Entries from July 2012 ↓

The Data Day, Two days: July 30/31 2012

The rise of PostgreSQL. Nodeable pivots to data management. And more.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Two days: July 26/27 2012

Special Twitter crash double edition. TransLattice, SAP, Lavastorm, QlikTech. And more.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

Updated: NoSQL database skills popularity, according to LinkedIn

A few weeks ago I updated our previous analysis of LinkedIn search results to take us up to the end of Q2 2012, but for one reason or another I didn’t get around to posting the results. As you can see from the results, there isn’t anything particularly controversial to say about them, other than that MongoDB continues to extend its lead over the rest in terms of the number of mentions in LinkedIn member profiles.

One thing that isn’t immediately clear from the chart is that Neo4j overtook Riak in the second quarter to claim sixth place by a narrow margin. Also, Apache HBase has consolidated its third place position having overtaken Apache CouchDB in the first quarter.

Neo4j’s ascendency is due to it having the fastest growth rate of all the NoSQL projects in Q2, according to our search results. The number of Neo4j mentions in LinkedIn profiles grew 65.8% between our March and June searches, followed by MongoDB (59.5%) and Redis (59.1%).

As you can see, I have also added Amazon’s DynamoDB to the list for this iteration. It will be interesting to see how it performs going forward. As usual, it should be noted that the results for Apache Cassandra are probably disproportionately low since we have to search for the full phrase in order to avoid including people called Cassandra.

I have also adjusted once again how we assess Couchbase/Membase, having belatedly realised that LinkedIn supports boolean searches. As of this point forward, the result represents a search for Membase OR Couchbase.

Once again, we would also note that this is not meant to be a comprehensive analysis, but rather a snapshot of one particular data source.

The Data Day, Today: July 25 2012

Drawn to Scale draws on MapR. Time to go all-in on all-flash?

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: July 24 2012

Adaptive Planning moves into visual discovery. New CEO for Citrusleaf. And more.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: July 23 2012

SAS brings DataFlux into the fold. PostgreSQL’s place in the New World Order. And more.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: July 20 2012

StreamBase LiveView. ADVIZOR acquirers. The Accumulo Challenge. And more.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: July 19 2012

Clustrix teams with Rackspace. Jaspersoft enables interactive reporting. And more.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: July 18 2012

Basho enters Japan. US Senate/NSA open source policy and NoSQL design brouhaha.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

Forthcoming Webinar: Analytic Platforms in the Real World, with Calpont

On Wednesday July 18 at 10am PT I’ll be taking part in a webinar in association with Calpont discussing the rise of analytic platforms. Here are the details:

The data management landscape is changing rapidly as users adopt new data management technologies and data-analysis approaches to cope with and exploit the increasing volume, variety and velocity of ‘big data.’ While traditional data warehouses are ideal for predictable queries against structured data, and Hadoop and its peers are optimized for new and unexpected queries against unstructured data, a third class of technologies has emerged that aims to split the difference.

Join 451 Group Research Manager Matt Aslett and Calpont VP of Engineering Bob Wilkinson for this 45 min webinar to learn about:

  • How the analytic platform emerged and its place in the data management ecosystem
  • Trends in analytic platforms and what to look for when considering one
  • Real world use cases of InfiniDB, Calpont’s analytic platform, in telecommunications and online advertising

You can register for the event here.