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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
May 22, 2024

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: May 22, 2024. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Lightbend, the inventors of the Akka distributed application platform, is unveiling the latest iteration of Akka, offering a myriad of new capabilities in the realms of security and compliance, performance, edge computing, and ecosystem support. Akka 24.05's updates—fueled by customer feedback and market trends—aim to make building systems that take full advantage of the cloud and edge easier and more cost effective than ever, according to Lightbend.

SolarWinds, a leading provider of simple, powerful, secure observability and IT management software, is debuting SolarWinds AI, a generative AI (GenAI) engine developed with the company's new AI by Design framework. This engine will be used to enhance the efforts of IT teams in dealing with the complexities of modern digital environments, first being integrated with SolarWinds Service Desk, according to the company.

Stratus Technologies Inc., an SGH company and a global leader in simplified, protected, and autonomous computing platforms for the edge and the data center, is debuting two innovations: Stratus Redundant Linux (SRL) 3.0, the latest update to the company's Linux-based operating system for the Stratus ztC Edge platform, and everRun 8.0, a new iteration of Stratus' continuous availability software. These latest releases continue to solidify Stratus' commitment to Linux development while forwarding easy edge manageability, robust security, and enhanced performance, according to the company.

Syncari, a leader in data unification and automation, is launching its Autonomous Data Management platform, offering distributed 360-degree data, centralized governance, and democratized access that is essential for powering transformative digital and AI technologies. According to the company, the platform enables enterprises to automate processes seamlessly across all data domains, using a unified master data model, ensuring robust data consistency and transactional lineage.