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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
October 5, 2010

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: October 5, 2010. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Aster Data has introduced Aster Data nCluster 4.6, which includes a column data store. This release, the company says, makes Aster Data nCluster 4.6 the first platform with a unified SQL-MapReduce analytic framework on a hybrid row and column massively parallel processing (MPP) database management system (DBMS). The unified SQL-MapReduce analytic framework and Aster Data's suite of more than 1,000 MapReduce-ready analytic functions, delivers richer, high performance analytics on large data volumes where data can be stored in either a row or column format.

Dataguise, a provider of data security solutions, has also joined the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner. The collaboration between Dataguise and NetApp is intended to allow customers to quickly generate production data for test and development and distribute it safely and efficiently.

EMC Corporation has announced a new alliance to enable integration of technology from Cloudera, a provider of Hadoop-based data management software and services, with the EMC Data Computing Products division's Greenplum technology to help businesses better manage and analyze large and continuously growing amounts of structured and unstructured information such as log files, sensor data, streaming data, sales receipts, emails, research data and images collectively known as "big data."

Open Text Corporation, a provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software, announced the release of Open Text ECM Suite 2010, which represents a combination of technologies covering all aspects of ECM.

ParAccel, Inc. announced at Oracle OpenWorld the integration of its Analytic Database (PADB), a columnar-based, massively parallel processing (MPP) software-only analytic database, with NetApp Unified Storage Architecture.

Queplix Corp. has announced the Queplix Virtual Data Manager (QVDM), which aims to substantially automate application and data integration, enabling a consistent view of customer, product and financial data so that vital information remains accurate across software systems.

Building on the theme of "freedom of platform choice" Quest Software announced the beta launch of Toad Extension for Eclipse at Oracle Open World in San Francisco in late September. The newest addition to the Toad product family allows Java developers to perform essential Oracle development tasks, such as writing, editing, browsing and querying, directly from within the Eclipse IDE, harnessing the power of Toad for Oracle. This follows Quest's recent announcement on the availability of Toad for Cloud Databases

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