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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
May 19, 2022

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: May 19, 2022. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Software licensing has always been tricky but today there are many new risks to guard against. At Data Summit 2022, Dr. Michael Corey, chief operating officer, LicenseFortress, and Don Sullivan, senior  product line marketing manager & chief of staff for Business Critical Applications, Cloud Infrastructure Business Group (CIBG), VMware, presented a session on the rise of software license trolls and simple steps to take to ensure your organization is not their next victim.

Imply Data, founded by the original creators of Apache Druid, announced its $100 million Series D financing, which values the company at $1.1 billion. This investment round was led by Thoma Bravo with participation from OMERS Growth Equity, both new investors. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Funds, Andreessen Horowitz, and Khosla Ventures also participated in the financing.

Thrive, a leading Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs), is upgrading its 24x7x365, eyes-on-glass Security Operation Center (SOC) by integrating a Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) engine. The SOAR capabilities will enable the Thrive global security team to better navigate complex, risk-laden environments for clients via tool aggregation and coordinated response, unified operations, reduced alert fatigue, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).