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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
April 15, 2024

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: April 15, 2024. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Backblaze, Inc., the specialized cloud storage platform, is unveiling a new function for Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage that instantly alerts users and external cloud services when data within the storage platform changes. This service—dubbed Event Notifications—empowers enterprises to craft their automated cloud workflows without being restricted to a single vendor or legacy tool to provide notification features.

CloudBolt Software, The Cloud ROI Company, is partnering with StormForge, a leading provider of Kubernetes resource optimization, with the goal of bringing Kubernetes cost visibility and optimization into the FinOps ecosystem. While the FinOps industry has had success providing cost visibility and optimization recommendations at the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) layer, it has not yet delivered the same value in Kubernetes ecosystems. Without any form of monitoring, organizations remain unaware of actual spend and over-allocated cloud resources, according to the companies.

QFunction, the company helping businesses improve their cybersecurity posture and resilience by providing customized AI solutions, is announcing the launch of the company's tailored cybersecurity solutions that empower medium to large-sized enterprises to leverage AI to protect their data, assets, and reputation from the threats of cyberattacks.

Starburst, the open data lakehouse company, is introducing its fully managed Icehouse implementation on Starburst's multi-cloud data lakehouse service, Galaxy. According to the company, with the Galaxy Icehouse, customers can benefit from the scalability, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a combined Trino and Iceberg architecture (Icehouse) without the burden and cost of building and maintaining a custom solution themselves.