The Data Day, Today: Feb 29 2012

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

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

* 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.

The Data Day, Today: Jan 19 2012

Amazon launches DynamoDB. Red Hat virtually supports JasperReports. And more.

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

* Amazon Web Services Launches Amazon DynamoDB See also blog posts from Werner Vogels and Jeff Barr, as well as reaction from DataStax and Basho.

* Jaspersoft Delivers Analytics for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Customers JasperReports Server is embedded in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0.

* Tableau 7.0 Brings Simplicity to Business Intelligence Including new Data Server for data sharing and management.

* Hortonworks to Deliver Next-Generation of Apache Hadoop Pre-announcement (emphasis on the pre).

* RainStor Announces First Enterprise Database Running Natively on Hadoop as well as partnerships with Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR, and support from Composite Software.

* Talend Platform for Data Services Operationalizes Information and Data A common development, deployment and monitoring environment for both data management and application integration.

* Fujitsu Launches Cloud Services as a Platform for Big Data Data Utilization Platform Services.

* All you wanted to know about Hadoop, but were too afraid to ask A graphic illustration of the various versions of Apache Hadoop.

* Oracle Database or Hadoop? Another good post from Pythian’s Gwen Shapira. See also Aaron Cordova’s Do I need SQL or Hadoop?

* Meet Code 42, Accel’s first Big Data Fund investment GigaOM has the details.

* MapR CEO Sees Big Changes in Big Data in 2012 Predictive.

* Introducing DataFu: an open source collection of useful Apache Pig UDFs LinkedIn launches open source user-defined functions.

* Big Data Needs Data Scientists, Or Quants, Or Excel Jockeys … or something.

* Career of the Future: Data Scientist [INFOGRAPHIC] Infotaining.

* Knives out for Oracle. SAP and IBM offer some perspectives on Exalytics and Big Data Appliance respectively.

* For 451 Research clients

# Information Builders uses Infobright to take BI in-memory, expands SMB reach Market development report

# RainStor launches database complement to Apache Hadoop Market development report

# Heroku’s Postgres is poised for growing interest in database as a service Market development report

* Google News Search outlier of the day: This Spud’s For All of You: “2012 Is the Year of the Potato”

And that’s the Data Day, today.