Author: Emily Friedman

HHVM

Co-Creator of HHVM and the Hack Programming Language Joins MemSQL

Drew Paroski, co-creator of the HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and the Hack programming language at Facebook, is bringing his expertise in compilers and code generation to MemSQL. While at Facebook, Drew was part of a three-person team appointed to rebuild the software layer of the company’s web-tier to support over one billion new users. Drew and team built HHVM to improve the speed and efficiency of programs written in PHP, the programming language that predominantly powers Facebook’s...


BOX VP of Sales Meetup

Scaling a Sales Team During Hypergrowth - Meetup with Former EVP of Sales at BOX

The second official MemSQL Meetup takes place next Tuesday, July 28th at 6pm! This time, we will focus on the art and science of building a successful sales team through hypergrowth. Come join us for pizza and libations, as well as an opportunity to glean insights about scaling a sales team at a startup. Our featured guest next week is Jim Herbold, the first sales hire at Box and former Executive Vice President of Global Sales. Leveraging homegrown strategies, Jim grew the Box sales team to...


MemSQL Meetup San Francisco

First MemSQL Community Meetup in San Francisco

Join us this Wednesday, July 15th at 6pm for the first official MemSQL Meetup! Our headquarters are located in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood of San Francisco, a veritable hotbed of technology infrastructure startups. We want to foster a community of collaboration and create a space for our peers to both learn and share. This meetup represents a gathering of database architects, programmers, cloud enthusiasts and other technology professionals in the Bay Area. What’s in store for...


Tapjoy is Powering its Mobile Ad Platform with MemSQL

Over the past several months, we worked closely with the Tapjoy data science and engineering team to implement MemSQL as the database to power their Mobile Marketing Automation and Monetization Platform. In order to deliver optimized ads to over 500 million global users and support over one million transactions per minute, Tapjoy needed a database that could enable HTAP, a Gartner term we refer to frequently at MemSQL, which stands for Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing. Two Use...


MemCity

Modeling the City of the Future with Kafka and Spark

Today at Spark Summit in San Francisco, we are showcasing MemCity, a simulation that measures and maps the energy consumption across 1.4 million households in a futuristic, metropolitan city, approximately the size of Chicago. MemCity tracks, processes, and analyzes data from various energy devices that can be found in homes, measured by the minute in real-time. We define real-time as up to the last click, meaning all of the data being processed, up until the moment you hit enter on your query,...