arcplan introduced arcplan Enterprise 7.2, the newest version of its BI and planning third-party software. The updated edition includes MDX interfaces for SAP HANA and Kognitio Pablo, added support for BI cloud deployments, as well as layout management for expand or contract the size of data on the user’s browser.

Avidian Technologies released its latest Outlook-based CRM software for use across the enterprise. Prophet Ultimate OnDemand Edition features customization and project tracking, social CRM capabilities, support for SharePoint and a new user interface, all stored in Avidian’s cloud environment.  

expressor software released expressor Enterprise Edition, its integration platform tooled for big data projects. Based on expressor’s data processing engine, Enterprise Edition features point-and-click data mapping and ETL development through Datascript.

HP launched a new strategy and portfolio for a single-architecture approach to hybrid cloud computing and as-a-service offerings. HP Converged Cloud is built on the vendor’s other Converged offerings for security, infrastructure and management, with open source standards based on technology from OpenStack. Under that, HP introduced or updated: Cloud Maps, an open standards-based cloud development solution; HP Service Virtualization 2.0, its cloud testing software with enhanced cloud and mobile environment simulations; new networking releases including Virtual Application Networks for management of legacy movement in deployments; new cloud testing in its Enterprise Cloud Transformation Services; and new cloud management outsourcing in its Enterprise Cloud Services. (For a full story on these releases, click here.)

IBM unveiled PureSystems, a new systems family that provides expertise and automation to data center environments and deployments. The three offerings announced Wednesday in the rollout include: “Scale-In” System Design, which integrates server, storage and networking into an automated machine; Patterns of Expertise, software embedded with IBM know-how on configurations, upgrades and applications requirements; and pre-configured Cloud Ready integration for faster creation of private deployments. (For a full story on this rollout, click here.)

IO announced three separate editions of its data center operating software. IO.OS is available as: Service Provider Edition, with real-time monitoring and tools for consolidated data center views and management; Standard Edition, with additional Windows 7.5 Phone mobile connectivity and HTML 5 interface; and Enterprise Edition, with additional facility control devices and integration with other IT management applications.

Nastel Technologies released the latest generation of its unified platform for managing middleware. New to AutoPilot 6.5 are a single security model, z/OS enhancements, availability and performance monitoring of Cassandra, and monitoring for WebSphere MQ and DataPower, TIBCO RV and EMS, Solace, CICS and homegrown middleware.

Pitney Bowes Software launched Portrait Explorer. With a setting for business users akin to a digital photo album, the software enables direct access to customer information for ad-hoc queries and reports.

Red Hat announced the beta availability of Red Hat Storage 2.0. The storage software features new capabilities to unite data storage and infrastructures, compatibility for Apache Hadoop, faster rebalancing, and enhancements to file storage integration.

Revelytix made enhancements to its latest version of knoodl. knoodl 3.0 includes: security updates to satisfy U.S. Department of Defense requirements; a Google gadget container based on Shindig and the Open Social API; as well user dashboard creation for visualizing SPARQL queries.

Tibco released version 2.0 of ActiveSpaces. The updated version enables users to mine real-time digital, social and event streams in “big data” environments, according to the supplier of event-driven data software. Tibco developed the latest version using “shared nothing persistence” architecture, which stores data either in-memory or on disk without requiring a central server. (For a full story on the release, click here.)

V12 Group Inc. announced the addition of its Business-to-Business Database. The database is a hybrid data source file that includes 19 million companies, 40 million job titles and 12 million email addresses.

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