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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
June 6, 2017

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: June 6, 2017. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Alteryx, Inc., a provider of self-service data analytics solutions, is launching Alteryx Connect, a data exploration platform that empowers users to discover and collaborate on data assets, visualizations, reports, and workflows. With Alteryx Connect, organizations can capture data that has spread across an organization and present this knowledge back to business users so they can begin the analytics process using the best sources of information.

Databricks has introduced a new offering to simplify the management of Apache Spark workloads in the cloud. "Databricks Serverless" is a managed computing platform for Apache Spark that allows teams to share a pool of computing resources and automatically isolates users and manages costs. The new offering aims to remove the complexity and cost of users managing their own Spark clusters.

Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, has announced five key enhancements to help customers accelerate data-driven decision making.

Kinetica, a provider of GPU-accelerated database technology, is introducing native integration with Tableau.

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a converged data platform that integrates analytics with operational processes in real time, has announced MapR-XD, a cloud-scale data store to manage files and containers. As part of the MapR Converged Data Platform, MapR-XD supports any data type from the edge to the data center and multiple cloud environments with automatic policy-driven tiering from hot, warm or cold data to enable customers to create global data fabrics which are ready for analytical and operational applications.

PremiumSoft has announced the release of Navicat Version 12 with a brand new interface for its Navicat family of products. Navicat develops the database management and development software. Its flagship product, Navicat Premium, allows users to access up to six databases all-in-one, including MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, SQLite, Oracle, and PostgreSQL, eliminating workflow disruption to leverage users' time and increasing productivity and efficiency.

Building on its Identity-based Security Operation Center (SOC) cloud services, Oracle has announced a series of developments that enhance the portfolio's machine learning, artificial intelligence and contextual awareness technologies. The latest round of enhancements include Adaptive Access capabilities into Oracle Identity Cloud Service intended for dynamic application access controls, advanced risk monitoring by leveraging machine learning engines, and the expansion of Oracle CASB Cloud Service to help support Oracle SaaS solutions with automated threat detection.

Syncsort, a provider of data integration solutions for next-generation analytics, has announced new solutions that bring together its industry-leading big data integration and recently acquired Trillium data quality software to address data governance and customer 360 initiatives within data lakes.

TIBCO Software Inc., a provider of software for integration, API management, and analytics, has announced the new TIBCO Cloud platform, featuring the new TIBCO Cloud Live Apps offering alongside the recognized TIBCO Cloud Integration.

Unravel Data, which provides an APM platform designed for big data, has added integrated support for Cloudera Impala and Apache Kafka into its platform.