[caption id="attachment_2836" align="aligncenter" width="518"] Attunity's Replicate software.[/caption] Attunity and EMC have partnered on a data-replication solution for the EMC Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform, both companies announced July 24. Attunity’s Replicate software allows organizations to load data more efficiently in data warehouses, make copies of production databases, lower downtime associated with migrations and upgrades, and offload queries from operational systems. It allows for heterogeneous and homogeneous data replication. In theory, when Attunity is paired with EMC Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform, the combined solution will give companies a way to mine data in a timely manner. Evidently, there’s a demand out there for processing information with all due speed; a recent IDC survey indicated that merely a quarter of organizations are satisfied with the effectiveness of their particular analytics solution. “Big data is forcing business process and organizational changes that many people in an organization may be reluctant to embrace,” Dan Vesset, an IDC analyst, wrote in a statement. “However, complacency is not an option. Enterprises must rise to the challenge of managing Big Data.” Earlier in July, rumors floated that EMC would spin off the Greenplum data-analytics property, which would combine with EMC subsidiary VMware’s cloud properties to form a new cloud-centric company. VMware executives shot down the idea in an internal memo obtained by CRN.