The Data Day, A few days: May 28-June 3, 2016

Thoma Bravo acquires Qlik. OpenText acquires Recommind. And more.

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, A few days: May 7-13, 2016

The 451 Take on SQL Server 2016. And more

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The Data Day, A few days: March 5-11, 2016

SQL Server on Linux. Tableau acquires HyPer. And more.

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, A few days: May 3-8 2014

Teradata and Tableau report Q1 results

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, A few days: April 26-May 2 2014

TIBCO acquires Jaspersoft. And more

And that’s the data day, today.

The Data Day, A few days: June 3-5 2013

Micrososft previews SQL Server 2014. Cloudera targets legacy data management vendors. 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 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

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: Mar 13 2012

Drawn to Scale raises funding. Cloudera launches HBaseCon. And more.

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* Drawn to Scale Announces Funding for Real-Time Big Data

* Cloudera Announces HBaseCon 2012, the Industry’s First Apache HBase Community Conference

* Gazzang Launches Big Data Encryption and Key Management Platform

* Jaspersoft Closes Record Fiscal Year

* Schooner Information Technology Releases Membrain 4.0

* How Project Mercury is eBay’s Big Data play Up on the roof of EBay’s big data center.

* SAND Announces Universal Query

* Oracle has a cloud computing secret The potential impact of metered pricing.

* Why should I consider memcached plugin? …for MySQL.

* For 451 Research clients

# Microsoft launches SQL Server 2012, with an eye on ‘big data’ Impact report

# Global IDs hones governance, MDM focus; looks to the cloud and appliances for growth Impact report

# Clarabridge ups the ante in ‘voice of the customer’ with v5.0 as the CEM space heats up Impact report

# ScaleBase launches elastic load balancing for MySQL databases Market Development report

# Dassault’s Exalead searches for a ‘big data’ role Market Development report

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: Mar 8 2012

Microsoft launches SQL Server 2012. MapR integrates with Informatica. And more.

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

* Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2012 to Help Customers Manage “Any Data, Any Size, Anywhere”

* SQL Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing

* SAS Access to Hadoop Links Leading Analytics, Big Data

* MapR And Informatica Announce Joint Support To Deliver High Performance Big Data Integration And Analysis

* Teradata Expands Integrated Analytics Portfolio

* New Teradata Platform Reshapes Business Intelligence Industry

* Microsoft’s Trinity: A graph database with web-scale potential

* KXEN Announces Availability of InfiniteInsight Version 6, a Predictive Analytics Solution with Unprecedented Agility, Productivity, and Ease of Use

* Software AG Announces its Strategy for the In-memory Management of Big Data

* Attunity and Hortonworks Announce Partnership to Simplify Big Data Integration with Apache Hadoop

* Schooner Information Technology and Ispirer Systems Partner to Deliver SQLWays for SchoonerSQL

* Big Data & Search-Based Applications

* Namenode HA Reaches a Major Milestone

* How Twitter is doing its part to democratize big data

* Dropping Prices Again– EC2, RDS, EMR and ElastiCache

* For 451 Research clients

# SAS outlines Hadoop strategy, previews Hadoop-based in-memory analytics Market Development report

# Pervasive rides the elephant into ‘big data’ predictive analytics Market Development report

# IBM makes desktop discovery and analysis play, shares business analytics priorities Market Development report

# Clustrix launches SDK to tap developer interest in new databases Market Development report

# Continuent and SkySQL team up for clustered MySQL support Analyst note

# MapR gets a boost from Cisco and Informatica Analyst note

And that’s the Data Day, today.