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Open-source databases are rocking the world of transaction systems.

DeepGreen
Open-source databases are rocking the world of transaction systems. But what about data warehousing? Following the "database appliance" path of Netezza and the more established footprints of NCR's Teradata division, Greenplum has introduced DeepGreen. Open-source PostgreSQL is its database engine. Formerly known as Metapa, the company boasts an executive roster with experienced hands from Ab Initio, Didera, Oracle, Marketsoft and Teradata. As the diagram (left) shows, DeepGreen fits into the conventional data warehouse role. What's getting the most notice is a product still in development: a massively parallel processing version that will bring open-source pricing to very large data warehousing. Greenplum is sponsor of the Bizgres Project, where developers contribute to DeepGreen's development. Greenplum, www.greenplum.com

Connected Services Framework for Broadcast and Film
The Connected Services Framework interoperates with Web services providers for digital file editing and other services specific to the broadcast and film media industries. Digital workflows can shorten production time and improve business insight into operations. Microsoft, Microsoft

SAP Analytic Applications
SAP put on an impressive display of its new Analytic Applications, introducing this new product line with an awesome deluge of more than 100 preconfigured applications tailored by role and industry. But if this product set lives up to its potential it will be because of SAP's already established enterprisewide data model and NetWeaver architecture that together let users quickly and autonomously change the KPIs, reports and transaction details they see in their portal views. The consistent data model means users can trust combinations of data from disparate systems. SAP, SAP

PlanView Enterprise
Incorporating public ITIL standards and proprietary, adaptive IT management best practices, the suite helps ensure that service levels, project portfolios and enterprise IT asset portfolios align with business priorities. PlanView, PlanView

Mercury IT Governance Center 6.0
Mercury now supports Documentum document management and also enables companies to enforce the SOP 98-1 accounting regulation related to IT asset capitalization. It now complies with JSR 168 and WSRP to provide a governance dashboard and allow custom views with drag-and-drop portlets. Mercury, Mercury

SAS Drug Development 3.0
Provides a centralized repository for life sciences companies to analyze clinical research for regulatory submission and find market opportunities, product line extensions and safety problems. SAS, SAS

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