This is a guest post by Mansour Raad of Esri. We were fortunate to catch up with him at Strata+Hadoop World San Jose.
This post is replicated from Mansour’s Thunderhead Explorer blog
ArcGIS, Spark & MemSQL Integration
Just got back from the fantastic Strata + Hadoop 2017 conference where the topics ranged from BigData, Spark to lots of AI/ML and not so much on Hadoop explicitly, at least not in the sessions that I attended. I think that is why the conference is renamed Strata + Data from...
by Gary Orenstein
Adaptation and Reinvention
Long term success hinges on adaptation and reinvention, especially in our dynamic world where nothing lasts forever. Especially with business, we routinely see the rise and fall of products and companies.
The long game mandates change, and the database ecosystem is no different. Today, megatrends of social, mobile, cloud, big data, analytics, IoT, and machine learning place us at a generational intersection.
Data drives our digital world and the systems that shepherd...
The history of SQL, or Structured Query Language, dates back to 1970, when E.F. Codd, then of IBM Research, published a seminal paper titled, “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks.”
Since then, SQL has remained the lingua franca of data processing, helping build the relational database market into a $36 billion behemoth.
The Rise And Fall of NoSQL
Starting in 2010, many companies developing datastores tossed SQL out with the bathwater after seeing the challenges...
Data movement remains a perennial obstacle in systems design. Many talented architects and engineers spend significant amounts of time working on data movement, often in the form of batch Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL). In general, batch ETL is the process everyone loves to hate, or put another way, I’ve never met an engineer happy with their batch ETL setup.
In this post, we’ll look at the shift from batch to real time, the new topologies required to keep up with data flows, and the...
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...
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...
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...
For years, we have lived in a data processing world with two primary kinds of database systems, one for capturing incoming data and managing transactions, and another for answering questions and analyzing the data for insight and intelligence.
The first system is what we know as a database, a system designed so you can put data in and get data out reliably and quickly. The second system is generally referred to as a data warehouse.
There has long been a historical divide between these two...
MemSQL has a full show schedule in May and we hope you can visit us at one of these events.
GEOINT: May 15-18, Orlando
May 15-18, 2016, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
MemSQL is at booth 1514
GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest gathering of industry, academia, and government to include Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Communities.
GEOINT is hosted by USGIF, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
MemSQL will be...
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...