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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
July 28, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: July 28, 2021. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

The Apache Cassandra Project is launching v4.0 of Apache Cassandra, offering more than 1,000 bug fixes, improvements and new features. As a NoSQL database, Apache Cassandra handles massive amounts of data across load-intensive applications with high availability and no single point of failure.

Optum SVP Sanji Fernando explains how his organization approaches machine learning model training, evaluation, and retraining in this clip from his presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021. 

According to an IBM Institute for Business Value study, 71% of executives surveyed say mainframe-based applications are central to their business strategy; and in 3 years, the percentage of organizations leveraging mainframe assets in a hybrid cloud environment is expected to increase by more than 2x. Addressing these trends, IBM has announced IBM z/OS V2.5, the next-generation operating system (OS) for IBM Z, designed to accelerate client adoption of hybrid cloud and AI and drive application modernization projects.

Shoreline.io, the incident automation company, is emerging from stealth with the release of its new platform designed to dramatically improve availability and reduce toil for SREs in their production environments. Shoreline makes it easy to create bots that resolve issues in seconds when an alarm is raised rather than hours using manual processes, according to the vendor.

WhiteSource is releasing WhiteSource Cure, a security auto-remediation application designed for custom code that enables organizations to accelerate the delivery of secure software at scale. WhiteSource Cure acts as a developer's personal security expert, speeding up delivery, while simultaneously reducing their workload, according to the vendor.