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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
July 29, 2014

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: July 29, 2014. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

The consumerization of IT, coupled with online services like social media, creates a need for flexibility and performance improvements within current data centers without the associated costs. And, as the cost of flash declines, data center managers are seeing flash as an attractive alternative to traditional hard-disk methods. By some estimates, flash memory prices have fallen at an average of 35% per year over the last few years.

Continuity Software, a provider of service availability risk management solutions, has created a new program for channel partners, enabling them to offer the AvailabilityGuard software suite that provides high availability (HA) and disaster recoverability (DR), across physical, virtual and cloud environments.

Corvil, an IT data analytics company, has introduced Corvil Giga, a new streaming analytics platform for real-time operational intelligence and big data integration. The release is targeted at companies in the financial industry and others that need to operate their business in real time.

MuleSoft, an integration broker vendor, is offering new solutions for connecting Microsoft technologies within the cloud-enabled enterprise. MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform is designed to enable companies to leverage existing Microsoft IT investments and integration logic written in .NET. Microsoft customers can now address immediate integration challenges and develop a cloud and API management strategy for the future.

SAP has announced the launch of mobile place, a new enterprise app store included at no additional cost with the purchase of SAP Mobile Secure portfolio.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has formed a new partnership with MapR Technologies. The two companies are developing turn-key solutions to address big data challenges.

Zettaset is giving customers the option of purchasing its complete Orchestrator big data security suite or adopting individual feature applications as needed - such as enterprise data encryption and multi-service high availability - to customize and secure their big data environments.