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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
January 18, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: January 18, 2021. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions powered by the Apache Ignite distributed database, has announced GridGain 8.8, a new release that provides enhanced support for GridGain's multi-tier database engine, which scales up and out across memory and disk. The changes enable customers to leverage the disk tier of the database to query much larger datasets, reduce total cost of ownership, and secure sensitive or personal data at rest. This will enable them to use GridGain for a greater number of production use cases, ranging from complex real-time analytics to mission-critical transactional workloads.

At Data Summit Fall Connect 2020, Engineering@Uber's Nishith Agarwal discussed how to build a unified system for data management and outlined its key benefits.

Indexing is a critical part of database optimization. Indexing can dramatically increase query speed. However, DBAs still struggle with finding optimal indexes or optimal SQL plans. DBTA held a webinar with Gary Jerep, solutions consultant, Quest Software, who discussed insights that regarding why query and index performance tuning gets so difficult on relational databases, and what and how a productivity solution called Toad can help.