Author: Eric Frenkiel

MemSQL Environmental Standing

MemSQL Stands With Our Environment

Yesterday, the world reacted to a move by the U.S. President to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Almost immediately, voices across America responded with a resounding commitment to maintain alignment with the Paris climate agreement recommendations. With the energy sector at the center of this conversation, the industry needs more help from technology companies than ever before. Today, the ability to see operations in real time, and have an immediate view on the state of their businesses, is...


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...


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...


real-time predictions

Predictions 2016: the Impact of Real-Time Data

Prediction 1. The industrial internet moves to real-time data pipelines The industrial internet knits together big data, machine learning, and machine-to-machine communications to detect patterns and adjust operations in near real time. Soon the industrial internet will expand by definition to include the Internet of Things. The detection of patterns and insights often comes with a price: time. While the goal of machine learning is to develop models that will prove useful, dealing with large...


Community Edition

Launching Our Community Edition

We started MemSQL with a vision to enable every company to be a real-time enterprise, and to do that by delivering the leading real-time database for transactions and analytics. Since then, the forces shaping our digital economy have only added wind to our sails. The world is more mobile, interconnected, interactive, and on the cusp of several industry transformations such as the Internet of Things. Real-time processing is the secret to keeping up, and in-memory solutions are the foundation....


MemSQL 4: Market and Strategy CEO Q&A

MemSQL 4 represents a leap forward in relational database innovation with new capabilities such as real-time geospatial intelligence and high-throughput connectivity to Apache Spark. It also includes a free forever, unlimited capacity Community Edition, enhancements to the Optimizer for distributed joins, and a new version of the MemSQL Ops management framework. Start Using MemSQL Community Edition Now Unlimited scale and capacity. Free forever. Download Community Edition → As Big Data...


MemSQL Office

Celebrating MemSQL Availability Two Years In

MemSQL Office Ribbon Cutting Today, I couldn’t be more excited to mark the two year anniversary of MemSQL general availability! MemSQL began with a simple idea to build a new database that would give any company the ability to operate in real-time and make their business more data-driven, responsive, and scalable. Since releasing MemSQL, it’s been an amazingly fun journey as the company has grown by leaps and bounds every quarter. To celebrate our second birthday, I wanted to take a brief...


Welcome Jerry Held as MemSQL Executive Chairman

At MemSQL, we have always respected the challenges the computing industry has tackled in the past. It is no easy feat to build formidable technology companies, and when it happens, we look on with admiration. It is in that spirit that we are thrilled to welcome Jerry Held as Executive Chairman of MemSQL. Jerry’s experience in technology across computing and database technology is unparalleled. A consummate technology innovator and entrepreneur, he has helped create new database technologies...


MemSQL 2.5 Ships Today with JSON Datatype, Online Alter Table, and More

We are excited to announce that MemSQL 2.5 is now available for download.  Of the many new features and performance improvements, one of the most exciting is support for JSON analytics. With native support for the JSON datatype, MemSQL delivers a consolidated view across structured and semi-structured data in real-time. Using MemSQL 2.5, developers can use SQL to easily analyze JSON objects while quickly ingesting JSON data feeds. In addition, MemSQL 2.5 ships with support for ONLINE ALTER...


Growing Our Executive Team

I’m excited to announce today that MemSQL has expanded its executive team with the hiring of Carl Wright as EVP of Worldwide Sales. Carl is exceptional both as a technologist and as a sales leader. We are delighted he has joined MemSQL to help us capture all the demand we’re seeing since we announced the release of our distributed memory-centric real-time analytics platform last month. Carl is already active in the field with customers and prospects while building a top-notch team for...