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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
November 9, 2012

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: November 9, 2012. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Attunity Ltd., a provider of information availability software solutions, has released Attunity Managed File Transfer (MFT) for Hadoop. The new enterprise data transfer solution is designed to accelerate big data collection processes and integrate them seamlessly into and out of Hadoop. MFT enables organizations to collect and transfer big data in both the cloud and enterprise data centers for strategic initiatives including log and machine-data analytics, business intelligence, and data archiving."Attunity MFT for Hadoop, the first of several Hadoop solutions that Attunity will unveil, is designed to deliver on the great promise of Hadoop by helping organizations achieve faster time-to-value for big data analytics projects," says Matt Benati, VP Global Marketing at Attunity.

Progress Software Corporation is offering a beta program of the DataDirect Cloud service. The new SaaS-based connection management service will enable simplified SQL access to a broad spectrum of cloud-based data sources through a single standards-based interface, without requiring customized interfaces or new libraries. "The success of cloud computing and SaaS based applications will depend in part on eliminating the 'data silo' these applications create for their customers," says Michael Benedict, vice president and business line manager, Progress DataDirect. Delivery of the DataDirect Cloud connectivity management service is expected in the second quarter of 2013, with beta program access available for a limited number of participants beginning in January 2013.