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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
August 23, 2011

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: August 23, 2011. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

"An Introduction to InfiniteGraph, Connecting the Dots to Find Meaning in Big Data" Webcast - Replay Now Available

Composite Software announced that Carfax, the vehicle history expert, has developed and deployed a data abstraction layer using the Composite Data Virtualization Platform that will provide the company greater agility in managing its rapidly changing reporting environment. The first deployment consisted of publishing logical views to support reporting for the company's finance, sales, marketing and business development organizations.

DBTA and MarkLogic to Present ‘Big Data 2.0' Webcast on Thursday, September 8

EnterpriseDB, a provider of PostgreSQL and Oracle compatibility products and services, has announced general availability of Postgres Enterprise Manager, which allows developers and DBAs to monitor, manage, and tune both PostgreSQL and Postgres Plus Advanced Server installations regardless of the platform they run on - from a single console application. "Now, customers can easily ramp up their PostgreSQL footprint at a fraction of the cost of proprietary alternatives," said Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB.

HP and Autonomy Corporation plc have announced plans for HP (through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, HP SPV) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Autonomy for £25.50 ($42.11) per share in cash. "Together with Autonomy, we plan to reinvent how both unstructured and structured data is processed, analyzed, optimized, automated and protected. Autonomy has an attractive business model, including a strong cloud-based solution set, which is aligned with HP's efforts to improve our portfolio mix," said Léo Apotheker, HP president and chief executive officer, in a statement issued by the company.

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SQL Server Drill Down - The Changing State of Hardware