The Data Day: October 20, 2017

Too much data, not enough analytics. Stand for the National Anthem.

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day: September 29, 2017

Even Usain Bolt from Jamaica, one of the greatest runners and athletes of all time, showed RESPECT for our data and analytics!

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day: September 22, 2017

I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged data and analytics dotard with fire

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day: September 4, 2017

They will not go into those winds. Unless it’s really good data, in which case they will.

– For @451Research clients: Not born in the USA: data platforms and analytics vendors from across the pond By Matt Aslett, Krishna Roy, and Jim Curtis

– For @451Research clients: AI, machine learning and the strategies of major software vendors By Nick Patience

– For @451Research clients: At ‘World,’ MongoDB whets appetite for forthcoming 3.6 release By Jim Curtis

– For @451Research clients: Kogentix shines a light on AMP, looks to build an automated machine-learning business By Krishna Roy

– For @451Research clients: BlueData releases its EPIC 3.0 big-data platform with an enterprise focus By Jim Curtis

– For @451Research clients: With a fresh $10m, PHEMI lands major customer for big-data management By Jim Curtis

For @451Research clients: Linguamatics expands text-mining use cases with I2E upgrades By Krishna Roy

– For @451Research clients: Metamarkets sees expanding demand for programmatic analytics By Scott Denne and Krishna Roy

– Databricks raised a $140m series D funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.

– ThoughtSpot raised $60m new investment and launched SpotIQ.

– Redis Labs raised $44m funding led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing

– Splunk generated a net loss of $83.5m on Q2 revenue up 32% to $280m.

– Micro Focus completed its merger with HPE Software Business

– Syncsort has acquired Metron Technology, a provider of capacity management software and services.

– Bet365 announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Basho’s remaining assets and intends to to open source all of Basho’s Riak-related products and source code.

– MapR launched the MapR Orbit Cloud Suite to manage data across one or more clouds, hybrid clouds, or to the edge.

– Confluent has released KSQL, a streaming SQL engine for Apache Kafka

– SnapLogic announced the delivery of its Summer 2017 (4.10) release of the SnapLogic Enterprise Integration Cloud.

– Arcadia Data announced native visual analytics on real-time streaming data

– Striim launched version 3.7.4 of the Striim platform

– Treasure Data unveiled Enterprise Fluentd Manager

– VoltDB launched v7.6, targeted at real-time predictive fraud detection and prevention.

– 2ndQuadrant announced the Release of OmniDB

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day: August 17, 2017

Mitch, get back to work and put Data & Analytics on my desk for signing. You can do it!

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day: June 29, 2017

Some of the Fake News Media likes to say that I am not totally engaged in data and analytics. Wrong, I know the subject well.

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day: March 10, 2017

I have tremendous respect for data and analytics and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy.

And that’s the data day, today.

NoSQL LinkedIn Skills Index – An Interesting Occasional Update

I was recently prompted by OrientDB CEO Luca Garulli to take another look at the NoSQL LinkedIn Skills Index, which we previously updated on a regular basis between September 2012 and 2015.

I wouldn’t read too much into the results since there’s been such a long period between updates, and this is – as ever – just a snapshot of one particular data source. However, they are definitely interesting, especially when you consider that we retired the NoSQL LinkedIn Skills Index primarily because the results had become so boringly predictable.

As such I’d make the following observations without any additional comment:

  • It is interesting to note that MongoDB’s share of mentions of NoSQL databases in LinkedIn member profiles has declined since September 2015, from 51% to 48%. Of course, MongoDB remains the number one by a considerable margin.
  • It is also interesting to note that Redis has climbed above Cassandra to claim second spot.
  • Similarly it is interesting that Neo4j has climbed above CouchDB for fifth place.
  • And it is also interesting that DynamoDB has overtaken Couchbase for eighth place.
  • It is also interesting that the two fastest growing NoSQL databases, in terms of mentions in LinkedIn profiles, are Google Cloud Bigtable (up 557%) and Azure DocumentDB (up 254%).
  • And it is also interesting that the third fastest growth came from RethinkDB, despite the recent demise of the company of the same name.
  • Those growth rates saw Google Clooud Bigtable climb above Voldemort, ArangoDB, Hypertable and Allegrograph, while Azure DocumentDB climbed above Titan and Voldemort, and RethinkDB climbed above Titan and Accumulo.

Since Luca prompted another look at the results, I should also probably point out that mentions of OrientDB grew at a healthy 83% as OrientDB held on to 11th place in the Index.

Interesting…

The Data Day: November 18, 2016

Data platforms and analytics doesn’t look like this anymore!

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day: November 4, 2016

What happened in data platforms and analytics this week will give you chills.

And that’s the data day, today.