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Data Management News for the Week of April 26; Updates from Lenovo, Nexla, Snowflake & More

Solutions Review Executive Editor Tim King curated this list of notable data management news for the week of April 26, 2024.

Keeping tabs on all the most relevant big data and data management news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy big data and data management news items.

Top Data Management News for the Week Ending April 26, 2024

CData Software Appoints Adam DeMichele as New CRO

CData recently announced the appointment of Adam DeMichele to the role of Chief Revenue Officer, along with two additions to its GTM leadership team. The new GTM hires include Marie Forshaw, SVP of Product Marketing, and Arielle Daigle, VP of Growth & Demand Generation.

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Census is Now on Google Cloud Marketplace

Now, prospective users can easily search and purchase Census on Google Marketplace, and existing Google Cloud Marketplace customers can use their unused Google Cloud committed spend to purchase Census.

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Cribl Partners with AWS

AWS customers will continue to have access to Cribl Stream, a robust streams processing engine focused on centralized parsing and processing of event data, Cribl Edge, an intelligent vendor-neutral agent for data collection at scale, and Cribl Search, the industry’s first search-in-place solution

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Cyera Now Covers On-Prem Databases and File Shares

This expansion further increases customers’ understanding of their data, its associated risks, and how to protect it. Cyera’s mission is to secure data wherever it is. While Cyera is a cloud-first and cloud-native company, the reality of enterprise customers is that their data doesn’t solely reside in cloud services. Cyera’s solution now covers data everywhere in a single pane of glass.

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Fullstory Launches New Data Direct Solution

The solution will allow teams to activate their web and mobile sentiment signals (e.g., digital movements, intentions, interactions, patterns, etc.) to transform how they engage with customers and improve the bottom line.

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Lenovo Says CIOs are Ready for AI, but Organizations Lag

In stark contrast to previous years, CIOs are tabling non-traditional responsibilities to sharpen their focus on core IT functions. Slightly more than half (51 percent) of CIOs feel AI/ML is an urgent priority to address, matched only by cybersecurity.

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Percona Names Liz Warner New CTO

An industry veteran, Warner comes to Percona with decades of technical and senior leadership experience; including a proven track record of driving successful organizational transformations. As CTO, she will play an instrumental role in the development and implementation of Percona’s ever-expanding collection of database solutions.

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Salesforce Unveils Zero Copy Partner Network

Currently, a handful of startups offer “reverse” extract, transform, and load (ETL), in which they copy data from a customer’s data warehouse or data platform back into systems of engagement where business users do their work.

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No Salesforce-Informatica Merger for Now, According to Datanami

Salesforce initially was negotiating a deal for Informatica’s shares valued in the mid-$30s, the newspaper said. After reports of the deal were made public, Informatica’s stock dropped from about $38 per share to about $31 per share, representing about a 15 percent decline.

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Satori and Collibra Partner on Unified Governance

Integrating Satori and Collibra accelerates secure data access for Collibra users and relieves the burden on data teams by automating tasks such as locating sensitive data and applying security policies. This speeds up the data flow for AI projects while reducing security risks and removing the burden on data teams.

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Snorkel Updates Data Management Tool for AI Model Creation

Snorkel Flow, a recent update to the Snorkel AI platform, aims to streamline this process for businesses looking to leverage Llama 3, a powerful AI model from Meta AI, and Gemini AI, another advanced AI model by Google.

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Snowflake Unveils New Enterprise LLM Called Arctic

With its unique Mixture-of-Experts (MoE) architecture, Arctic delivers top-tier intelligence with unparalleled efficiency at scale. It is optimized for complex enterprise workloads, topping several industry benchmarks across SQL code generation, instruction following, and more.

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Expert Insights Section

Watch this space each week as our editors will share upcoming events, new thought leadership, and the best resources from Insight Jam, Solutions Review’s enterprise tech community for business software pros. The goal? To help you gain a forward-thinking analysis and remain on-trend through expert advice, best practices, predictions, and vendor-neutral software evaluation tools.

Solutions Review Set to Host Databricks & ZoomInfo for Exclusive Roundtable May 29

With the next Expert Roundtable event, the team at Solutions Review has partnered with Databricks and ZoomInfo to cover why bad data is the problem, how Databricks and ZoomInfo help companies build a unified data foundation that fixes the bad data problem, and how this foundation can be leveraged to easily scale and use data + AI for GenAI.

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Nexla Set to Host The Data Integration Summit on May 7

This summit is designed for leaders looking to modernize their organization’s data integration capabilities across analytics, operations and artificial intelligence use cases. Dive deep into the core use cases of data integration as it pertains to analytics, operations, and artificial intelligence. Learn how integrating data can drive operational excellence, enhance analytical capabilities, and fuel AI innovations.

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SR Expert @ Insight Jam Robert Eve: AI for Data Engineering: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Ultimately, the Good overcomes these obstacles, ending up with all the gold.  The unfortunate Bad dies at the hands of the Good in the epic gun battle at the movie’s climax. Meanwhile, the Ugly manages to survive, albeit unrewarded. From a movie set 160 years ago during the American Civil War, these three central characters represent the good, the bad, and the ugly organizations face in their journey to AI gold.

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SR Expert @ Insight Jam Bob Seiner: Everybody is a Data Steward. Get Over It!

Back in January of 2018, I published an article in The Data Administration Newsletter ( titled Everybody is a Data Steward; Get Over It! The article was both popular and controversial. The two stated criticisms were 1) that it wasn’t nice to tell people to “get over” anything, and 2) that if everybody is a data steward then nobody is a data steward. In response to 1) I apologize if I came across as being rude. And 2) I outright disagree.

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SR Expert @ Insight Jam Dr. Joe Perez Releases New Book: “The Madness Behind the Method”

He said to Solutions Review in a statement: “Hearing readers describe the book as sensational, inspiring, and a breath of fresh air for professional development just blows me away. Actually, it kind of reinforces why I wrote “Madness Behind the Method” in the first place; I’m looking to spark a revolution in how both teams and talent get cultivated within organizations.”

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