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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
October 12, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: October 12, 2015. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

ClearStory Data, a company specializing in bringing business-oriented data intelligence to everyone, introduced new advancements to its Spark-native Intelligent Data Harmonization and blending capabilities that will help make users more self-reliant.

In what is being hailed as the biggest tech merger ever, Dell Inc. and EMC Corp. today formally announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Dell will acquire EMC. The total transaction is valued at $67 billion. The deal is expected to close in the second or third quarter of Dell's fiscal year which ends February 3, 2017 (within the months of May to October 2016). The industry is going through a "tremendous transformation," with the old style of IT being "pretty quickly disrupted" yet this rapid change is also presenting "incredibly rich" opportunities, said Joe Tucci, chairman and chief executive officer of EMC, during a conference call with media and industry analysts.

Yellowfin, has launched DashXML - a browser-based Java application to make it easier for customers and software partners to create customized analytical functionality and applications. According to the vendor, DashXML is a flexible framework that communicates with Yellowfin via a web wervices API to expose the functionality of Yellowfin's BI platform - such as reports, filters and security capabilities - while simultaneously providing complete freedom regarding application design, layout and user interaction.