Containers — the software packages of code and dependencies that run consistently across computing environments — are riding a worldwide popularity wave. According to a recent study published by Nemertes, 45% of enterprises used containers by the end of 2018 (compared with 21% in 2017), and Grand View Research reports that by 2025, the industry might reach $8.2 billion. That’s no doubt music to the ears of Amir Jerbi and CEO David Davidoff, who cofounded containerized app startup Aqua Security in 2015. The Tel Aviv company — whose customers include EllieMae, Microsoft, Telstra, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Salesforce, Aviva, LifeWay, Healthgrades, HBC, HomeAway, and UNC Lineberger, among others — today announced that it has secured $62 million in funding led by Insight Partners, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund), TLV Partners, and Shlomo Kramer. The fresh capital puts Aqua Security’s total raised … [Read more...] about Aqua Security raises $62 million for containerized computing tools
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Anitian, a Portland, Oregon-based cloud security and compliance company, today announced that it has raised $11 million in series A financing from ForgePoint, bringing the company’s total venture capital raised to $11.8, according to Crunchbase. “We are ecstatic to partner with ForgePoint Capital,” said Anitian CEO Andrew Plato in a statement. “ForgePoint will help expand our offerings and capacity to serve the pent-up demand … across private and public organizations.” Anitian’s automated platform for Amazon Web Services deployments — Sherlock — is built with controls and configurations for a range of regulatory frameworks, including (but not limited to) PCI-DSS, ISO, HIPAA, ISO 27001, NYDFS, SOC 2, GDPR, and FedRAMP. It’s fully virtualized and automatically deploys in the cloud, and uses decoy systems, machine learning algorithms, and other techniques to continuously scan “trillions” of security, app, network, and … [Read more...] about Anitian raises $11 million to automate cloud security and compliance
Google on Thursday announced that Cloud Firestore, its cloud-native NoSQL database, is now out of beta and in General Availability. Google is also lowering prices for regional instances of Cloud Firestore and adding new locations to host Cloud Firestore data.Bringing the fully-managed database into GA should help organizations that want to embrace serverless application development. Amazon Web Services introduced serverless computing with AWS Lambda and offers database services like Amazon Aurora Serverless and Amazon DynamoDB, where serverless is core to the design. Meanwhile, MongoDB has its Stitch serverless offering for its Atlas cloud service.Cloud Firestore is integrated with both the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Firebase, Google's mobile development platform. It makes it simple to store, sync, and query data for web, mobile, and IoT applications. While in beta, companies including The New York Times and the scooter-sharing business Skip Scooters were using Cloud … [Read more...] about Google’s Cloud Firestore is now generally available
For the past year, discussions involving data privacy have heated up in Congress, and new federal legislation now seems inevitable. Today, a leading industry group, supported by Google, Amazon, and Facebook, proposed a “grand bargain” with lawmakers, arguing that any new federal data privacy bill should preempt state privacy laws and repeal the sector-specific federal ones entirely. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s (ITIF) proposal lays out a few basic characteristics for legislation that the industry has frequently discussed in the past, like requiring more transparency, data interoperability, and users to opt into the collection of sensitive personal data. All 50 states have their own laws when it comes to notifying users after a data breach, and ITIF asks for a single breach standard in order to simplify compliance. It also calls to expand the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to fine companies that violate the data privacy law, … [Read more...] about Tech think tank proposes “grand bargain” on privacy, but Democrats aren’t buying it
Over the last couple of years, Amazon appears to have been laying the foundations for a more significant healthcare push. Amazon is hardly the first tech titan to turn its attention to the health space: Google has DeepMind and Verily; the Apple Watch can now offer you an ECG, while IBM is pushing Watson and numerous strands of healthcare industry software. Even Facebook has in the past dipped its toe in the market with a data-sharing project.The reasons for Amazon's interest in the healthcare market are likely to be same ones that the sector appeals to its competitors. "Amazon likes to target two kinds of industry: the first is where they see an opportunity to reform, where it's not the most user friendly of industries, where there's a lack of trust... The second is where they see a lot of uneven profit margins being distributed, where a few companies are making a lot of money, they have high profit margins and customers are unhappy." In the case of healthcare, intermediaries like … [Read more...] about Amazon’s next big thing: Prime, but for healthcare?