MemSQL Raises Series C

MemSQL at Scale and our Series C

We are delighted to announce that MemSQL has raised more than $36m in a Series C round. The oversubscribed round includes new investors REV Capital, Caffeinated Capital, with full pro rata participation from earlier investors including, Accel (who led our Series B), Khosla Ventures, and Data Collective. When you include the ongoing support of our early investors First Round Capital, In-Q-Tel, IA Ventures, that’s quite the list. Read the news release ⇒ Our investors have looked at the MemSQL...


Should You Use a Rowstore or a Columnstore?

This is a repost of an article by Ankur Goyal, VP of Engineering, published on Medium ⇒ The terms rowstore and columnstore have become household names for database users. The general consensus is that rowstores are superior for online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads and columnstores are superior for online analytical processing (OLAP) workloads. This is close but not quite right — we’ll dig into why in this article and provide a more fundamental way to reason about when...


Top MemSQL Posts

18 Favorite Posts and Articles from MemSQL

The data industry has so many topics to dive into. At MemSQL, we do our best to provide coverage across a range of subjects. To make it a bit easier to find a few of our recent and historical hits, we have curated a short list of articles by topic. Enjoy! SQL SQL is the lingua franca of data processing. Understand why MemSQL has stayed true to this dominant approach. Hidden Cost of NoSQL | Network World Article | Jan 2016 Why MemSQL Placed a Bet on SQL | MemSQL Blog | Oct 2015 In-Memory The...


Strata+Hadoop San Jose

The Path to Real-Time with MemSQL 5 at Strata+Hadoop San Jose

At Strata+Hadoop World, we engaged with the brightest minds in data management, machine learning, and analytics. CEO and co-founder, Eric Frenkiel announced the release of MemSQL 5 and showcased a path for real-time processing to the Strata audience during the day one keynote. Later, he shared the stage with Kellogg in a tutorial session on predictive analytics. MemSQL 5 Now Generally Available Eric announced the general availability release of MemSQL 5, delivering breakthrough performance on...


MemSQL 5

MemSQL 5 Ships with LLVM-based Code Generation for SQL Queries

We are proud to announce general availability for MemSQL 5 today. A key milestone in this release is a full fledged SQL compiler resulting in faster query processing across the board. Making this happen was a result of several months of hard work, which featured a large uplift of our existing database execution engine. This new SQL compiler is using LLVM for code generation. This modern compilation strategy is capable of supporting dynamic compilation of programming languages. In addition to...


MemSQL at Gartner BI Summit

The Real-Time Track at Gartner BI

MemSQL is headed to Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit next week. We’ll be focusing on real-time analytics with our own VP of Engineering kicking off a live demo on day one of the show. For the following days, we’ll be tracking the hot topics in real-time analytics, the new Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouses, IoT, Spark, Relational Databases, In-Memory Computing, and Machine Learning There are dozens of phenomenal sessions at Gartner BI. Our favorites are listed below and if...


Geospatial White Paper

Always-on Geospatial Analytics

In the past ten years technology shifts have re-crafted the geospatial applications and analytics landscape. The iPhone and Android ecosystems have fostered a world where almost everyone is a beacon of information Large scale computing capabilities have provided companies like Google and Facebook the ability to keep track of billions of things, and companies like Amazon and Microsoft are making similar computing power available to everyone Global internet coverage continues to expand, including...


Gartner Magic Quadrant Data Warehouse Solutions

Complimentary Report: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Solutions

Gartner has named MemSQL a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse and Management Solutions for Analytics! This marks our debut in Gartner’s report for data warehouse solutions and our second showing on a Gartner Magic Quadrant report in the last six months. The report compares top Data Warehouse solutions, as well as highlights key strengths that distinguish MemSQL from legacy vendors. MemSQL Strengths include: Focus on supporting transactional and analytical use cases with...


Spark Summit East 2016

Real-Time Solutions Take Center Stage at Spark Summit East 2016

We spent last week in New York at Spark Summit East talking with the visionaries and data architects using Apache Spark. PowerStream Demo At the show we introduced PowerStream, an Internet of Things (IoT) showcase application with visualizations and alerts based on data from 2 million sensors across global wind farms. PowerStream ingests that data and provides actionable insights in real time, giving users a glimpse of how the future of sustainability can be fully realized by adapting data to...


MemSQL 5 Beta

Introducing MemSQL 5 Beta

A post from our co-founders Eric Frenkiel, CEO and Nikita Shamgunov, CTO Today MemSQL 5 Beta is publicly available! MemSQL customers have been able to achieve remarkable results with our database, and we look forward to feedback on this upcoming release from our user community. Click here to jump to MemSQL 5 Beta download ⇒ This release aligns with our 5th anniversary as a company and it is our most ambitious release to date. Over the past five years, we have learned how to deliver real-time...