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Endeca Now Integrates Hadoop

Endeca Technologies, Inc., an agile information management software company, announced native integration of Endeca Latitude with Apache Hadoop. Endeca Latitude, based on the Endeca MDEX hybrid search-analytical database, is uniquely suited to unlock the power of Apache Hadoop. Apache Hadoop is strong at manipulating semi-structured data, which is a challenge for traditional relational databases. This combination provides flexibility and agility in combining diverse and changing data, and performance in analyzing that data. Enabling Agile BI requires a complete data-driven solution that unites integration, exploration and analysis from source data through end-user access that can adapt to changing data, changing data sources, and changing user needs. Solutions that require extensive pre-knowledge of data models and end-user needs fail to meet the agility requirement. The united Endeca Latitude and Apache Hadoop solution minimizes data modeling, cleansing, and conforming of data prior to unlocking the value of Big Data for end-users. http://www.endeca.com/ http://hadoop.apache.org/

IBM Acquires Datacap

IBM announced the acquisition of Datacap Inc., a privately-held company based in Tarrytown, NY. Datacap is a provider of software that enables organizations to transform the way they capture, manage and automate the flow of business information to improve business processes, reduce paper costs or manual errors and meet compliance mandates. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition strengthens IBM’s ability to help organizations digitize, manage and automate their information assets, particularly in paper-intensive industries such as healthcare, insurance, government and finance. Additionally, regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley have demanded new standards and now legislation is encouraging the adoption of new records management solutions, including scanning and capture to increase accuracy, lower costs and speed business processes to meet these regulations. http://ibm.com http://www.datacap.com/

Business Objects, EDGAR Online & Ipedo Announce XBRL BI Solution

Business Objects (Nasdaq:BOBJ), EDGAR Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:EDGR), and Ipedo announced an XBRL-enhanced business intelligence (XBRL-BI) solution to enable organizations to efficiently access financial information to drive more accurate financial analysis and business decisions. The XBRL-BI solution leverages the capabilities of BusinessObjects XI, EDGAR Online’s I-Metrix suite of XBRL-based products, and Ipedo XIP, an enterprise information integration platform. Utilizing financial filings from EDGAR Online’s I-Metrix Web Service and Ipedo’s XIP integration platform, BusinessObjects XI allows research analysts, institutional investors, fund managers, regulators, and corporate officers to gain insight into market conditions directly from corporate filings, as they happen. The integrated XBRL-BI solution, based on eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), combines financial domain knowledge with data integration practices to deliver a pre-built data repository ready for financial analysis. EDGAR Online’s proprietary systems convert existing SEC data into XBRL, and then make it available via its I-Metrix suite of products. Ipedo then pulls the XBRL-tagged financial data from the EDGAR Online I-Metrix service, processes the financial data and business context, and delivers it to an XBRL-enhanced BusinessObjects universe, for use with the BusinessObjects XI business intelligence platform using Crystal Reports or BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. http://www.xbrl.org, http://www.businessobjects.com, , http://www.ipedo.com

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