Ataccama automates data governance with Gen2 platform update

Data governance vendor Ataccama is set to advance its namesake platform with its Gen2 offering that brings more automation and data processing capabilities.

The vendor, based in Toronto, introduced its Ataccama One Gen2 platform on Nov. 16, with general availability set for February 2021. 

Ataccama’s first generation platform had a strong focus on master data management (MDM); it has now been expanded with a series of enhanced data governance capabilities.

Among the updated features are data quality improvements as well as a data catalog that benefit from Ataccama’s new AI core to help enable what the vendor refers to as “self-driving” capabilities for data governance.

Among the early users of Ataccama’s platform is security vendor Avast, which is using the technology to help meet its data governance requirements.

Miroslav Umlauf, chief data officer at Avast, said Avast started out using Ataccama for MDM.

He noted Avast has grown over the years through mergers and acquisitions and has had to integrate multiple data sources and systems.

The data that Avast collects and manages includes threat data from endpoints, which resides in a single data lake. Avast also deals with transactional and customer data that resides in different systems, including

Sweden Joins India’s Venus Mission With Instrument to Explore Planet

Sweden is getting on board India’s Venus orbiter mission ”Shukrayaan” with a scientific instrument to explore the planet. Ambassador of Sweden to India, Klas Molin said Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is engaged in the venture, its second collaborative project with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

“IRF’s satellite instrument Venusian Neutrals Analyzer (VNA) will study how the charged particles from the Sun interact with the atmosphere and exosphere of the planet”, he told PTI.

“The new Venus mission means that the collaboration between IRF and ISRO continues”.

The VNA would be the ninth generation of IRFs series of miniatured ion and ENA (Energetic Neutral Atoms) instruments, according to Swedish officials.

The first generation was named SARA (Sub-keV Atom Reflecting Analyzer) and was launched on board the Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 that explored the Moon in 2008-2009. SARA consisted of two sensors. One was a detector for energetic neutral atoms and the other was an instrument to measure the flow of ions in the solar wind.

The instrument studied how the plasma around the Moon interacts with the moon where the surface is not protected by an atmosphere or a magnetic field, they said.

“For the first time ever, SARA

How Rockets are Made – Factory Tour

Needless to say, it is not easy to construct a rocket. Anyone who has tried building model airplanes or even miniature rockets can certainly tell that this task is not an easy one even on a very small scale. Lots of knowledge and hands-on experience is involved in every stage of manufacturing process.

Here in this video you can see what such rocket-building process consists of, and in general, what kind of tools, equipment you can expect to see in a aeronautical facility operated by United Launch Alliance, the space launch service and manufacturing company: