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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
November 15, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: November 15, 2021. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.

News Flashes

BMC has announced several new BMC Helix and Control-M innovations that extend data science in the enterprise to gain more value and insights and better serve customers, while increasing agility and resilience. According to BMC, with these innovations it continues to build on announcements of new mainframe DevOps solutions introduced earlier in the month and BMC's strategic acquisition of StreamWeaver.

DataCore Software has announced the global availability of DataCore FileFly 4.0, a policy-based file tiering solution that helps enterprises automate the migration of historical data and achieve more agile IT architectures. FileFly helps organizations offload seldom-used files from expensive primary storage and continuously migrate this data to lower-cost object storage or hybrid or public cloud architectures.

IBM Security has announced plans to acquire ReaQta, a provider of endpoint security solutions designed to leverage AI to automatically identify and manage threats, while remaining undetectable to adversaries. IBM also detailed a new suite of XDR offerings under the QRadar brand. Upon closing, ReaQta's offerings will become part of this portfolio, adding expanded native XDR capabilities to IBM's security portfolio aimed at helping clients adopt continuous monitoring and rapid response as part of a zero trust approach.

News From SHARE

Ian Coldwater, a leading expert on containers and container security, and Chad Rikansrud, a leading expert on mainframes and mainframe security, revealed they were the first to accomplish a mainframe container breakout — when a malicious or legitimate user is able to escape the container isolation and access resources on the host machine, such as file systems — at DEF CON 29 this year.

Think About It

Once data has been created, it gets moved around to support many different purposes. There are many techniques that can be used to facilitate data movement. One of the simplest ways for the DBA to move data from one place to another is to use the LOAD and UNLOAD utilities that come with the DBMS. The LOAD utility is used to populate tables with new data (or to add to existing data), and the UNLOAD utility is used to read data from a table and put it into a data file. Each DBMS may call the actual utilities by different names, but the functionality is the same or similar from product to product.