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.

The Data Day: September 30, 2016

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

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, A few days: January 4-8, 2016

New funding for Palantir, Sisense and RapidMiner. And more

The Data Day, A few days: November 24 – December 9, 2015

Toward a converged data platform, and more.

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, A few days: November 9-14 2013

Total Data Integration. PostgreSQL on RDS. And more

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, A few days: September 7-13 2013

Google confirms move to MariaDB. SAP acquires KXEN. And more.

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, A few days: June 11-25 2013

A bumper round-up of the past 14 days’ data-related news

* Cisco announced its intention to acquire Composite Software.

* Software AG acquired Apama.

* TIBCO Software acquired StreamBase Systems.

* Cloudera appointed Tom Reilly as Chief Executive Officer and Mike Olson as Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman of the Board.

* Sears Holdings named Jeff Balagna Chief Executive Officer of MetaScale

* Ex-Yahoo CTO launched Altiscale, hardcore Hadoop as a service.

* SpaceCurve raised a $10M Series B round of financing.

* Sqrrl announced general availability of Sqrrl Enterprise.

* GE launched Predictivity services, supported by supported by Proficy Historian HD.

* Datameer announced Datameer 3.0.

* Oracle announced the general availability of MySQL Cluster 7.3.

* MemSQL announced the upcoming availability of MemSQL 2.1.

* Continuuity announced the release of Weave, a new open source project that enables Java developers to rapidly build scalable, distributed applications on YARN.

* RainStor adds security, text search features to database complement for Hadoop.

* Composite Software introduced version 6.2 SP3 of its Composite Data Virtualization Platform

* TokuDB launched TokuMX.

* Terracotta announced the immediate availability of Terracotta Universal Messaging.

* HP united its data management assets under HAVEn brand.

* Hortonworks and Red Hat announced an engineering collaboration around Hadoop.

* Rackspace Hosting’s ObjectRocket Database as a Service entered into a strategic agreement with 10gen.

* Simon Phipps posted State Of The Sea Lion – June 2013.

* Netflix announced that its Genie Hadoop-aaS management software is now open source

* Storm-YARN released as open source.

* Big Data arrived at the Oxford English Dictionary

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, Two days: February 7/8 2013

Teradata results. Funding for DataXu. The chemistry of data. And more.

And that’s the data day, today.

Our 2013 Database survey is now live

451 Research’s 2013 Database survey is now live at http://bit.ly/451db13 investigating the current use of database technologies, including MySQL, NoSQL and NewSQL, as well as traditional relation and non-relational databases.

The aim of this survey is to identify trends in database usage, as well as changing attitudes to MySQL following its acquisition by Oracle, and the competitive dynamic between MySQL and other databases, including NoSQL and NewSQL technologies.

There are just 15 questions to answer, spread over five pages, and the entire survey should take less than ten minutes to complete.

All individual responses are of course confidential. The results will be published as part of a major research report due during Q2.

The full report will be available to 451 Research clients, while the results of the survey will also be made freely available via a
presentation at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo in April.

Last year’s results have been viewed nearly 55,000 times on SlideShare so we are hoping for a good response to this year’s survey.

One of the most interesting aspects of a 2012 survey results was the extent to which MySQL users were testing and adopting PostgreSQL. Will that trend continue or accelerate in 2013? And what of the adoption of cloud-based database services such as Amazon RDS and Google Cloud SQL?

Are the new breed of NewSQL vendors having any impact on the relational database incumbents such as Oracle, Microsoft and IBM? And how is SAP HANA adoption driving interest in other in-memory databases such as VoltDB and MemSQL?

We will also be interested to see how well NoSQL databases fair in this year’s survey results. Last year MongoDB was the most popular, followed by Apache Cassandra/DataStax and Redis. Are these now making a bigger impact on the wider market, and what of Basho’s Riak, CouchDB, Neo4j, Couchbase et al?

Additionally, we have been tracking attitudes to Oracle’s ownership of MySQL since the deal to acquire Sun was announced. Have MySQL users’ attitudes towards Oracle improved or declined in the last 12 months, and what impact will the formation of the MariaDB Foundation have on MariaDB adoption?

We’re looking forward to analyzing the results and providing answers to these and other questions. Please help us to get the most representative result set by taking part in the survey at http://bit.ly/451db13

Forthcoming webinar: PostgreSQL – the other elephant in the data management room

On Tuesday, December 11 at 11:00am EST I’ll be taking part in a webinar with EnterpriseDB to discuss renewed industry interest in, and adoption of, PostgreSQL.

At part of the webinar I’ll be examining the factors that are driving the adoption and positioning of PostgreSQL to play a great role in the evolving data management landscape.

I’ll be joined by Keith Alsheimer, Chief Marketing Officer at EnterpriseDB, who will review several use cases selected from the company’s growing world-wide customer base and will share revealing statistics on the company’s recent customer acquisitions.

To register for the webinar, click here.