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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
August 6, 2020

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: August 6, 2020. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

BigPanda, Inc., provider of an Autonomous IT Operations platform, is expanding its partner program to address a growing demand from the market for event correlation, powered by AIOps. BigPanda's partner ecosystem comprises four segments: Value Added Resellers (VARs), strategic technology partners, Systems Integrators (SIs), and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). To guide the growth of each of these channels, BigPanda has hired two new Alliance Directors, Nisa Spyker, and Matt Biehler.

IBM has made enhancements to the IBM DS8900F and IBM TS7770 storage families. The new capabilities are designed to contribute to a comprehensive portfolio of storage for IBM Z solutions.

Push Technology, a leader in real-time data streaming and messaging solutions, is launching a new Kafka Adapter for its Diffusion Intelligent Data Mesh. With the Diffusion Kafka Adapter, organizations can now efficiently and securely extend Kafka solutions over the Internet, streaming real-time data to millions of end-user applications.  In addition, customers can easily manage the high-volume of data across geographically dispersed regions.

Sumo Logic, a  provider of continuous intelligence, has broadened the Sumo Logic Observability suite with new and expanded solutions to provide enterprises with a unified view of real-time analytics across application and infrastructure logs, metrics, traces and metadata. "Observability is the latest evolutionary step in methodology that DevOps and DevSecOps teams employ to deliver reliable digital services that, in turn, deliver best-in-class customer experience," said Bruno Kurtic, founding VP of Strategy and Solutions for Sumo Logic.

Oracle has announced an update to the Oracle Blockchain Platform Cloud Service. According to Oracle, its blockchain customers are increasingly moving their applications into production, and existing production customers are scaling up their deployments and ramping up their transaction volumes. This new release responds to their needs.

Think About It

CFO Research and Vistra have released new data about how acquisition plans are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the health crisis and its impact on businesses, organizations are pushing ahead with acquisition plans, according to two new studies by CFO Research and sponsored Vistra, a global business services provider.Before the coronavirus crisis, nearly nine in 10 companies were considering expanding into new countries. In April, as the effects of the pandemic were being realized across the globe, expansion plans weren't sidelined. Only 8% of respondents said they were delaying acquisitions or takeovers as a means to shore up budgets.