Forthcoming webinar: The Role of Databases in Agile Development, with Delphix

Many organizations have adopted agile development processes to accelerate their application projects. However, the database underlying these applications is often a major obstacle to success with agile development.

On Wednesday, May 8, at 9:00am PT I’ll be taking part in a webinar with Delphix to discuss incompatibilities between relational databases and agile methodologies, potential use and applicability of new database systems, and methods for achieving greater success in applying agile methods to database-driven development.

In particular I’ll be discussing:

  • Agile development overview
  • Relational databases and agile development
  • Agile as a driver for alternative databases
  • Agility and consistency – the best of both worlds?

For more details, and to register, click here.

The Data Day, Two days: February 21/22 2013

Aster Discovery. Delphix and SAP. Hadoop use-cases. And more.

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, Two days: October 15/16 2012

NGDATA searches for consumer intelligence. Sparsity looks for social analytics partners.

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The Data Day, Today: May 8 2012

IBM acquires Vivisimo. Funding for Birst, ParAccel, Metamarkets and DataSift. And more.

An occasional series of data-related news, views and links posts on Too Much Information. You can also follow the series @thedataday.

* For 451 Research clients

# IBM picks up Vivisimo to search for value in ‘big data’ Deal Analysis

# Teradata delivers on analytic cloud vision with Active Data Warehouse Private Cloud Impact Report

# The Big Blue picture for ‘big data’ analytics: IBM sheds light on BigSheets Impact Report

# Oversight Systems’ Continuous Analysis extracts actionable insight from data Impact Report

# Kalido updates MDM offering with business users, operationalizing master data in mind Impact Report

# Delphix reaps reward from agile approach to database virtualization Impact Report

# Automated Insights looks to pitch narrative, visuals and stats to enterprises Impact Report

# myDIALS eyes indirect sales in quest to be Internet access layer for analytics Impact Report

* IBM Advances Big Data Analytics with Acquisition of Vivisimo Also announces support for Cloudera.

* Teradata Announces 2012 First Quarter Results Revenue up 21% (PDF)

* Actuate Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results Revenue up 9% (PDF)

* Birst Secures $26 Million in Financing Led By Sequoia Capital

* ParAccel Closes Record Q1 Revenues and $20 Million Investment Round

* Metamarkets Raises $15 Million to Deliver Data Science-as-a-Service

* DataSift adds $7.2M: The story so far and focus for the future

* Teradata to Acquire eCircle (PDF)

* Google BigQuery brings Big Data analytics to all businesses

* TIBCO Spotfire Brings the Power of Data Discovery to Big Data and Extreme Information

* Jaspersoft Teams with VMware To Deliver Business Intelligence for Data-Driven Cloud Applications

* Kalido and Teradata Sign Global Reseller Agreement

* Actuate Announces Cloudera Alliance to Support Apache Hadoop and BIRT Developers in Big Data Integration

* Hortonworks and Kognitio Announce Technical Partnership Driving Apache Hadoop Adoption in Big Data Analytics Implementations

* Tokutek and PalominoDB Partner to Bring Scale, Performance to Database Deployments

* Acunu is pleased to announce v2 of the Acunu Data Platform!

* Is Yahoo really threatening memcached and Open Compute?

* Introducing Zend DBi as a MySQL Replacement on IBM i

* Zettaset and Hyve Solutions Build First Fully Integrated Enterprise OS Hadoop Solution

* Cloudera Announces New Japanese Subsidiary

* Bull Announces the Formation of Database Migration Business Unit

* Couchbase to Run Native with Key-Value API for ioMemory

* The Big Data Value Continuum

* Big Data is Business Intelligence plus Attention Deficit Disorder

* Nokia released Dempsy an open source stream data processing platform.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: Apr 11 2012

IBM launches Galileo database update. SAP outlines database roadmap. And more.

An occasional series of data-related news, views and links posts on Too Much Information. You can also follow the series @thedataday.

* Made in IBM Labs: New IBM Software Accelerates Decision Making in the Era of Big Data IBM launches DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10.

* SAP Unveils Unified Strategy for Real-Time Data Management to Grow Database Market Leadership

* SAP Unveils Strategy to Gain Predictive Insights From Big Data

* TIBCO Delivers Breakthrough Software to Analyze Big Data in Motion

* TIBCO Announces Intent to Acquire LogLogic

* TIBCO Spotfire and Attivio Partner to Deliver New Levels of Integration and Discovery for Data and Content

* Mortar Data, Hadoop for the Rest of Us, Gets Seed Funding

* The coming in-memory database tipping point. Microsoft’s perspective on in-memory databases.

* Jaspersoft Extends Partnership with Talend to Deliver Big Data Integration

* Oracle to Hold MySQL Connect Conference in San Francisco September 29 and 30, 2012

* Percona XtraDB Cluster Open Source Software Provides a New Approach to High Availability MySQL

* Tokutek Brings Replication Performance to MySQL and MariaDB

* Continuent Announces Tungsten Enterprise 1.5 for Multi-Master, Multi-Region MySQL Data Services in the Amazon EC2

* SkySQL, hastexo Form Highly Available Partnership

* MySQL at Twitter Twitter releases its MySQL modifications under BSD license.

* Percona Bundles New Relic to Provide Gold and Platinum Support Customers with Comprehensive Application Visibility

* Percona Toolkit 2.1 for MySQL Enables Schema Changes without Scheduling Downtime

* Percona XtraBackup 2.0 for MySQL and Percona Server Provides Increased Performance

* Delphix Expands Agile Data Platform to Support Oracle Exadata

* Red Hat and 10gen Create Compelling Open Source Data Platform

* Announcing Pre-Production MongoDB Subscription from 10gen

* VoltDB Announces Version 2.5

* Red Hat Storage 2.0 Beta: Partners Test Big Data, Hadoop Support

* Sungard wants to sell you Hadoop as a service

* Actian and Lenovo Team to Optimize Big Data and Business Intelligence with New Appliance

* Objectivity Expands European Management Team With Former Sones Founder Mauricio Matthesius

* expressor Expands Data Integration Platform Into Big Data

* The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Sqoop as a Top-Level Project

* LucidDB has left Eigenbase moved to Apache License

* For 451 Research clients

# IBM looks to the stars with Galileo relational database update Impact Report

# Indicee eyes fresh VC as it establishes beachhead for cloud BI service using OEM sales Impact Report

# Percona launches XtraDB Cluster for MySQL database high availability Impact Report

# Tokutek targets replication performance with database update Impact Report

# ‘Big data’ in the datacenter: Vigilent secures $6.7m funding round Impact Report

And that’s the Data Day, today.