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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
May 25, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: May 25, 2021. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Actian, a provider of hybrid data management, analytics, and integration software, has announced the Ingres NeXt initiative, for Ingres users looking to modernize their mission-critical applications while also creating a migration path to the cloud. The announcement features two key components: A new version of Actian's OpenROAD 4GL application development environment and support for Ingres software as a fully managed service in the cloud.

Incorta is partnering with Tableau on a Tableau connector which will allow customers to use Tableau as their analytics platform while speeding up complex data workflows with Incorta as their data source system. Tableau provides curated visual analytics that empower users to make the most of their data. Combined with Incorta's Direct Data Platform as a back-end database, the companies say, users will have a single source of truth for their data, allowing them to harness massive sets of data at lightning speed.

Juniper Networks, a provider of networking products, solutions and services, has announced version 4.0 of Apstra software, the intent-based networking solution acquired by Juniper in a deal that closed in January 2021. The new software version builds on the multi-vendor capabilities of the Apstra solution to support VMware NSX-T 3.0 and Enterprise SONiC, in addition to previously supported data center switching from Juniper, NVIDIA (NVIDIA Cumulus), Arista Networks, and Cisco Systems.

Airbyte,  creator of an open source data integration platform, has raised more than $26 million in Series A funding. The company says it solves two problems: First, companies always have to build and maintain connectors on their own—most "long tail'' data connectors are orphans that are not supported by closed-source ELT technologies. Second, data teams often have to do custom work around pre-built connectors to make them work within their data architecture. The open source approach addresses both problems with a user community that supports more connectors, which can be shared and used widely.

Retrospect, a StorCentric company, has introduced Retrospect Backup 18 and Retrospect Virtual 2021, featuring new ransomware protection and security enhancements designed to enable businesses to further fortify themselves against accidents and malicious threats. The backup solution also includes an improved first launch experience, deeper reporting, and cloud data protection across Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and other platforms.