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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
March 9, 2022

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: March 9, 2022. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

CircleCI has acquired Ponicode, provider of an AI-powered testing platform. CircleCI offers CI/CD platform to improve developer productivity and increase business outcomes for thousands of customers across the globe. Ponicode is a Paris-based startup offering AI-powered testing capabilities, allowing software developers and engineering teams to build defect-free software at scale and with less hassle. 

Databricks has launched a lakehouse platform customized for the healthcare and life sciences industries. The Databricks Lakehouse for Healthcare and Life Sciences  provides a single platform for data management, analytics and advanced AI use cases like disease prediction, medical image classification, and biomarker discovery so healthcare organizations can deliver on the promise of precision medicine.

At a time when business agility is as important as ever, new technology trends in DevOps, cloud, automation, and data management are increasingly merging as organizations look to streamline complex processes and increase the time-to-value of new initiatives. This agile journey is about removing the barriers between the business and its customers, as well as its data and employees, to accelerate the delivery of business value.

Google LLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mandiant, Inc., a provider of dynamic cyber defense and response technology, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.4 billion. Upon the close of the acquisition, Mandiant will join Google Cloud.

Collibra has announced product updates, expanded integrations, new tools and services for its Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud, a single system of engagement for data. With these new updates, organizations can build in data maturity by driving more context and trust around data.

IBM has announced a multi-million-dollar investment in its resources to help businesses prepare for and manage the growing threat of cyberattacks to organizations across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The centerpiece of this investment is the new IBM Security Command Center for training cybersecurity response techniques through simulated cyberattacks—designed to prepare everyone from C-Suite through technical staff. According to new IBM global analysis, Asia is now the #1 most targeted region for cyberattacks—representing 26% of attacks analyzed in 2021.

Software AG has announced an agreement to acquire StreamSets, a provider of data integration for the modern data stack. With this acquisition, Software AG says it is adding a SaaS and subscription business that is growing rapidly. The acquisition is the first in Software AG's M&A strategy which is designed to accelerate growth by opening up access to new parts of its €61 billion total addressable market.

Solace is offering a series of cloud-based developments designed to help organizations integrate data held in legacy systems into cloud-based applications. Firstly, Solace has added enhanced integration capabilities that make it easier to extend event meshes to the cloud. An event mesh is a way of distributing events among decoupled applications, cloud services, and devices.

Zoho Corporation, a leading global technology company, is releasing the latest version of its low-code offering, the Zoho Creator Platform, an all-in-one solution that bridges the gap between business users and IT teams. Addressing the needs of both business users and IT teams, Zoho Creator Platform supports all levels to build, manage, integrate, and analyze for a complete low-code experience, enabling 10X faster deployment than any other solution on the market, according to the vendor.