July 7, 2020

Informatica Buys Compact Solutions for Metadata Discovery

Informatica Buys Compact Solutions for Metadata Discovery

Informatica

The News Gods are taking an extended holiday, which gives me a chance to cover technical news that rarely reaches the head of the queue. First up, Informatica has purchased metadata management tool Compact Solutions. Its superpower is extracting metadata by scanning everything from databases and applications to hand-coded scripts. How much fun is that?

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Fivetran Launches Managed Service for Data Connectors

Business Wire

Ok, you can probably think of several things more fun than finding metadata. I hope your list includes sharing data between systems, because Fivetran has a new managed service that makes it even easier to use its library of 150+ connectors. They maintain the connectors for their clients, so changes in source or target systems don’t require any adjustments by client IT staff. Lots of sales, marketing, and advertising systems on their list.

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Fauna Raises $27 Million for Serverless Data Management

Business Wire

What’s that, you wish you didn’t have to manage any databases at all? Fauna is at your command with a serverless “data API” that lets you read, write, and manipulate data without worrying about the back-end details. Sounds crazy but we live in an age of wonders. They just raised $27 million, bringing their total to just under $60 million.

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