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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
November 23, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: November 23, 2021. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Lightbend, a company providing cloud-native microservice frameworks, is releasing Akka Serverless, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that sets a new standard for cloud native application development. Akka Serverless is based on an advanced new architecture that can remove the historical limitations that prevented the development of general-purpose, business-critical applications using the serverless model, according to the vendor.

MarkLogic, the provider of a data management platform that runs on a NoSQL foundation and a portfolio company of Vector Capital, has acquired Smartlogic, a metadata management solutions and semantic AI technology provider. As part of the transaction, Smartlogic's founder and CEO, Jeremy Bentley, as well as other members of the senior management team, will join the MarkLogic executive team.

PlanetScale, the serverless database powered by Vitess and MySQL, is releasing its enterprise platform to the public, announced as a private beta in May 2021, allowing users to create PlanetScale's cloud database in seconds and grow as its users' needs grow, with no limitations on scalability.