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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
February 12, 2019

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: February 12, 2019. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Continuent has announced that Tungsten Clustering 5.3.6 and Tungsten Replicator 5.3.6 are now available. Tungsten Clustering allows enterprises running business-critical database applications to affordably achieve commercial-grade high availability (HA), globally redundant disaster recovery (DR) and performance scaling, and makes it simple to create database clusters in the cloud or in a private data center, to keep the data available even when systems fail, freeing staff to focus on business and applications. Tungsten Replicator is one of three core components of Tungsten Clustering.

The Open Mainframe Project (OMP) has announced that Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe, is now production-ready less than 6 months after launching. Zowe 1.0 consists of core technologies enabling modern interfaces for web applications on z/OS, a new command line interface and expansion of platform REST API capabilities to help make the  z/OS environment more "cloud-like" and improve integration in hybrid cloud environments.

At IBM Think 2019 in San Francisco, IBM introduced enhancements to IBM Cloud Private to deliver integrated platform management and orchestration capabilities—to help enable a secure private cloud by running the entire private cloud infrastructure on IBM Z.

Oracle has added new features to its blockchain platform to help users speed up the development, integration, and deployment of new applications. According to the company, while blockchain can streamline many existing processes surrounding supply chain, identity, cross-border payments, and fraud detection, businesses are struggling to implement blockchain networks within their existing ecosystems.

ShiftLeft,  a provider of application-specific cloud security, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. This latest round, led by Thomvest Ventures and joined by new investor SineWave Ventures as well as existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Mayfield, follows the company's announcement of its first round of $9.3 million less than 18 months ago. The new funding brings the total raised to nearly $30 million.