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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
October 23, 2018

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: October 23, 2018. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Oracle is acquiring DataFox, whose cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) data engine and derived business content provide company-level information and insightful data to optimize business decisions. The combination of Oracle and DataFox is expected to enhance Oracle Cloud Applications with an AI-derived company-level data and signals, enabling customers to reach better decisions and business outcomes.

Oracle has introduced new cloud security technologies. In addition to the self-securing and self-patching capabilities of Oracle Autonomous Database and with the integration of machine learning and  automation to remediate threats, the new cloud services are aimed at helping customers to improve the security of applications deployed on the next generation of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle launched Oracle Blockchain Applications Cloud, a new suite of use-case-specific SaaS applications to enhance traceability and transparency throughout the supply chain.

SentryOne has introduced the Tableau Report Pack for SentryOne Monitoring, which allows data managers to use the Tableau Software analytics platform to view and analyze monitoring data for SQL Server, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), and Azure SQL databases. With the new SentryOne Report Pack, DBAs and IT managers can view and share database performance insights in Tableau formats familiar to business leaders and data users at organizations around the world.

SolarWinds—a provider of IT management software, which just began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SWI"—has announced the release of the new Application Performance Monitor (APM) powered by AppOptics.

Tableau's new Ask Data allows people to ask questions in plain language and instantly get a response. Tableau will return an interactive visualization with no need to learn data dimensions, measures, or any data structure. According to Tableau, Ask Data uses sophisticated algorithms that are driven by an understanding of the person's intent, not keywords, which helps Tableau understand a person's question, anticipate needs, and allow for smart visualization selection.

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