Author: Gary Orenstein

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...


Supercar Geospatial Demo

Real-Time Geospatial Intelligence with Supercar

Today, MemSQL is showcasing a brand new demonstration of real-time geospatial location intelligence at the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit in Las Vegas. The demonstration, titled Supercar, makes use of a dataset containing the details of 170 million real world taxi rides. By sampling this dataset and creating real-time records while simultaneously querying the data, Supercar simulates the ability to monitor and derive insights across hundreds of thousands of objects on the go....


SQL Structure

In The End We Seek Structure

In Short: A range of assumptions led to a boom in NoSQL solutions, but in the end, SQL and relational models find their way back as a critical part of data management. In the End We Seek Structure. Why SQL and relational models are back as a critical part of data management – Click to Tweet Background By the mid 2000s, 10 years into the Netscape-inspired mainstream Internet, webscale workloads were pushing the limits of conventional databases. Traditional solutions could not keep up with...


Geospatial Intelligence

MemSQL at Spark Summit East

We are happy to be in New York City this week for Spark Summit East. We will be sharing more about our new geospatial capabilities, as well as the work with Esri to showcase the power of MemSQL geospatial features in conjunction with Apache Spark. Last week we shared the preliminary release of MemSQL geospatial features introduced at the Esri Developer Summit in Palm Springs. You can read more about the live demonstration showcased at the summit here. The demonstration uses the “Taxistats”...


MemSQL at AMP Lab

MemSQL at the AMP Lab

Please join us next week as two members of the MemSQL engineering team present at the AMPLab at Berkeley on Wednesday March 11th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. AMP SEMINAR Ankur Goyal and Anders Papitto, MemSQL, A Distributed In-Memory SQL Database Wednesday 3/11, Noon, 405 Soda Hall, Berkeley Talk Abstract This talk will cover the major architectural design decisions with discussion on specific technical details as well as the motivation behind the big decisions. We will cover lockfree,...