Today in Cloud

Gartner’s Business Intelligence Summit kicked off today in Las Vegas, as did the co-located Greenplum Days, so it’s no surprise we’re seeing lots of analytics announcements. The biggest news probably came from Greenplum, which announced a major upgrade to its database solution and also a solution called Chorus, which ties into the company’s Enterprise Data Cloud vision. Aster Data also made an interesting announcement targeted at increasing MapReduce understanding. I actually plan on stopping by Greenplum Days tomorrow to check out a session or two and to meet with CEO Scott Yara and strategic adviser Scott McNealy, and I’ll fill you in on more details of Greenplum’s cloud-based analytics strategy later this week.