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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
March 7, 2022

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: March 7, 2022. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Equalum, a provider of data integration and ingestion solutions, is releasing version 3.0 of its Continuous Data Integration Platform (CDIP), natively supporting all data integration use cases under one, unified platform with zero coding.

Major technology trends are reshaping the DBA role at many organizations. The size and complexity of database environments continues to grow with higher data volumes, more workloads, and an increasing rate of database deployments that need to be managed. To help IT decision makers and database professionals tackle these changes, challenges, and opportunities, DBTA recently held a special roundtable webinar with Kathryn Sizemore, senior MySQL/MariaDB database administrator, Datavail and Devin Gallagher, senior sales engineer, IDERA.

Quantum Corp. has announced availability of the Scalar i6H, a new tape storage system designed for hyperscale archive environments. The Scalar i6H is a modular tape storage system that was designed in collaboration with some of the world's largest hyperscalers and is now being made available to web scale companies and enterprises looking to build private clouds.

The costs of downtime—even for a minute—are simply too steep for today's digitally evolving enterprises to tolerate. As part of their efforts to keep expensive downtime at bay—and ensure the continued viability and availability of data—data managers are increasingly turning to strategies such as automation and cloud services. Still, they continue to have difficulties and acknowledge that keeping their data environments up-to-date is holding them back from delivering more capabilities to their organizations.

Voltron Data, the company accelerating standards in data analytics and corporate contributor to Apache Arrow, launched with an oversubscribed $88 million Series A funding round, enabling the company, currently at 100 employees, to expand Arrow-native computing and double its globally distributed and diverse team, primarily in engineering and go-to-market. This funding round follows a $22 million seed round.