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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
September 28, 2021

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: September 28, 2021. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Appsian Security, a provider of ERP data security and compliance software, has released a unified GRC (governance, risk, and compliance) platform designed to automate ERP access governance, identity governance, user provisioning/de-provisioning, and segregation of duties.

Hazelcast announced version 5.0 of the Hazelcast platform is now available for general release, merging IMDG and Jet solutions along with introducing a host of new features. In a blog post, Matko Medenjak, engineering manager at Hazelcast, reports that after the beta release of 5.0, Hazelcast has made an effort to make the product adhere to the stability and production-ready standards which are expected from any Hazelcast release.

IBM and Linux Foundation AI and Data (LFAI and Data) have joined together to create a "one-stop shop" for trusted data and AI artifacts in order to reduce duplication across teams when creating assets, as well as mitigate traceability, governance, risk management, lineage tracking, and metadata collection issues.  

MathWorks has announced introduced Release 2021b of the MATLAB and Simulink product families. Release 2021b (R2021b) offers new and updated features and functions in MATLAB and Simulink, along with two new products and five major updates.

McNeely Technology Solutions, based in Dallas, Tex., has announced expansion of its database services, with the addition of support for Db2 LUW. Db2 LUW is part of the Db2 family of database products designed to run on many popular operating systems including Linux, IBM AIX, and most Windows systems. In response to a client request for support for Db2 LUW McNeely Tech piloted this service successfully and is now offering this added service to all customers.

The Open Mainframe Project recently announced record growth in contributions with more than 105.31 million lines of code written and more than 9,600 commits submitted by Open Mainframe Project communities so far this year. This is 100% more code than last year with an increased number of active participants in the 20 project and working groups. These numbers will only increase as Open Mainframe continues to be the cornerstone of governance and innovation for modernizing the mainframe and its path to IoT, Cloud and Edge Computing.

Oracle has announced the availability of the Oracle Exadata X9M platforms, the latest version of its systems for running Oracle Database. The new Exadata X9M offerings include Oracle Exadata Database Machine X9M and Exadata Cloud@Customer X9M—a platform that runs Oracle Autonomous Database in customer data centers. "For X9M we adopted the latest CPUs, networking, and storage hardware, and optimized our software to deliver dramatically faster performance," said Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, mission-critical database technologies, Oracle.

Vertica is releasing its new unified software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Vertica Accelerator, delivering high-performance and scalable analytics as well as end-to-end, in-database machine learning while running on AWS.  Vertica Accelerator runs on AWS public cloud infrastructure in a customer's own AWS account, providing the ability to preserve all negotiated pricing and committed spend while automating the setup and management of the Vertica environment.