New Product News – June 23, 2011

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Acquia introduced Commons 2.0, the next generation of its open social business software solution. The new version features enhanced flexibility to choose social interaction style for a community site, cloud installation and configuration within weeks, and enhanced control over designs, features and templates.

Cloud9 released the latest version of its SaaS forecasting and pipeline management solution for Salesforce CRM Customers. Cloud9 Summer’11 Release features enhancement to the ease-of-use for non-technical sales users, increased administrator control and an extended system cache to virtual memory stored on high-speed disk drives.

IBM unveiled its first appliance from Netezza since acquiring the company, the Netezza High Capacity Appliance. The analytics appliance is geared up for use with large data sets, with data trend recognition across data sets, analysis of up to 10 petabytes of data in minutes and workload optimization based on IBM’s BladeCenter technology, as well as capabilities to tackle growing data sets from regulatory and compliance requirements in industries such as banking, insurance, health care and communications.

NICE Systems Ltd. release the fourth generation of its NICE Inform multimedia incident information management solution for public safety. NICE Inform features new capabilities for leveraging recorded multimedia content from remote shared systems, integration with Esri’s ArcGIS mapping software and alignments that enhance its NG9-1-1 architecture.

Pentaho released an updated version of its business intelligence software. Pentaho BI 4 Enterprise Edition features a new Web-based report designer, drillable charts and extended chart properties, increased access to data warehouse and big data sources, added sorting and visualization capabilities, and a revamped interface based on tablet and mobile device views. Other enhancements like customized user interfaces, increased access to data warehouse and big data sources, and mass distribution of personalized content.

Sanbolic announced the availability of a new version of its data management software, Melio. New to Melio version 3.5 are increased application availability and flexibility in shared access to data, increased agile provisioning, centrally managed storage resources, enhanced management of data protection and QoS levels.

Transpara Corporation unveiled the most significant updates to its mobile BI solution, Visual KPI, since 2005. The Web-based software application includes new features such as reorganization of views and scorecards into collapsible groups, pre-defined and ad hoc monitoring of values, enhanced context and guidance URL links, connections to more data sources, and a new user interface.

uptime software Inc. put out its new product, uptimeCloud. The real-time, integrated cloud cost and capacity management software includes user monitoring by application, line-of-business, user, location, account and instances; automated cost estimates and recommendations; real-time tracking and historical capacity usage; and tracking of accounts in a single dashboard.

Vertica announced the new version of its analytics platform, Vertica 5.0. In the new release, the HP company added: a software development kit to write custom data analysis methods; enhanced native in-database analytics; enhancements to performance of subqueries, database statistics, lifecycle management and query optimization; and increased elasticity with capacity clusters.

Viridity Software launched EnergyCenter version 2.0, the update to its data center infrastructure management software. New to EnergyCenter 2.0 are user defined asset grouping, WMware virtual guest power analysis, heat mapping, advanced utilization auto alerts and extended server power profiles.

VoltDB released VoltDB Integration for Hadoop. Combined with its database integration capabilities, VoltDB Integration for Hadoop features set up in about 15 minutes, automatic export of data in real-time, and automatic workflow management.

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