Geospatial Benchmark

MemSQL Geospatial Operations Perform 2x - 24x Faster Than Alternatives

The mobile revolution, epitomized by the rise of GPS-enabled smartphones, is transforming our lives – the way we travel, connect with like-minded people, track our goods and shipments, manage traffic congestion, get threat alerts, and hunt for Pokemon. Many estimates place the number of smartphone subscribers at 2 billion, a number expected to grow to 6.1 billion by 2020. Each of these devices serves as a GPS-data emitting mobile sensor, providing geospatial data that can be used to track...


Denver CIO

The Changing Face of the Modern CIO

In 1981 the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) first breaks onto the scene. Today, thirty five years since genesis, the responsibilities of the CIO have radically changed. The original CIO served as senior executive in an enterprise and was responsible for the information technology and computer systems that supported enterprise goals. However, as today’s business needs rapidly change, so too does the role of a modern CIO. Today, CIOs must adapt or they will get left behind with legacy...


operational data warehouse

The Emergence of Operational Data Warehouses

Last month, we announced that MemSQL received the highest score in the Gartner Critical Capabilities Report for the “Operational Data Warehouse Use Case”. While the findings Gartner shared are gratifying, this deserves a bit of a deeper dive. For starters, let’s examine how Gartner defines an Operational Data Warehouse: “This use case manages structured data that is loaded continuously in support of embedded analytics in applications, real-time data warehousing, and operational data...


BPU Linux Performance

What is BPF and why is it taking over Linux Performance Analysis?

Performance analysis often gets bottlenecked by lack of visibility. At MemSQL, we architected our database to easily observe its inner workings. Observability allows our engineers to easily identify components that need to be faster. Faster components mean our database’s performance skyrockets. These tools also enable support engineers to react quickly and precisely to customer needs. In the spirit of using the best available tools to which we have access, the performance team is currently...


Tableau Integration

Connect Directly to MemSQL with Tableau 10

This post originally appeared in Tableau News by Arthur Gyldenege. Many of us have data in many places, waiting to be understood. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce we’ve added even more data-source options in Tableau 10. We want to help you gain value from your data, no matter where it lives. Here’s what’s new. MemSQL Named Connector We love fast databases. It makes the experience of interacting with your database that much more enjoyable. MemSQL is a database...


MemSQL Performance Benchmark

New Performance Benchmark for Live Dashboards and Fast Updates

Newest Upsert Benchmark showcases critical use case for internet billing with telcos, ISPs, and CDNs MemSQL achieves 7.9 million upserts per second, 6x faster than Cassandra Benchmark details and scripts now available on GitHub The business need for fast updates and live dashboards Businesses want insights from their data and they want it sooner rather than later. For fast-changing data, companies must rapidly glean insights in order to make the right decisions. Industry applications like IoT...


data ingest and concurrent analytics

Massive Data Ingest and Concurrent Analytics with MemSQL

The amount of data created in the past two years surpasses all of the data previously produced in human history. Even more shocking is that for all of that data produced, only 0.5% is being analyzed and used. In order to capitalize on data that exists today, businesses need the right tools to ingest and analyze data. At MemSQL, our mission is to do exactly that. We help enterprises operate in today’s real-time world by unlocking value from data instantaneously. The first step in achieving this...


dbbench database workloads

New Release of dbbench Streamlines Database Workload Testing

Our performance engineering team is committed to delivering high quality tools. Since we released dbbench 7 months ago, it has been widely adopted across our engineering and sales teams as the definitive tool for testing database workloads. Today we are announcing availability of a new version of dbbench, as well as a package of high level tools to enhance it. In this latest release, we enhanced both the flexibility and ease of use of the tool. We augmented capabilities of dbbench and added a...


Gartner Catalyst Talks

Seven Talks You Can’t Miss at Gartner Catalyst 2016

The 2016 Gartner Catalyst Conference kicks off on August 15-18 in San Diego and will feature over 150 sessions for technical professionals. The conference offers eight in-depth tracks on topics including data centers, data and analytics, security, software, mobility, cloud, digital workplaces, and the Internet of Things. Book an in-person MemSQL demo at Gartner Catalyst ⇒ memsql.com/gartner-catalyst This year, Gartner has chosen the following theme to guide the experience at Catalyst:...


Top 5 MemSQL Demos

Top 5 MemSQL Showcase Applications and Product Demonstrations

We live in an age of digital realities. Most “goods” on the market are not physical entities, but more often software. However, consumers still need a tangible way to evaluate these digital products and services they are purchasing. Enter the product demonstration – the best way to showcase the value of software in a short time. At MemSQL, we pride ourselves on showcasing relatable product demonstrations from the main stage at Strata+Hadoop World to our locally hosted meetups. Here’s...