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...


Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code Meet the Women of MemSQL

Last week, MemSQL hosted 20 young women from the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. Over the course of 7 weeks, the group visits some of the Bay Area’s hottest tech companies to gain exposure to the tech industry. These aspiring female engineers, programmers, and future tech leaders are a part of a greater movement to bridge the gender divide in tech workplaces. Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 dedicated to inspiring young women to pursue education and careers...


Third Normal Form, Star Schema, and a
Performance Centric Data Strategy

Keeping it Straight Data value comes from sharing, so staying organized and providing common data access methods across different groups can bring big payoffs. Companies struggle daily to keep data formats consistent across applications, departments, people, divisions, and new software systems installed every year. Passing data between systems and applications is called ETL, which stands for Extract, Transform, and Load. It is the process everyone loves to hate. There is no glamour in...


PowerStream

Using MemSQL and Spark for Machine Learning

At Spark Summit in San Francisco, we highlighted our PowerStream showcase application, which processes and analyzes data from over 2 million sensors on 200,000 wind turbines installed around the world. We sat down with one of our PowerStream engineers, John Bowler, to discuss his work on our integrated MemSQL and Apache Spark solutions. What is the relationship between MemSQL and Spark? At its core, MemSQL is a database engine, and Spark is a powerful option for writing code to transform data....


Moving to MemSQL

Tapjoy: Moving to MemSQL

Sean Kelly, Staff Engineer at Tapjoy, has published an engineering blog post about the Tapjoy migration of a large high velocity ACID data set to MemSQL: http://eng.tapjoy.com/blog-list/moving-to-memsql Tapjoy wanted a horizontally scalable, ACID compliant, MySQL-compatible database and MemSQL turned out to be the right solution for the problem. “MemSQL had everything we wanted, and after an initial pilot, we confirmed it would meet our stated requirements. But the proof is in the pudding. We...


Geospatial Meetup

Geospatial Data Meetup with Mapbox

The global availability of mobile technology means that everyone is connected on the go. For businesses to truly penetrate the consumer market in the age of on-demand products and services, they must find a way to make use of mobile data. Every data point has a place – this is where geospatial data analytics comes into play. The ability to analyze geospatial data and build applications that utilize location will separate market domineers from names left behind. If you know when and how...


100 Data and Analytics Predictions

Data and Analytics Predictions Through 2020

Everyone loves predictions. Especially, when said predictions are speculating on the future of technology adoption – where a slight change in user behavior could result in the next multi-billion dollar industry. Gartner Analysts, Douglas Laney and Ankush Jain, recently published a research report with Gartner’s top 100 data and analytics predictions relevant to CIOs, CDOs, and analytics leaders. This research stems from hundreds of interactions with key stakeholders at data-driven...


RBAC security

MemSQL 5.1 Enhances Security for Real-Time Enterprises

Enterprises seek real-time data and analytics solutions to stay current in competitive, fast-evolving markets. Companies dealing in private information, such as healthcare organizations, financial institutions, and the public sector have historically been limited in their pursuit of real-time results, given stringent security requirements. Today, we announce the availability of MemSQL 5.1. This release adds Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) to the already powerful MemSQL 5, unlocking the gateway...


Novus Partners Case Study

Serving Investment Managers Novus is a portfolio intelligence platform that helps the world’s top investors generate higher returns. The company works with 100+ of the world’s top investment managers and institutional investors, managing approximately $2 trillion. The platform helps the industry’s top investors collectively innovate and gain valuable insights into their investments. Changing How the World Invests Novus aims to change how the world invests by allowing their users to explore...