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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
February 15, 2022

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: February 15, 2022. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Cloudentity, a provider of application identity and authorization software, has released GraphQL support capabilities that secure GraphQL application programming interfaces (APIs). According to Cloudentity, GraphQL adoption continues to double year-over-year within the developer community, and it's estimated that millions of developers will use GraphQL for projects over the next few years. This widespread adoption is spurred by the user-friendly description of data in APIs that GraphQL provides. However, the company contends, while GraphQL APIs accelerate application development, save time and resources, and improve the developer experience, they also create new security risks and challenges for API data leakage. 

Micro Focus has announced the results of its new COBOL survey that reveals the latest global developments and 2022 plans for enterprises utilizing COBOL and mainframe technology. The survey found that not only is COBOL continually viewed as strategic by 92% of respondents, but that the amount of COBOL code has significantly increased.

InfluxData, creator of the time series platform InfluxDB, is releasing a variety of features for the Industrial Data and Internet of Things (IoT) space. InfluxData is releasing key features to expedite IoT and Industrial IoT application building. New capabilities deliver a more intuitive experience for developers and engineers working with time series data at the edge and deliver better data processing for use cases spanning predictive maintenance, performance monitoring, energy optimization, operational technology, smart offices, smart homes, and more, according to the vendor.

Kyligence, originator of Apache Kylin and developer of the AI-augmented data services and management platform Kyligence Cloud, is releasing the beta version of its intelligent data cloud platform on Google Cloud. "This is a significant step in the evolution of both the Kyligence Cloud and the Google Cloud ecosystem," said Li Kang, vice president, North America, Kyligence. "Having Kyligence's cloud platform available on Google Cloud, makes it even more seamless for customers around the world to leverage Kyligence to unlock insights faster from big data."