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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
August 17, 2020

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: August 17, 2020. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Grafana Labs has raised $50 million in a Series B funding round, led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Lead Edge Capital, both existing investors. Grafana Labs has also created the Grafana Accelerator Program (GAP) to encourage early stage companies and side projects that are innovating in the wider Grafana ecosystem.

IBM has announced the next generation of its IBM POWER central processing unit (CPU) family: IBM POWER10. Designed to offer a platform to meet the needs of enterprise hybrid cloud computing, the IBM POWER10 processor uses a design focused on energy efficiency and performance in a 7nm (nanometer) form factor with an expected improvement of up to 3x greater processor energy efficiency, workload capacity, and container density than the IBM POWER9 processor.

At Data Summit Connect 2020, Elliott Ning, cloud advisor, Google, discussed pre-requisites for AI deployments and best practices for implementing them.