Stephen O'Grady at RedMonk has launched a new Podcast called Hark. In his second episode, he and Agile programming guru Kent Beck have a thoughtful discussion around the ideas in O'Grady's book "The Software Paradox." Even though software is "eating the world" and become more widespread and strategic, its economic value appears to be declining rapidly. Certainly, we've seen a shift in the …[Read more]
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We’re heading into the final day here at Percona Live 2016! People are looking a little tired, but still excited for some excellent talks today. Once again the day started off with two great keynote lectures. Read to the end for an important announcement!
Peter discussed what makes the open source community so vibrant and powerful, and why it is essential to preserve that spirit. Data is critical to the success of your business. You rely on your database and its …[Read more]
DataStax and VoltDB launch their version 3.0s. And more
For 451 Research clients: DataStax adds security and manageability to distributed NoSQL database bit.ly/Vb1IiT
— Matt Aslett (@maslett) January 18, 2013
For 451 clients: LogiXML serves up fresh cut of BI stack with an eye to more embedded analytics deals bit.ly/SppzsH By Krishna Roy
— Matt Aslett (@maslett) January 21, 2013[Read more]
Funding for Ayasdi and Zettaset. NuoDB launches cloud database. And more
For 451 Research clients: NuoDB launches distributed ‘cloud data management system’ bit.ly/UO3ssM
— Matt Aslett (@maslett) January 15, 2013
For 451 clients: Armed with $20m series C, Lattice Engines looks to bring sales intelligence inside bit.ly/11z4VdF By Krishna Roy
— Matt Aslett (@maslett) January 16, 2013
Ayasdi Launches with $10 Million from Khosla Ventures and FLOODGATE. bit.ly/X7oemJ
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451 Research’s 2013 Database survey is now live at http://bit.ly/451db13 investigating the current use of database technologies, including MySQL, NoSQL and NewSQL, as well as traditional relation and non-relational databases.
The aim of this survey is to identify trends in database usage, as well as changing attitudes to MySQL following its acquisition by Oracle, and the competitive dynamic between MySQL and other databases, including NoSQL and NewSQL technologies.
There are just 15 questions to answer, spread over five pages, and the entire survey should take less than ten minutes to complete.
All individual responses are of course confidential. The results will be published as part of a major research report due during Q2.
The full …[Read more]
Funding for BlazeMeter and Digital Reasoning. Red Hat goes unstructured. And more.
# BlazeMeter announced $1.2m in Series A funding and launched the a cloud service for load and performance testing.
# Digital Reasoning announced a second round of funding to help develop its Hadoop-based analytics offering.
# Red Hat announced the availability of Red Hat Storage Software Appliance, based on its recent acquisition of Gluster.
# Red Hat also …[Read more]
451 Research has today published a report looking at the funding being invested in Apache Hadoop- and NoSQL database-related vendors. The full report is available to clients, but non-clients can find a snapshot of the report, along with a graphic representation of the recent up-tick in funding, over at our Too Much Information blog.
Appcelerator raises $15m. Hortonworks launches Data Platform. And more.
# Appcelerator raised $15m in a third round led by Mayfield Fund, Translink Capital and Red Hat.
# Modo Labs closed a $4m investment from Storm Ventures and New Magellan Ventures.[Read more]
Red Hat revenue up 28% in Q2. Funding for NoSQL vendors. And more.
# Red Hat reported net income of $40m in the second quarter on revenue up 28% to $281.3m.[Read more]
InternetNews.com yesterday published an article based on an interview with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst asking the question “Is Red Hat Interested in the Database Market?”
In truth there was no real need to ask the question, as Whitehurst’s comments made it pretty clear that Red Hat is interested in the database market, and specifically the NoSQL database market.
“When I say I don’t want to be a database company, I’m saying that I don’t want to be a SQL database company,” Whitehurst said.
In case the implications of that statement were not entirely clear, he later added:
“But we would be very interested in a NoSQL type database or Hadoop type thing,” Whitehurst said. “Those are interesting as they represent net new.”
The article adds that Whitehurst would not …[Read more]
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