Oracle this week announced the general availability of MySQL 5.6.
Here's a quick look at some of the newest Big Data-related products hitting the market.
Analyst firm Ovum this week released research indicating sentiment about Big Data vendors remained positive in 2012 among Web developers and others.
Database developers were put on watch this week as Oracle issued a Critical Patch Update targeting 86 security vulnerabilities, including 18 for its MySQL database products.
Splunk Inc. recently announced the addition of Java and Python software development kits for its big data, real-time operational intelligence platform.
On December 12 Couchbase released the latest version of its flagship NoSQL database system.
Intel Corp. this week released an open source tool called GraphBuilder for rapid big data application development.
EMC Corporation this week confirmed rumors that former VMware chief exec Paul Maritz, now EMC chief strategy officer, will lead a new corporate spinoff that will manage products from several divisions.
10gen, the creator and chief commercial sponsor of the open-source MongoDB NoSQL database, has announced a new Cloud Subscription version of the database.
Talend earlier this month released version 5.2 of it open source integration platform, touting new support for NoSQL databases and Apache Hadoop big data profiling.
On Friday Microsoft released the first service pack for SQL Server 2012.
Informatica Corp. recently announced its new PowerCenter Big Data Edition software, offering a "no-coding environment" to increase big data development productivity when using technologies such as Hadoop.
Continuuity Inc. this week announced Big Data AppFabric, consisting of big data application development tools and an application runtime platform running in the cloud.
JNBridge last week released another in its evolving series of free interoperability kits.
Precog recently announced the launch of its big data infrastructure platform in public beta, aiming to simplify the capture, storage and analysis of large amounts of data by developers through the use of cloud-based APIs.