The Data Day, A few days: January 25-31 2014

VoltDB targets in-memory analytics. Garantia Data becomes Redis Labs. And more.

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, Two days: November 2/5 2012

Neo raises $11m. Updated database landscape graphic. And more.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Two days: September 17/18 2012

Google’s Spanner. Acunu. OpTier. Opera. MarkLogic. And more.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: May 18 2012

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

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* For 451 Research clients

# 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 2 2012

Basho launches cloud storage play. Opera acquisitions. And more.

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

* Basho Unveils Riak CS, Multi-Tenant Cloud Storage Software for Public and Private Clouds

* InsightsOne Secures $4.3 Million in Series A Round of Funding Led by Norwest Venture Partners

* Opera buys Commendo to create predictive analytics powerhouse

* Opera Solutions Increases Procurement Capabilities with Acquisition of Lexington Analytics

* How federal money will spur a new breed of big data

* Another HP org change Vertica no longer under the purview of Autonomy boss Mike Lynch?

* New SAS Visual Analytics Helps Organizations Analyze, Visualize Big Data

* Citrusleaf Delivers Real-Time NoSQL Replication

* NuoDB Launches Open Source Initiative on Github

* Actian Teams up With FlyingBinary and Tableau to Unleash Big Data Potential

* DH2i Launches and Unveils DxConsole Next Generation Virtualization Solution to Enable the Agile, Always-On Enterprise

* Acunu Analytics Ready to Preview!

* SAND Technology Announces Second Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2012

* Idera Announces VMware Database Performance Monitoring Solution

* Idera Announces SQL Compliance Manager 3.6

* WalmartLabs is building big data tools — and will then open source them

* The three waves of opportunities in big data

* 4 Big Data Myths – Part I

* For 451 Research clients

# Drawn to Scale raises funds for Hadoop-based real-time database Impact report

# ParElastic brings elastic parallelism to relational databases Impact report

# DH2i launches with PolyServe-inspired database-virtualization software Impact report

# Tape industry pins future on ‘big data,’ active archiving and LTFS Spotlight report

# Lucid Imagination dreams up new strategy for enterprise search Market development report

# Pentaho identifies ‘big data’ analytics as investment priority, hooks into DataStax Market development report

# GridGain positions in-memory data grid for real-time analytics Market development report

# Having earned its stripes in HPC, Panasas heads for ‘big data’ Market development report

* Google News Search outlier of the day: Top 10 Dog and Cat Medical Conditions of 2011

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: Jan 10 2012

Oracle OEMs Cloudera. The future of Apache CouchDB. And more.

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

* Oracle announced the general availability of Big Data Appliance, and an OEM agreement with Cloudera for CDH and Cloudera Manager.

* The Future of Apache CouchDB Cloudant confirms intention to integrate the core capabilities of BigCouch into Apache CouchDB.

* Reinforcing Couchbase’s Commitment to Open Source and CouchDB Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold attempts to clear up any confusion.

* Hortonworks Appoints Shaun Connolly to Vice President of Corporate Strategy Former vice president of product strategy at VMware.

* Splunk even more data with 4.3 Introducing the latest Splunk release.

* Announcement of Percona XtraDB Cluster (alpha release) Based on Galera.

* Bringing Value of Big Data to Business: SAP’s Integrated Strategy Forbes interview with with Sanjay Poonen, President and corporate officer of SAP Global Solutions.

* New Release of Oracle Database Firewall Extends Support to MySQL and Enhances Reporting Capabilities Self-explanatory.

* Big data and the disruption curve “Many efforts are being funded by business units and not the IT department and money is increasingly being diverted from large enterprise vendors.”

* Get your SQL Server database ready for SQL Azure Microsoft “codename” SQL Azure Compatibility Assessment.

* An update on Apache Hadoop 1.0 Cloudera’s Charles Zedlewski helpfully explains Apache Hadoop branch numbering.

* Xeround and the CAP Theorem So where does Xeround fit in the CAP Theorem?

* Can Yahoo’s new CEO Thompson harness big data, analytics? Larry Dignan thinks Scott Thompson might just be the right guy for the job.

* US Companies Face Big Hurdles in ‘Big Data’ Use “21% of respondents were unsure how to best define Big Data”

* Schedule Your Agenda for 2012 NoSQL Events Alex Popescu updates his list of the year’s key NoSQL events.

* DataStax take Apache Cassandra Mainstream in 2011; Poised for Growth and Innovation in 2012 The usual momentum round-up from DataStax.

* Objectivity claimed significant growth in adoption of its graph database, InfiniteGraph and flagship object database, Objectivity/DB.

* Cloudera Connector for Teradata 1.0.0 Self-explanatory.

* For 451 Research clients

# SAS delivers in-memory analytics for Teradata and Greenplum Market Development report

# With $84m in funding, Opera sets out predictive-analytics plans Market Development report

* Google News Search outlier of the day: First Dagger Fencing Competition in the World Scheduled for January 14, 2012

And that’s the Data Day, today.

VC funding for Hadoop and NoSQL tops $350m

451 Research has today published a report looking at the funding being invested in Apache Hadoop- and NoSQL database-related vendors. The full report is available to clients, but below is a snapshot of the report, along with a graphic representation of the recent up-tick in funding.

According to our figures, between the beginning of 2008 and the end of 2010 $95.8m had been invested in the various Apache Hadoop- and NoSQL-related vendors. That figure now stands at more than $350.8m, up 266%.

That statistic does not really do justice to the sudden uptick of interest, however. The figures indicate that funding for Apache Hadoop- and NoSQL-related firms has more than doubled since the end of August, at which point the total stood at $157.5m.

A substantial reason for that huge jump is the staggering $84m series A funding round raised by Apache Hadoop-based analytics service provider Opera Solutions.

The original commercial supporter of Apache Hadoop, Cloudera, has also contributed strongly with a recent $40m series D round. In addition, MapR Technologies raised $20m to invest in its Apache Hadoop distribution, while we know that Hortonworks also raised a substantial round (unconfirmed, but reportedly $20m) from Benchmark Capital and former parent Yahoo as it was spun off in June. Index Ventures also recently announced that it has become an investor in Hortonworks.

I am reliably informed that if you factor in Hortonworks’ two undisclosed rounds, the total funding for Hadoop and NoSQL vendors is actually closer to $400m.

The various NoSQL database providers have also played a part in the recent burst of investment, with 10gen raising a $20m series D round and Couchbase raising $15m. DataStax, which has interests in both Apache Cassandra and Apache Hadoop, raised an $11m series B round, while Neo Technology raised a $10.6m series A round. Basho Technologies raised $12.5m in series D funding in three chunks during 2011.

Additionally, there are a variety of associated players, including Hadoop-based analytics providers such as Datameer, Karmasphere and Zettaset, as well as hosted NoSQL firms such as MongoLab, MongoHQ and Cloudant.

One investor company name that crops up more than most in the list above is Accel Partners, which was an original investor in both Cloudera and Couchbase, and backed Opera Solutions via its Accel- KKR joint venture with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.

It appears that those investments have merely whetted Accel’s appetite for big data, however, as the firm last week announced a $100m Big Data Fund to invest in new businesses targeting storage, data management and analytics, as well as data-centric applications and tools.

While Accel is the fist VC shop that we are aware of to create a fund specifically for big data investments, we are confident both that it won’t be the last and that other VCs have already informally earmarked funds for data-related investments.

451 clients can get more details on funding and M&A involving more traditional database vendors, as well as our perspective on potential M&A suitors for the Hadoop and NoSQL players.