The Data Day, Two days: December 18/19 2012

GenieDB, Qubole, EdgeSpring, CouchDB, and more

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The Data Day, Two days: December 4/5 2012

EMC/VMware make Pivotal move. Funding for ClearStory. And more

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The Data Day, The week that was: October 22-26 2012

Cloudera launches Impala. Actuate snags Quiterian. Microsoft previews HDInsight.

And the rest:
– Microsoft previewed its Windows Azure HDInsight Service and Microsoft HDInsight Server for Windows.

– SAP launched a new “big data” bundle and go-to-market strategy.

– Informatica introduced Informatica PowerCenter Big Data Edition and reported its third quarter results.

– Also announcing financial results last week were QlikTech and Pervasive.

– Teradata updated its Unity suite with the addition of Unity Loader, and introduced its Unified Data Environment and the Unified Data Architecture.

– Splunk confirmed the release of Splunk Hadoop Connect and the Splunk App for HadoopOps.

– 10gen added five vice presidents to its management team.

– Rackspace partnered with Hortonworks to create OpenStack and Hadoop-based offerings for public and private cloud.

– Talend added support for Cassandra, HBase and MongoDB , and introduced big data profiling for Apache Hadoop to its integration platform

– MarkLogic announced support for HDFS and expanded its relationship with Hortonworks.

– Kognitio adopted a free licensing model.

– Calpont launched InfiniDB 3.5.

– MetaMarkets announced that it is open sourcing its Druid streaming, real-time data store.

– YarcData updated its uRiKA Big Data appliance for graph analytics.

– Alpine Data Labs announced a global OEM partnership with QlikTech.

– Actian and Attunity announced Attunity Replicate for Actian Vectorwise.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Two days: September 21/24 2012

Alpine Data bags EMC. Infobright delivers appliance. And more.

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The Data Day, Today: July 25 2012

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

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Cisco and Informatica deals provide a boost for MapR

We recently speculated that EMC Greenplum’s focus on the integration of its Greenplum HD Hadoop distribution with its Data Computing Appliance (DCA) and Isilon storage technology would mean an increasingly niche role for Greenplum MR- the Hadoop distribution based on MapR’s M5.

Two recent announcements indicate that niche might continue to be a lucrative one for MapR, however. First, Cisco released details of a reference architecture for deploying Greenplum MR on Cisco’s UCS servers. Then Informatica announced a partnership with MapR to jointly support its Data Integration Platform running on MapR’s distribution for Hadoop.

The Informatica relationship also covers bi-directional data integration with Informatica PowerCenter and Informatica PowerExchange, snapshot replication using Informatica FastClone, and data streaming into MapR’s distribution via NFS using Informatica Ultra Messaging. In addition, In addition, the free Informatica HParser Community Edition will be available for download as part of the MapR distribution.

While the partnership with Informatica is a direct one for MapR, the Cisco reference architecture announcement illustrates that the benefit MapR gains from its relationship with EMC Greenplum includes exploiting the company’s leverage with potential partners.

The Data Day, Today: Feb 14 2012

Teradata closes best year ever. NetApp and EMC propose big data forum. And more.

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* Teradata Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results (PDF)

* Hell Has Not Frozen Over: NetApp and EMC Combine to Educate for Big Data Standards

* Cray Forms New Big Data Division, Hires New General Manager

* Privacy in the Age of Big Data

* ScaleBase Unveils New Elastic Load Balancing Feature at Cloud Connect

* Introducing CDH4

* Lucid Imagination “Search-as-a-Service” Powers Flexible, Cost-Effective Enterprise-Wide Data Discovery

* Couchbase Survey Shows Accelerated Adoption of NoSQL in 2012

* Open Source OData Tools for MySQL and PHP Developers

* New Release of WhereScape’s Data Warehouse Development Environment Enables Cross-Platform Database Appliance Support

* On MongoDB, SQL and ACID

* For 451 Research clients

# IxReveal seeks opportunities as a hub for data fusion Impact Report

# 5000fish sets out to swim beyond an IT services management pond in BI Impact Report

# Zimory boosts Scale cloud database with pickup of sones development team Deal Analysis Report

# Alpine Data outlines strategy as it follows the workflow for advanced analytics Market Development report

# 10gen targets agility and flexibility for increased document database adoption Market Development report

# ScaleArc expands its database-clustering and load-balancing focus beyond MySQL Market Development report

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: Feb 3 2012

New CEO at Revolution. Pentaho goes big data. EMC Hadoop gets Isilon. And more.

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* Revolution Analytics Names David Rich New CEO

* Pentaho Open Sources Big Data Capabilities to Further Fuel Widespread Adoption

* EMC Isilon is Industry’s First Scale-Out NAS System with Native Hadoop Support

* Actuate Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results

* Sumo Logic Raises $15M Series B Round for Next Generation Log Management and Analytics

* Announcing Oracle R Enterprise 1.0

* Paul Cormier Joins Hortonworks’ Board of Directors

* DataStax Launches First Complete Solution for Cassandra Development on Windows and Mac

* Latest Release of Kalido Information Engine Eliminates Data Mart Migration and Consolidation Hassles

* Karmasphere Brings More Power, Collaboration, and Faster Insights to Big Data Analytics Teams on Hadoop

* Why Big Data Won’t Make You Smart, Rich, Or Pretty

* SAP HANA – slowly moving out of hype into actual projects

* For 451 Research clients

# Actuate gets ready to go shopping in the ‘big data’ mall Acquirer IQ

# Couchbase cites enterprise adoption, clarifies distributed NoSQL database strategy Impact report

# SpagoBI illuminates 2012 roadmap, takes open source model to US, Latin America Impact report

# Customer data analysis provider nPario combines big data and smart segmentation Impact report

# Tableau details 2012 growth strategy, gets semantic for visual analytics Market development report

# EMC integrates re-branded Hadoop distribution with Isilon NAS Market development report

# Quiterian seeks funding for new customer analytics in the cloud focus Market development report

# Hortonworks refines its commercial strategy for Apache Hadoop Market development report

# Digital Reasoning pledges to automate the analysis of complex data Market development report

And that’s the Data Day, today.

What’s in a name? EMC Greenplum rebrands its Hadoop distros

As expected, EMC has announced that it is integrating its Greenplum HD distribution of Apache Hadoop with its Isilon scale-out NAS technology. The move coincides with a re-branding of the company’s Hadoop distributions that, while slight, could prove significant.

Specifically, EMC has enabled the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) as a native protocol supported on OneFS in addition to Network File System (NFS) and Common Internet File System (CIFS) support, enabling Isilon systems to provide the underlying storage layer for Hadoop processing, as well as a common storage pool for Hadoop and other systems.

EMC is talking up the benefits of combining Isilon with Greenplum HD. For the record, that’s the Hadoop distribution previously known as Greenplum HD Community Edition, based on the Apache Hadoop 0.20.1 code branch.

Greenplum HD Enterprise Edition, based on MapR Technologies’ M5 distribution, is now known as Greenplum MR, and is not supported by Isilon due to the fact that it replaces HDFS with Direct Access NFS.

EMC notes that Greenplum MR is being positioned as a high-performance Hadoop offering for customers that have failed to achieve their required performance from other distributions.

While EMC is quick to maintain its happiness with the MapR relationship and its commitment to Greenplum MR, it’s clear that tight integration with Isilon, particularly in the EMC Greenplum DCA, will result in an expanded role for Greenplum HD.

Additionally, while the company’s Greenplum Command Center provides unified management for the Greenplum Database, Greenplum HD and Greenplum Chorus as part of the recently announced Unified Analytics Platform (UAP), MapR has its own management and monitoring functionality.

Since we expect EMC to pitch the benefits of integrated software in UAP and software and hardware in DCA, it is now clear that Greenplum HD, rather than the Greenplum MR, is considered the company’s primary Hadoop distribution.

Given Greenplum HD’s starring role in the Unified Analytics Platform (UAP), Data Computing Appliance (DCA) and integration with Isilon, Greenplum MR’s role is likely to become increasingly niche.

The Data Day, Today: Jan 10 2012

Oracle OEMs Cloudera. The future of Apache CouchDB. And more.

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* Oracle announced the general availability of Big Data Appliance, and an OEM agreement with Cloudera for CDH and Cloudera Manager.

* The Future of Apache CouchDB Cloudant confirms intention to integrate the core capabilities of BigCouch into Apache CouchDB.

* Reinforcing Couchbase’s Commitment to Open Source and CouchDB Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold attempts to clear up any confusion.

* Hortonworks Appoints Shaun Connolly to Vice President of Corporate Strategy Former vice president of product strategy at VMware.

* Splunk even more data with 4.3 Introducing the latest Splunk release.

* Announcement of Percona XtraDB Cluster (alpha release) Based on Galera.

* Bringing Value of Big Data to Business: SAP’s Integrated Strategy Forbes interview with with Sanjay Poonen, President and corporate officer of SAP Global Solutions.

* New Release of Oracle Database Firewall Extends Support to MySQL and Enhances Reporting Capabilities Self-explanatory.

* Big data and the disruption curve “Many efforts are being funded by business units and not the IT department and money is increasingly being diverted from large enterprise vendors.”

* Get your SQL Server database ready for SQL Azure Microsoft “codename” SQL Azure Compatibility Assessment.

* An update on Apache Hadoop 1.0 Cloudera’s Charles Zedlewski helpfully explains Apache Hadoop branch numbering.

* Xeround and the CAP Theorem So where does Xeround fit in the CAP Theorem?

* Can Yahoo’s new CEO Thompson harness big data, analytics? Larry Dignan thinks Scott Thompson might just be the right guy for the job.

* US Companies Face Big Hurdles in ‘Big Data’ Use “21% of respondents were unsure how to best define Big Data”

* Schedule Your Agenda for 2012 NoSQL Events Alex Popescu updates his list of the year’s key NoSQL events.

* DataStax take Apache Cassandra Mainstream in 2011; Poised for Growth and Innovation in 2012 The usual momentum round-up from DataStax.

* Objectivity claimed significant growth in adoption of its graph database, InfiniteGraph and flagship object database, Objectivity/DB.

* Cloudera Connector for Teradata 1.0.0 Self-explanatory.

* For 451 Research clients

# SAS delivers in-memory analytics for Teradata and Greenplum Market Development report

# With $84m in funding, Opera sets out predictive-analytics plans Market Development report

* Google News Search outlier of the day: First Dagger Fencing Competition in the World Scheduled for January 14, 2012

And that’s the Data Day, today.