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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
April 30, 2013

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: April 30, 2013. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

10gen, the MongoDB company, has introduced MongoDB Backup Service, providing a monthly pay-as-you-go service. MongoDB Backup Service, available as a limited release, joins the free, cloud-based MongoDB Monitoring Service, which has more than 17,000 users. General availability of the new backup service is anticipated later this year.

MemSQL has made available a distributed version of its in-memory database and real-time analytics platform, enabling organizations to perform real-time analytics at big data scale. Also included in the release is MemSQL Watch, a browser-based interface that provides insight into software status, hardware performance, and system configuration in a single view.

Revolution Analytics, a provider of software, services and support for the open source R project, has released upgrades to its commercial-grade analytics software built upon the powerful open source R statistics language for R-based enterprise-class data analytics. Revolution R Enterprise 6.2, available now, features new advances in high-performance predictive analytics, including quick and easy stepwise regression for big data linear models and predictive analytics on data stored in Teradata databases.

Think About It

As machines increasingly are fitted with internet and other network access, enterprises will be able to capture and increasingly expected to respond to more customer data than ever before. Machine-to-machine (M2M) network connections—this so-called "Internet of Things"—is positioned to become the next source of major competitive advantage. Whatever you call it, M2M is turning out to be the poster child for big data's "Three Vs": Volume, Velocity and Variety. What M2M data requires is a fourth "V" (Visualization) to convert its big data into value by giving users the ability to identify data patterns through real-time analytics.