The Data Day, Two days: September 25/26 2012

Total Data analysis. Tokutek gets flash. And more.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: May 8 2012

IBM acquires Vivisimo. Funding for Birst, ParAccel, Metamarkets and DataSift. And more.

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

* For 451 Research clients

# IBM picks up Vivisimo to search for value in ‘big data’ Deal Analysis

# Teradata delivers on analytic cloud vision with Active Data Warehouse Private Cloud Impact Report

# The Big Blue picture for ‘big data’ analytics: IBM sheds light on BigSheets Impact Report

# Oversight Systems’ Continuous Analysis extracts actionable insight from data Impact Report

# Kalido updates MDM offering with business users, operationalizing master data in mind Impact Report

# Delphix reaps reward from agile approach to database virtualization Impact Report

# Automated Insights looks to pitch narrative, visuals and stats to enterprises Impact Report

# myDIALS eyes indirect sales in quest to be Internet access layer for analytics Impact Report

* IBM Advances Big Data Analytics with Acquisition of Vivisimo Also announces support for Cloudera.

* Teradata Announces 2012 First Quarter Results Revenue up 21% (PDF)

* Actuate Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results Revenue up 9% (PDF)

* Birst Secures $26 Million in Financing Led By Sequoia Capital

* ParAccel Closes Record Q1 Revenues and $20 Million Investment Round

* Metamarkets Raises $15 Million to Deliver Data Science-as-a-Service

* DataSift adds $7.2M: The story so far and focus for the future

* Teradata to Acquire eCircle (PDF)

* Google BigQuery brings Big Data analytics to all businesses

* TIBCO Spotfire Brings the Power of Data Discovery to Big Data and Extreme Information

* Jaspersoft Teams with VMware To Deliver Business Intelligence for Data-Driven Cloud Applications

* Kalido and Teradata Sign Global Reseller Agreement

* Actuate Announces Cloudera Alliance to Support Apache Hadoop and BIRT Developers in Big Data Integration

* Hortonworks and Kognitio Announce Technical Partnership Driving Apache Hadoop Adoption in Big Data Analytics Implementations

* Tokutek and PalominoDB Partner to Bring Scale, Performance to Database Deployments

* Acunu is pleased to announce v2 of the Acunu Data Platform!

* Is Yahoo really threatening memcached and Open Compute?

* Introducing Zend DBi as a MySQL Replacement on IBM i

* Zettaset and Hyve Solutions Build First Fully Integrated Enterprise OS Hadoop Solution

* Cloudera Announces New Japanese Subsidiary

* Bull Announces the Formation of Database Migration Business Unit

* Couchbase to Run Native with Key-Value API for ioMemory

* The Big Data Value Continuum

* Big Data is Business Intelligence plus Attention Deficit Disorder

* Nokia released Dempsy an open source stream data processing platform.

And that’s the Data Day, today.

The Data Day, Today: Apr 11 2012

IBM launches Galileo database update. SAP outlines database roadmap. And more.

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

* Made in IBM Labs: New IBM Software Accelerates Decision Making in the Era of Big Data IBM launches DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10.

* SAP Unveils Unified Strategy for Real-Time Data Management to Grow Database Market Leadership

* SAP Unveils Strategy to Gain Predictive Insights From Big Data

* TIBCO Delivers Breakthrough Software to Analyze Big Data in Motion

* TIBCO Announces Intent to Acquire LogLogic

* TIBCO Spotfire and Attivio Partner to Deliver New Levels of Integration and Discovery for Data and Content

* Mortar Data, Hadoop for the Rest of Us, Gets Seed Funding

* The coming in-memory database tipping point. Microsoft’s perspective on in-memory databases.

* Jaspersoft Extends Partnership with Talend to Deliver Big Data Integration

* Oracle to Hold MySQL Connect Conference in San Francisco September 29 and 30, 2012

* Percona XtraDB Cluster Open Source Software Provides a New Approach to High Availability MySQL

* Tokutek Brings Replication Performance to MySQL and MariaDB

* Continuent Announces Tungsten Enterprise 1.5 for Multi-Master, Multi-Region MySQL Data Services in the Amazon EC2

* SkySQL, hastexo Form Highly Available Partnership

* MySQL at Twitter Twitter releases its MySQL modifications under BSD license.

* Percona Bundles New Relic to Provide Gold and Platinum Support Customers with Comprehensive Application Visibility

* Percona Toolkit 2.1 for MySQL Enables Schema Changes without Scheduling Downtime

* Percona XtraBackup 2.0 for MySQL and Percona Server Provides Increased Performance

* Delphix Expands Agile Data Platform to Support Oracle Exadata

* Red Hat and 10gen Create Compelling Open Source Data Platform

* Announcing Pre-Production MongoDB Subscription from 10gen

* VoltDB Announces Version 2.5

* Red Hat Storage 2.0 Beta: Partners Test Big Data, Hadoop Support

* Sungard wants to sell you Hadoop as a service

* Actian and Lenovo Team to Optimize Big Data and Business Intelligence with New Appliance

* Objectivity Expands European Management Team With Former Sones Founder Mauricio Matthesius

* expressor Expands Data Integration Platform Into Big Data

* The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Sqoop as a Top-Level Project

* LucidDB has left Eigenbase moved to Apache License

* For 451 Research clients

# IBM looks to the stars with Galileo relational database update Impact Report

# Indicee eyes fresh VC as it establishes beachhead for cloud BI service using OEM sales Impact Report

# Percona launches XtraDB Cluster for MySQL database high availability Impact Report

# Tokutek targets replication performance with database update Impact Report

# ‘Big data’ in the datacenter: Vigilent secures $6.7m funding round Impact Report

And that’s the Data Day, today.

What we talk about when we talk about NewSQL

Yesterday The 451 Group published a report asking “How will the database incumbents respond to NoSQL and NewSQL?”

That prompted the pertinent question, “What do you mean by ‘NewSQL’?”

Since we are about to publish a report describing our view of the emerging database landscape, including NoSQL, NewSQL and beyond (now available), it probably is a good time to define what we mean by NewSQL (I haven’t mentioned the various NoSQL projects in this post, but they are covered extensively in the report. More on them another day).

“NewSQL” is our shorthand for the various new scalable/high performance SQL database vendors. We have previously referred to these products as ‘ScalableSQL’ to differentiate them from the incumbent relational database products. Since this implies horizontal scalability, which is not necessarily a feature of all the products, we adopted the term ‘NewSQL’ in the new report.

And to clarify, like NoSQL, NewSQL is not to be taken too literally: the new thing about the NewSQL vendors is the vendor, not the SQL.

So who would be consider to be the NewSQL vendors? Like NoSQL, NewSQL is used to describe a loosely-affiliated group of companies (ScaleBase has done a good job of identifying, some of the several NewSQL sub-types) but what they have in common is the development of new relational database products and services designed to bring the benefits of the relational model to distributed architectures, or to improve the performance of relational databases to the extent that horizontal scalability is no longer a necessity.

In the first group we would include (in no particular order) Clustrix, GenieDB, ScalArc, Schooner, VoltDB, RethinkDB, ScaleDB, Akiban, CodeFutures, ScaleBase, Translattice, and NimbusDB, as well as Drizzle, MySQL Cluster with NDB, and MySQL with HandlerSocket. The latter group includes Tokutek and JustOne DB. The associated “NewSQL-as-a-service” category includes Amazon Relational Database Service, Microsoft SQL Azure, Xeround, and FathomDB.

(Links provide access to 451 Group coverage for clients. Non-clients can also apply for trial access).

Clearly there is the potential for overlap with NoSQL. It remains to be seen whether RethinkDB will be delivered as a NoSQL key value store for memcached or a “NewSQL” storage engine for MySQL, for example. While at least one of the vendors listed above is planning to enable the use of its database as a schema-less store, we also expect to see support for SQL queries added to some NoSQL databases. We are also sure that Citrusleaf won’t be the last NoSQL vendor to claim support for ACID transactions.

NewSQL is not about attempting to re-define the database market using our own term, but it is useful to broadly categorize the various emerging database products at this particular point in time.

Another clarification: ReadWriteWeb has picked up on this post and reported on the “NewSQL Movement”. I don’t think there is a movement in that sense that we saw the various NoSQL projects/vendors come together under the NoSQL umbrella with a common purpose. Perhaps the NewSQL players will do so (VoltDB and NimbusDB have reacted positively to the term, and Tokutek has become the first that I am aware of to explicitly describe its technology as NewSQL). As Derek Stainer notes, however: ” In the end it’s just a name, a way to categorize a group of similar solutions.”

In the meantime, we have already noted the beginning for the end of NoSQL, and the lines are blurring to the point where we expect the terms NoSQL and NewSQL will become irrelevant as the focus turns to specific use cases.

The identification of specific adoption drivers and use cases is the focus of our forthcoming long-form report on NoSQL, NewSQL and beyond, from which the 451 Group reported cited above is excerpted.

The report contains an overview of the roots of NoSQL and profiles of the major NoSQL projects and vendors, as well as analysis of the drivers behind the development and adoption of NoSQL and NewSQL databases, the evolving role of data grid technologies, and associated use cases.

It will be available very soon from the Information Management and CAOS practices and we will also publish more details of the key drivers as we see them and our view of the current database landscape here.