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The Data Day, A few days: April 29-May 3 2013
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Teradata Q1 disappoints. Actian acquires ParAccel. And more.

For 451 Research clients: Acquisitive Actian adds ParAccel to its growing database portfolio bit.ly/YgeY7k

— Matt Aslett (@maslett) April 29, 2013

For 451 Research clients: Tokutek releases TokuDB database storage engine as open source bit.ly/102xsSW

— Matt Aslett (@maslett) May 1, 2013

For 451 Research clients: Codership replicates partnership success with Galera Cluster for MySQL bit.ly/15dI8Hh

— Matt Aslett (@maslett)

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Thoughts on Xeround and Free!
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Everybody loves free. It is the best marketing term one could use. Once you say “FREE” the people come running. Free makes you very popular. Whether you are a politician offering something for free, or a company providing free stuff, you gain instant popularity.

Xeround is shutting down their MySQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) because their free


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Where are they now: MySQL Storage Engines
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There was once a big hooplah about the MySQL Storage Engine Architecture and how it was easy to just slot in some other method of storage instead of the provided ones. Over the years I’ve repeatedly mentioned how this

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The Data Day, Two days: February 7/8 2013
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Teradata results. Funding for DataXu. The chemistry of data. And more.

For 451 Research clients: Oracle launches major update to MySQL open source database bit.ly/TSONAt

— Matt Aslett (@maslett) February 8, 2013

For 451 clients: Analyzing the chemistry of data bit.ly/TSOV2R By @451wendy Treating sensitive data like dangerous chemicals

— Matt Aslett (@maslett) February 8, 2013

Teradata: Q4 net income $112m on revenue up 10% to $740m, FY net income $419m on revenue up 13% to $2.7bn. bit.ly/14FNS8L

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451 CAOS Links 2011.12.14
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Jive goes public. webOS goes open source. Cloud Foundry goes .NET. And more.

# Jive Software started IPO at $12 a share, closing the day up nearly 30%.

# HP announced that it plans to release webOS under an open source license. Details are thin on the ground, although Fedora is reportedly an inspiration. Joel West’s post pretty much summed up my thoughts.

# Tier 3

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Testing Xeround’s database as a service
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So while I was at the MySQL UC, The Xeround database came to my attention.  It bills itself as database as a service for MySQL systems and a seamless replacement for standard MySQL.

Of course, since I am a QA Engineer, I could not resist the urge to try to break it >:)  As my friend and former MySQL colleage, Kostja says, “QA Engineers are a unique breed…they like to push all the buttons” : )  I would say that the QA mindset goes a bit further than that, but it is something I will delve into in another post.  I will only say that there is a reason that Microsoft recognizes QA software engineering as a distinct and specialized discipline.

So, let’s get back to Xeround.  It was the first database as a service that caught my eye and I just had to test it!  They are currently offering a

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