The Data Day, Today: Mar 8 2012

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

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* 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.

Hadoop and NoSQL job trends – in context

Recently there have been a spate of postings regarding job trends for distributed data management technologies including Hadoop and the various NoSQL databases.

One thing you rarely see on these job trends charts is comparison with an incumbent technology, for context. There’s a reason for that, as this comparison of database-related jobs from illustrates:

Although there has been a recent increase in job postings related to Hadoop and MongoDB, both are dwarfed, in absolute terms, by the number of job postings involving SQL Server and MySQL.

So why all the fuss about Hadoop and NoSQL, from a corporate perspective? This chart, showing the relative growth for the same data management technologies, says it all: