The Data Day, Today: May 18 2012

SAP expands HANA. Informatica embraces big data. Gary Bloom joins MarkLogic. And more.

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# Informatica 9.5: ‘big data’ runs through the integration platform makeover Impact Report

# Lucid Imagination launches search-based ‘big data’ platform Impact Report

# Datameer updates Hadoop-based BI stack with an eye to more complex analysis Impact Report

# MarkLogic searches for operational analytics role with plans for SQL, MapReduce support Impact Report

# Infobright shines following shift to machine-generated data Impact Report

# Starcounter focuses on performance with in-memory database update Impact Report

# Guavus bears fruit with data-processing platform for communications operators Impact Report

# InsightSquared bags $4.5m series A funding and as an investor Impact Report

# MarkLogic names veteran exec Gary Bloom as new president and CEO Analyst note

* SAP Continues to Expand Capabilities and Scale of SAP HANA Platform and Ease Developer Adoption

* SAP HANA Offers Multi-Node Capabilities to Help Customers Scale Out

* Gary Bloom Joins MarkLogic as Chief Executive Officer

* Amazon RDS for SQL Server and .NET support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

* Informatica 9.5 Unleashes the Power of Hadoop

* Informatica Brings Master Data Management to Big Data, Social, Cloud and Mobile Computing

* Talend Announces New Release of Enterprise Open Source Integration Platform

* Lucid Imagination Combines Search, Analytics and Big Data to Tackle the Problem of Dark Data

* Big Data Refinery Fuels Next-Generation Data Architecture

* 7 Key Drivers for the Big Data Market

* Google puts a price tag on Cloud SQL services

* Actuate and Hortonworks Collaborate to Visualize Big Data

* Hadapt and Cloudera Deliver Big Data Analytics with Apache Hadoop

* Cloudera Partners With Hadoop Managed Services Provider MetaScale to Help Large Traditional Enterprises Adopt Apache Hadoop

* Opera Solutions’ Big Analytics Tailor Made for SAP HANA: Signal Hub Technology

* Cloudant to Contribute Big Data Capabilities to Apache CouchDB Project

* Hortonworks and Kognitio Announce Technical Partnership

* Starcounter Unveils World’s Fastest Consistent Database

* XAP 9.0 – Geared for Real-Time Big Data Stream Processing

* How long before R overtakes SAS and SPSS?

* Betting big on live sports data, Perform lays €120 million on RunningBall

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: Apr 25 2012

Splunk soars on IPO. VMware acquires Cetas. Vertica retain autonomy. And more.

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# Splunk IPO: $3bn and counting M&A Insight

# VMware snaps up Cetas Software for ‘big data’ analytics Deal Analysis

# HP’s Vertica retains its autonomy, continues integration with Autonomy Impact Report

# SAP makes long-awaited predictive analytics move of its own Impact Report

# Sanbolic pitches data management platform for server, desktop and database consolidation Impact Report

* Splunk IPO kills, lives up to expectations

* VMware acquires Cetas Software for Cloud and Big Data Analytics

* Opera Solutions Acquires Procurement Analytics Tools and Services from BIQ and Lexington Analytics

* Terascala Announces $14M Series B Funding Round Led by Strategic Partner Consortium

* Ravel Acquired by W2O Group To Expand Big Data Client Services And Enrich In-House Analytics and Insights Technology

* Teradata Active Data Warehouses Provide Private Cloud Benefits

* Pentaho Introduces New Interactive Visualization and Expanded Big Data Analytics

* Teradata Unveils New Purpose-Built Appliance for SAS High-Performance Analytics

* SAP Establishes Global Managing Board to Lead Company

* Oracle to Hadoop Under OneAppliance: GridIron Introduces First All-Flash Appliance Line With Unprecedented Performance to Tackle Unified Big Data Processing

* Lucid Imagination Technology Integration with SugarCRM Lets Customers Enjoy Improved Global Search Capabilities with Apache Lucene/Solr

* The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Cassandra v1.1

* Miso project: how it will help you make your own Guardian-style infographics and data visualisations

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: Apr 19 2012

Splunk goes public. SkySQL and Connotate raise funding. And more.

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* Splunk Prices Initial Public Offering 13,500,000 shares at $17.00 per share = $229.5m.

* Connotate Increases Momentum and Closes $7m Series B Round

* SkySQL Raises $4 million in Series A Round

* SAND Technology Announces Exploration of Potential Strategic Alternatives

* GoodData Closes out the Quarter With Increased Revenue Growth and Expanded Market Traction

* World’s Largest Telcos Adopt Graph Databases to Solve Connected Data Issues

* Gazzang Seizes Big Data Opportunity, Announces Record Quarter and Year over Year Growth

* Hadapt Adds Big Data Industry Veteran Christopher Lynch as Chairman of the Board of Directors

* PalominoDB and SkySQL Join Forces to Offer Unparalleled Remote Database Services to Leading Companies Worldwide

* Cloudant Data Layer as a Service Adds Support for Joyent Cloud

* GoGrid Introduces a High-Performance Platform for Predictive Analytics

* MongoDB Hadoop Connector Announced

* StreamBase Releases StreamBase LiveView 1.0

* Pervasive RushAnalyzer and Cloudera Eliminate Barriers to Rapid Hadoop ROI

* Pegasystems Announces Hadoop Big Data Support

* XtremeData Hires Former IBM Analytics Leader

* Lucid Imagination Announces General Availability of LucidWorks Enterprise 2.1

* Of open data and pregnant men

* Is UNQL Dead?

* MySQL in 2012: Report from Percona Live

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# Will new offerings and price cuts encourage greater database-as-a-service adoption? Spotlight report

# Basho expands into cloud storage with Riak CS Impact Report

# SAP modernizes its application stack at the data layer and the mobile front end Impact Report

# QlikTech takes QlikView pricing out of the dark Impact Report

# Kitenga refreshes Hadoop-based content-analysis wares; finds rollouts a slow burn Impact Report

# CoreMedia looks to NoSQL to scale social experiences for its WCM platform Impact Report

# Boundary maps monitoring for ‘big data’ as its path to enterprise Impact Report

# Orchestra to add data quality notes to MDM ensemble as it continues to eye US growth Impact Report

# Columnar database provider SAND Technology puts itself up for sale M&A Insight

# Is it time for Microsoft to ditch partners for performance management and go shopping? Acquirer IQ

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: Feb 14 2012

Teradata closes best year ever. NetApp and EMC propose big data forum. And more.

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* Teradata Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results (PDF)

* Hell Has Not Frozen Over: NetApp and EMC Combine to Educate for Big Data Standards

* Cray Forms New Big Data Division, Hires New General Manager

* Privacy in the Age of Big Data

* ScaleBase Unveils New Elastic Load Balancing Feature at Cloud Connect

* Introducing CDH4

* Lucid Imagination “Search-as-a-Service” Powers Flexible, Cost-Effective Enterprise-Wide Data Discovery

* Couchbase Survey Shows Accelerated Adoption of NoSQL in 2012

* Open Source OData Tools for MySQL and PHP Developers

* New Release of WhereScape’s Data Warehouse Development Environment Enables Cross-Platform Database Appliance Support

* On MongoDB, SQL and ACID

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# IxReveal seeks opportunities as a hub for data fusion Impact Report

# 5000fish sets out to swim beyond an IT services management pond in BI Impact Report

# Zimory boosts Scale cloud database with pickup of sones development team Deal Analysis Report

# Alpine Data outlines strategy as it follows the workflow for advanced analytics Market Development report

# 10gen targets agility and flexibility for increased document database adoption Market Development report

# ScaleArc expands its database-clustering and load-balancing focus beyond MySQL Market Development report

And that’s the Data Day, today.