Aster Data introduced the New Cloud Aster Data. The offering combines Aster Data’s advanced MPP data warehouse for data management and analytics processing with Dell’s leading cloud infrastructure solutions and services, including Dell’s new PowerEdge-C line of servers. Aster Data’s new cloud solution will run on Dell’s new PowerEdge-C 2100 servers that are optimized for high-performance analytics and data management. The new cloud solution will enable advanced data management and analysis including on-demand scaling for large data volumes, high performance analytics on large data sets, and enterprise-class performance and availability critical to cloud deployments.

Birst Inc. announced the availability of Birst 4 Spring Release. Birst 4 Spring Release is the latest update to Birst 4, a comprehensive business intelligence solution that features rapid deployment and high ROI. The new features made available in the Birst 4 Spring Release include more powerful, interactive dashboards for business users, the introduction of geographic mapping with Birst Maps, and new connectors for Hyperion Essbase and Microsoft Analysis Services cubes.

Datawatch Corporation announced Monarch Data Pump V10.5 Professional Edition, the latest upgrade to the company’s server-based data distribution, ETL and application integration solution. Monarch Data Pump V10.5 Pro, which offers all the report and data mining capabilities of the product’s Standard Edition, is designed to provide high-volume data production while taking advantage of value-added features such as Web services, remote administration via a Web browser and tight integration within SQL Server Information Services. Monarch Data Pump V10.5 Pro is also compatible with the new Windows 7 operating system.

IT Governance launched a comprehensive Social Media Governance Toolkit. The toolkit will help any organization to develop, implement, monitor and improve social media activities within an effective governance structure. The contents of the toolkit fall into three groups, being: documents for creating a social media strategy, including a policy that can be adapted for almost any circumstances, plus templates for areas such as risk assessments, roles and responsibilities, metrics and monitoring, and communications and training; documents that help embed crucial controls, including an acceptable use agreement, branding guidelines and corporate style rules, and; operational best practice guidelines, covering everything from blogging and LinkedIn to Twitter and YouTube.

Lawson Software announced part two of its Lawson Cloud Services offering for enterprise software. Available in May 2010, Lawson Internal Cloud Services will bring the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing to customers who want to have an on-premise deployment of their Lawson solutions. Lawson Internal Cloud Services includes Lawson Grid Technology, which will help customers distribute computing tasks for selected Lawson products across a group of computers. The Lawson Grid Technology will help improve flexibility and create the opportunity for lower-cost, high-availability infrastructure. The company also announced the general availability of Cloverleaf Integration Services for health care organizations needing to manage the critical exchange of health information data inside and outside of their organization. Cloverleaf version 5.8 is designed to enable integrated delivery networks and other health care organizations to exchange data across their organizations and with affiliated locations and medical offices.
Panopticon Software announced that it has released new versions of its two flagship products: the Panopticon Developer SDK and the Panopticon EX enterprise application. The new products incorporate a number of major improvements over previous versions, including the ability to connect to message buses such as Progress SonicMQ and to Complex Event Processing (CEP) engines including Sybase Aleri. The 5.4 release of EX incorporates a number of important advances, including the ability to natively connect to the SonicMQ message bus from Progress Software and to cross tab or trellis visualizations containing static, time series and real time streaming data. The new release of the SDK provides the new visualizations and cross tabbing capabilities also found in EX. It provides the ability to embed EX workbooks into custom Java and/or WPF client applications with little to no coding.

Quest Software, Inc. updated Quest ChangeAuditor, its real-time change auditing solution that helps organizations increase security and compliance controls for Active Directory, Exchange and Windows File Servers. The newest release includes role-based access, object protection and event logging. These additions provide administrators with a granular solution, enabling them to meet the requirements of both external regulations and internal security operations, all at the same time. and VMware, Inc. announced a partnership to jointly deliver, sell and support a new enterprise Java cloud called VMforce. VMforce is designed to deliver an enterprise Java cloud that is: trusted, Running on’s global infrastructure; open, VMforce will support standard Java code; elastic, applications can scale automatically; complete, providing a virtualization platform, orchestration and management technology, relational cloud database, development platform and collaboration services, application run time, development framework and tooling; and cloud 2, combining next generation mobility, social collaboration and real-time information access. 

Visual Mining announced the availability of NetCharts Performance Dashboards Solution for Microsoft Dynamics. NetCharts Performance Dashboards (NCPD) Solution for Microsoft Dynamics allows business end-users to incorporate data directly from Microsoft Dynamics applications into their dashboards for analysis and financial reporting.

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