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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
June 16, 2017

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: June 16, 2017. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

BlueData, provider of Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software, is releasing an enhanced version of BlueData EPIC, providing increased scalability, enhanced networking, and significant security and performance optimizations. With BlueData EPIC 3.0, enterprises can quickly and easily deploy large-scale production environments for big data analytics and data science running in Docker containers - either on-premises, in the public cloud, or in a hybrid architecture.

Microsoft's SQL Server platform has been on a roll lately, with its smooth and feature-rich SQL 2016 release gaining accolades across the industry, including the DBMS of the Year award from db-engines.com. The company's increased focus on cloud, strong BI tool set, impressive functionality and emerging cross-platform capability with SQL on Linux has made this RDBMS a staple of database shops around the world.

Software audits are becoming a major risk to organizations. Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and other leading software vendors keep close tabs on their customers for potential license violations and true-up costs. A common occurrence is deploying more copies of software than the license agreement allows. But taking software inventory is a time-consuming and laborious process. A better approach is an integrated ITAM and asset information source.