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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
June 12, 2024

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: June 12, 2024. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Apica, the leader in data management and active observability, is debuting version 2.0 of the Apica Ascent Platform, acting as a culmination of Apica's recently acquired entities—LOGIQ.AI, a data fabric innovator, and Circonus, a telemetry data management provider. Incorporating the features from both acquired companies' platforms, Ascent platform 2.0 empowers organizations with deeper, more enriched insights into data management, further simplifying how customers gather and apply their data to systems and platforms.

Hitachi Vantara, the data storage, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud management subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is developing of high-performance and energy-efficient hybrid cloud and database solutions. The new, highly-performant AMD EPYC CPU-powered Hitachi Vantara hybrid cloud solutions combine converged and hyperconverged solutions, including Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP), with 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors.

Ben Slater, CPO, Instaclustr by NetApp, joined DBTA's webinar, The World's Largest Apache Kafka and Apache Cassandra Migration: Lessons Learned and Best Practices, shared their firsthand experience in managing a migration project of colossal scale, delivering valuable insights in areas such as planning, security, performance optimization, monitoring, and more.

MotherDuck, builder of a serverless, easy to use data analytics platform based on open source database DuckDB, is announcing the general availability of MotherDuck, providing users with the ability to use DuckDB's simplicity at scale. DuckDB 1.0, which was recently announced by DuckDB Foundation and Labs, provides a scale-up approach to analytics that is faster, cheaper, and more user-friendly than distributed architectures, according to the company.