Microsoft this week released the first public preview of its Hadoop on Windows Azure service, called HDInsight.
Looker Data Sciences Inc. announced a business intelligence (BI) platform powered by a new data modeling language designed to simplify complex analytical SQL queries.
Even hardware giants are jumping on the Big Data bandwagon, with Intel and EMC announcing their own Hadoop distributions among a flurry of other announcements.
Red Hat Inc. last week announced the contribution of its Hadoop plug-in to the Apache open source community.
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.