Author: Gary Orenstein

MemSQL Performance Benchmark

New Performance Benchmark for Live Dashboards and Fast Updates

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...


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...


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...


in-memory database

Close Encounters with a Third Kind of Database

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 in May

Visit MemSQL in May: GEOINT, Informatica World,
In-Memory Computing Summit

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 http://geoint2016.com/ 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...


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...


IoT Infrastructure

Choosing the Right Infrastructure for IoT

The infrastructure of IoT will have a real-time database behind every sensor. Soon every device with a sensor will blend seamlessly into the Internet of Things, from drones to vehicles to wearables. Device and sensor count predictions range from billions to trillions. With this tidal wave of new devices comes an increasing number of new data streams, converging to make instant analytics on real-time data a tenant of any digital transformation. Our penchant for instant gratification extends to...


Themes from Big Data East

5 Big Data Themes - Live from the Show Floor

We spent last week at the Big Data Innovation Summit in Boston. Big data trade shows, particularly those mixed with sophisticated practitioners and people seeking new solutions, are always a perfect opportunity to take a market pulse. Here are the big 5 big data themes we encountered over the course of two days. Real-Time Over Resuscitated Data The action is in real time, and trade show discussions often gravitate to deriving immediate value from real-time data. All of the megatrends apply…...


Geospatial Real-Time Apps

Locate This! The Battle for App-specific Maps

In early August, a consortium of the largest German automakers including Audi, BMW, and Daimler (Mercedes) purchased Nokia’s Here mapping unit, the largest competitor to Google Maps, for $3 billion. It is no longer easy to get lost. Quite the opposite, we expect and rely on maps for our most common Internet tasks from basic directions to on-demand transportation, discovering a new restaurant or finding a new friend. And the battle is on between the biggest public and private companies in the...


In-Memory Computing Adoption

Four Reasons Behind the Popularity and Adoption of In-Memory Computing

There is no question that data is infiltrating our world. Recently 451 Research predicted that the Total Data Market is expected to double in size from $60 billion in 2014 to $115 billion in 2019. IDC suggested that Internet of Things (IoT) spending will reach $1.7 trillion in 2020. and noted, “the real opportunity remains in the enterprise…” And as stated in a recent Gartner blog post, while the three leading independent Hadoop distribution players measure their revenue in 10s of...