Author: Gary Orenstein

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...


Ignite Data Field Day

Tech Field Day Reception May 13th

Tech Field Day is coming to  San Francisco next week with a focus on data, and that means time for a party! On Wednesday, May 13th, at 6:00pm in San Francisco, we will gather with industry participants and expert delegates from Tech Field day for an evening of food, drinks, and engaging conversation about All Things Data! Please RSVP for the evening reception. Wednesday, May 13th, 6:00pm, 534 4th St, San Francisco. About Tech Field Day From big data to analytics to hyperscale architecture and...


Driving Relevance with Real-Time and Historical Data

Driving Relevance with Real-Time and Historical Data

As technology weaves into our daily lives, our expectations of it continue to increase. Consider mobile devices and location information. Recently 451 Research released data that 47% of consumers would like to receive personalized information based on immediate location. Source: 451 Research Addressing this requires the ability to track real-time and historical data and to put both in context. Let’s examine that spectrum. Incoming High Value Content With a focus on ‘immediate,’ the highest...


HANA and Hadoop

Filling the Gap Between HANA and Hadoop

Takeaways from the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit Last week, MemSQL had the opportunity to participate in the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit in Las Vegas. It was a fun chance to talk to hundreds of analytics users about their current challenges and future plans. As an in-memory database company, we fielded questions on both sides of the analytics spectrum. Some attendees were curious about how we compared with SAP HANA, an in-memory offering at the...