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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
April 7, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: April 7, 2021. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Alluxio, a developer of open source cloud data orchestration software, has introduced a go-to-market solution in collaboration with Intel to offer an in-memory acceleration layer with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem) 200 series. The solution enables high performance analytics and AI pipelines at a massive scale while minimizing the TCO by more seamlessly managing data in local storage tiers close to compute.

Google Cloud has announced that Database Migration Service (DMS) is generally available to support enterprises migrating their business infrastructure, and their databases, to the cloud. "We're excited to announce that Google Cloud's Database Migration Service (DMS) is generally available, supporting MySQL and PostgreSQL migrations from on-premises and other clouds to Cloud SQL. Later this year we will introduce support for Microsoft SQL Server," said Shachar Guz, product manager.

Katana Graph, a provider of software for high-performance scale-out graph processing, AI, and analytics, announced it has optimized its graph engine for the all-new 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor and memory systems. According to the company, this means that Katana Graph can now take advantage of the latest generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane persistent memory technology to process massive graphs on much smaller clusters.

MarkLogic, a provider of cloud data integration and data management software, has announced the general availability of a custom connector for AWS Glue, a fully-managed, serverless data integration service to create, run, and monitor data integration pipelines.

Redis Labs has closed $110 million in financing led by a new investor, Tiger Global, which brings the company's valuation to more than $2 billion. The company's Series G round also includes participation from another new investor, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, and existing Redis Labs investor TCV. Additionally, Tiger, SoftBank, and TCV acquired additional ownership as part of a $200 million secondary transaction.

ScaleOut Software is releasing the on-premises version of its ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service, providing all of the analytics and visualization tools available from its Azure-hosted cloud version. Dubbed ScaleOut StreamServer DT, this new software solution lets organizations develop and deploy streaming analytics applications on servers hosted within their infrastructure.

WhiteSource, a provider in open source security and management, has raised $75 million in Series D funding, enabling the company to continue to grow its automated open source security solutions. This round of funding also reflects the pace and scale with which WhiteSource has been adopted globally, enabling it to become strategically self-sufficient in financing its own growth.