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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
September 22, 2015

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: September 22, 2015. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Datos IO has announced a recovery platform for next-generation scale-out databases. The company, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., was founded by former Data Domain (EMC), Veritas and IBM Research veteran Tarun Thakur, CEO, and Prasenjit Sarkar, CTO, who spent more than 15 years at IBM Research. The company is now offering its Early Access Program (EAP), and the product will is planned to be generally available in 2016.

Dell has introduced a new solution for Hadoop, co-designed with Cloudera and Syncsort, to ease the planning, design, construction and deployment process of transforming data into a ready state for analysis, then loading it for business reporting or for querying.

Looker, which provides a data discovery and analytics platform, has announced a new offering. According to the vendor, Looker Blocks, which are reusable and customizable, are apps that are components of business logic, such as churn prediction or lifetime value metrics, that can be put together and customized to address data needs company-wide as well as any industry-specific requirements.

MapR Technologies, Inc., a provider of a distribution for Apache Hadoop, has extended its support for SAS, a provider of business analytics software and services. According to the vendors, the collaboration between SAS and MapR provides advanced analytics with ease of data preparation and integration with legacy systems, assurance of SLAs, and security and data governance compliance. Additionally, joint customers can cost-effectively grow their big data storage infrastructure without relying on storage area network (SAN) or network-attached storage (NAS).

Percona, a provider of enterprise-class MySQL and MongoDB solutions and services, is introducing Percona Server for MongoDB, an enhanced, open source, fully compatible drop-in replacement for MongoDB Community Edition that offers additional enterprise features and lower total cost of ownership. Completely open source and free to download and use, Percona Server for MongoDB offers all the features of MongoDB 3.0 Community Edition, along with two additional storage engine options - PerconaFT and Facebook's RocksDB - and enterprise-grade functionality, including Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) and advanced auditing.

Platfora, a data discovery platform native to Hadoop, is reaching another milestone for its solution, bringing modern data preparation and real-time capabilities to a wide audience.

Splunk, a provider of real-time operational intelligence solutions, has announced a new version of the Splunk Enterprise platform and the availability of a new solution that targets the complexity of IT intelligence.

Trifacta, which provides a data wrangling solution for exploratory analytics, has announced the release of Trifacta v3. With this latest release, Trifacta is enhancing the way it empowers users by updating its platform to focus on real-time productivity, connectivity, security, and better operationalization. "The theme of this release is user empowerment meets data governance," said Will Davis, director of product marketing at Trifacta.