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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
April 7, 2020

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: April 7, 2020. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

DataStax has released DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 6.8, adding new capabilities for enterprises to advance bare-metal performance, support more workloads, and enhance developer and operator experiences with Kubernetes. "DataStax Enterprise 6.8 has made significant advancements in performance, ops management, and Cassandra workloads, but most importantly it adds a Kubernetes operator. This will help enterprises succeed with mission-critical, cloud-native deployments irrespective of the scale, infrastructure, or data model requirements," said Ed Anuff, chief product officer at DataStax.

erwin has introduced WFH (Work From Home) Impact Manager, a cloud-based application to provide organizations with a single source of intelligence regarding remote workers' locations, communication preferences, and the processes, systems, and technologies to support them in being productive and compliant as they work from home in response to COVID-19.

Okera has raised $15 million in new funding to help provide enterprises with secure data access for modern analytic platforms. The new funding will be used to expand Okera's investment in engineering, sales, and marketing. In line with the new funding, Okera also announced that Nick Halsey, who most recently served as president and CEO of Zoomdata, has joined Okera as CEO and board member.

SQream, provider of SQream DB, is offering free licenses of SQream DB to qualified healthcare and government organizations on the frontlines of the push to defeat COVID-19. SQream DB enables organizations to rapidly analyze massive amounts of data which is being mined to find a better means of diagnosis and a potential treatment, vaccine, and cure. 

Talend is joining the fight against COVID-19 by collaborating with developers from the Singer open source community and Bytecode to create an ETL tool for COVID-19 datasets. Talend standardizes the data, augments it with metadata, then routes the results to a data warehouse or data lake: Amazon Redshift, Amazon S3, Snowflake, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Delta Lake for Databricks, or Google BigQuery.