The Data Day, A few days: July 11-17 2013

FoundationDB acquires Akiban. Cloudera acquihires Myrrix. And more

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, Today: October 2 2012

Informatica buys Heiler. Objectivity updates graph database. And more.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: Feb 29 2012

Microsoft and Hortonworks expand Hadoop partnership. Oracle ships Exalytics. And more.

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* Hortonworks to Bring Apache Hadoop to Millions of New Users Hortonworks and Microsoft expanded their relationship around Apache Hadoop.

See also:
# Big Data for Everyone: Using Microsoft’s Familiar BI Tools with Hadoop
# Microsoft’s Hadoop roadmap reveals new big data deliverables
# Karmasphere Expands Big Data Analytics on Hadoop in the Enterprise
# Datameer to Bring Hadoop Analytics to Windows Azure
# HStreaming Brings Real-Time Analytics to Microsoft’s Hadoop-based Services for Windows Server and Windows Azure

* Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine

* Fujitsu Releases “Interstage Big Data Parallel Processing Server V1.0” to Help Enterprises Utilize Big Data

* Pentaho and DataStax announce strategic partnership delivering the first complete Apache Cassandra-based big data analytics solution to the market

* Cloudant Names Andy Palmer to its Board of Directors

* R integrated throughout the enterprise analytics stack

* Jaspersoft Announces Big Data Index to Track Demand for Big Data Analytics

* 1010data Enables Companies to Rapidly Model and Predict Individual Consumer Behavior and Social Network Relationships

* Tableau Software Teams with Attivio to Tap Unstructured Content and Deliver Deeper Insight to Business Users

* Infochimps and the Future of Data Marketplaces “This is the clearest indication yet that data marketplaces may be the latest ‘Application Service Provider’ cycle, as in right idea, wrong time.”

* HStreaming and RainStor Partner to Lower the Cost of Big-Data Analytics on Hadoop

* JustOne Database Sets the Stage for Accelerated Growth in 2012 and Beyond

* Big Data investment map

* A group of Google Engineers released “vitess” – a project to help scale MySQL databases.

* For 451 Research clients

# Reassessing the M&A potential of NoSQL and NewSQL Sector IQ report

# Sears Holdings creates Hadoop managed service provider MetaScale Impact Report

# Datawatch turns the corner with focus on report analytics suite Impact Report

# arcplan details growth plan, as it expands into front end for SAP HANA and social BI Impact Report

# Objectivity adds reusable queries to InfiniteGraph NoSQL database Market Development Report

# Host Analytics illuminates cloud performance management growth strategy and roadmap Market Development Report

And that’s the Data Day, today.

A stupid question about in-memory analytics

During my first trip to Oracle OpenWorld as an analyst a few years ago I asked a room full of Oracle data-warehousing users whether any of them had explored the use-cases for other Oracle data management assets, such as the TimesTen in-memory database.

The question was met with complete silence before Ken Jacobs kindly suggested that perhaps this wasn’t the right crowd for that sort of question.

It was one of those moments that really haunts you. My first industry event as an analyst and I had embarrassed myself by asking an apparently stupid question in front of a room of more experienced colleagues and potential clients.

Doesn’t seem like such a stupid question now though, does it?

I have exorcised the demons! This house is clear.