinder is intended to help an enterprise to take control of the SSL and code signing certificates by inventorying certificates, monitoring additions to selected certificate stores and providing early warning of expirations of monitored certificates.

Posted January 07, 2009

Oracle Data Strategies: Database Replay in Oracle Database 11g

Posted January 07, 2009

GoldenGate Software is offering a replay of its December Webinar for customers who are considering the business case for upgrading to the latest release of Oracle's Siebel CRM.

Posted January 07, 2009

Noetix, a provider of software that automatically generates business intelligence content from enterprise applications, plans to hold a web seminar entitled "Get More from Oracle E-Business Suite." The seminar will show how Noetix provides instant access to information using metadata-driven technology for faster time to answers. The webinar will be held Tuesday, January 20, at 10 a.m. PT. To register, go here.

Posted January 07, 2009

Oracle has announced world record multi-node SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark results for Oracle Fusion Middleware. The combination of Oracle WebLogic Server, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database 11g on mission-critical HP Integrity server blades running HP-UX 11i v3 delivered the record-breaking results.

Posted January 07, 2009

The membership of the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), the world's largest user knowledgebase for Oracle Applications users has selected its 2009 board of directors as a result of OAUG's recent elections. The role of the board is to establish, implement and enforce the entire organization's policies, goals and objectives. It works with the executive director of OAUG to devise strategies that provide effective guidance to those serving the organization.

Posted January 06, 2009

Sonasoft Corp., which provides compliance, disaster recovery and data protection solutions for the Microsoft platform, is offering a new version of SonaSafe for SQL Server. The new release offers pre-defined templates for backup, a new user interface, improved manageability, as well as enhanced replication and recovery capability.

Posted January 06, 2009

XAware, Inc. has released XAware 5.2, an updated version of its open source data integration solution for creating and managing composite data services. The new release offers upgrades that give developers new options that make it easier to design and deliver data services for service-oriented architecture (SOA), rich Internet applications (RIA) and software as a service (SaaS) applications.

Posted January 06, 2009

Oracle has announced world record multi-node SPECjAppServer2004 benchmark results for Oracle Fusion Middleware. The combination of Oracle WebLogic Server, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database 11g on mission-critical HP Integrity server blades running HP-UX 11i v3 delivered the record-breaking results.

Posted January 06, 2009

The old maxim, "may you live in interesting times" certainly holds true for data managers and professionals these days. The year 2008 was full of changes and challenges, and 2009 promises even more. To look ahead on the challenges emerging, we canvassed industry leaders across the IT landscape to get their views on what to expect in the year ahead.

Posted January 05, 2009

UNITE's 2009 Annual Technology Conference is scheduled for November 8-11, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn.

Posted January 01, 2009

Unisys announced last week that it will keep its corporate headquarters in Blue Bell, Pa. rather than relocate it to center city Philadelphia, as previously announced. "These are difficult times for businesses around the region and the country, and Unisys is no exception," notes Ed Coleman, Unisys chairman and CEO, in a prepared statement.

Posted January 01, 2009

The old maxim, "may you live in interesting times" certainly holds true for data managers and professionals these days. The year 2008 was full of changes and challenges, and 2009 promises even more. To look ahead on the challenges emerging, we canvassed industry leaders across the IT landscape to get their views on what to expect in the year ahead. Here, we offer a snapshot of some of the key trends industry executives foresee.

Posted January 01, 2009

Sybase has unveiled Sybase Event Streaming Processor (ESP), a major new version of the Sybase Aleri CEP platform. Sybase ESP, version 5 of the Sybase Aleri Event Stream Processor, provides new capabilities in enterprise scalability and user productivity. According to Sybase, the solution enables customers to deliver real-time applications such as continuous risk assessment, extremely complex low latency algorithmic trading and the creation and dissemination of highly enriched market data, in a fraction of the time that traditional approaches would require.

Posted December 01, 2007

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