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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
February 1, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: February 1, 2021. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Kin + Carta, a global digital transformation consultancy, is acquiring Cascade Data Labs, a Portland, Oregon-based company with a focus on data science, supporting the expansion of Kin + Carta's data transformation practice. Cascade Data Labs offers end-to-end data science expertise across all of the interrelated disciplines required to execute and drive business value, including data integration, data architecture, data science, data engineering, and data visualization.

Infonomics author Doug Laney discussed the seven methods of monetizing data within the Infonomics paradigm in his keynote at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020.

Rapid7, a provider of security analytics and automation, has acquired Alcide.IO Ltd., a provider of Kubernetes security based in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is the second acquisition Rapid7 has made in the cloud security market in the past 9 months, having acquired DivvyCloud, a provider of software for cloud security posture management (CSPM) this past April. Together, these acquisitions will enhance Rapid7's ability to provide a cloud-native security platform to its customers and facilitate continuous management of risk and compliance across their cloud environments.

Spotify is introducing a Kubernetes monitoring tool that's designed around the needs of service owners, not cluster admins. The tool is part of Backstage, an open platform for building developer portals. The philosophy behind Backstage is simple: improve developer experience by reducing infrastructure complexity.