Quest Software adds data governance and DataOps with Erwin

Data governance vendor Erwin Inc. is now part of Quest Software, which is expanding its DataOps capabilities.

Quest made the acquisition public on Jan. 5. Terms of the deal between the two privately held companies were not disclosed.

Erwin was part of mainframe software infrastructure vendor CA Technologies until 2016, when it was sold to private equity firm Parallax Capital Partners. Erwin’s product portfolio includes data modeling, data catalog and enterprise data governance technologies that can help organizations build out DataOps workflows.

With DataOps, data is managed in an operational approach throughout the lifecycle from ingestion through to data management.

Quest Software has undergone its own set of ownership and management shifts in recent years. Dell acquired Quest in 2012 only to turn around and sell it four years later in 2016 to private equity investors including Francisco Partners.

In 2020, Quest formed a new management team led by CEO Patrick Nichols and reorganized the company’s operating units.

One of the newly formed business units is the Information Systems Management (ISM) unit, which includes database management, data protection and unified endpoint management product categories. Erwin will be integrated into ISM as part of an emerging DataOps platform.

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NASA Mars Rover Perseverance Is Brawniest and Brainiest One Yet, to Lift Off on July 30

With eight successful Mars landings, NASA is upping the ante with its newest rover.

The spacecraft Perseverance — set for liftoff this week — is NASA’s brawniest and brainiest Martian rover yet.

It sports the latest landing tech, plus the most cameras and microphones ever assembled to capture the sights and sounds of Mars. Its super-sanitised sample return tubes — for rocks that could hold evidence of past Martian life — are the cleanest items ever bound for space. A helicopter is even tagging along for an otherworldly test flight.

This summer’s third and final mission to Mars — after the United Arab Emirates’ Hope orbiter and China’s Quest for Heavenly Truth orbiter-rover combo — begins with a launch scheduled for Thursday morning from Cape Canaveral. Like the other spacecraft, Perseverance should reach the red planet next February following a journey spanning seven months and more than 300 million miles (480 million kilometers).

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine doesn’t see it as a competition. “But certainly we welcome more explorers to deliver more science than ever before,” he said following a launch review Monday, “and we look forward to seeing what it is that they’re able to discover.”

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