The Data Day, today: Jan 5 2012

Apache Hadoop 1.0. The future of CouchDB (or Couchbase anyway). And more.

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

* The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Hadoop v1.0 Self-explanatory.

* The Future of CouchDB Apache CouchDB creator Damien Katz explains why he is focusing his attention on Couchbase Server.

* Understanding Microsoft’s big-picture plans for Hadoop and Project Isotope Mary Jo Foley parses Alexander Stojanovic’s presentation.

* MongoDB Extends Leadership in NoSQL 10gen claims more than 400 commercial customers.

* 1010data’s Unique Big Data Analytics Platform Sees Stunning Growth in 2011 1010data runs the numbers on its adoption in 2011.

* TouchDB 1.0 is out TouchDB is a lightweight CouchDB-compatible database engine suitable for embedding into mobile apps.

* Data Scientist = Rock Star, Really? Virginia Backaitis is sceptical.

* Swimming with Dolphins Splunk’s connector for MySQL.

* What the Sumerians can teach us about data Pete Warden finds data inspiration at the British Museum.

* How To (Not) Get Smart About Big Data Wim Rampen on the importance of filtering noise.

* For 451 Research clients

# Total Data: exploratory analytic platforms Spotlight report

# Apache Hadoop reaches version 1.0, with more to come Analyst note

# Acunu hones focus on ‘big data’ platform for operational analytics Market development report

# Jaspersoft gets big into ‘big data,’ illuminates BI business momentum Market development report

* Google News Search outlier of the day: “Bella” Becomes Most Popular Name for Both Dogs and Cats

And that’s the Data Day, today.

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