Author: Gary Orenstein

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,...


Data Stores for the Internet of Things

Like the world wide web, the Internet of Things is personal. It represents a near complete connectedness, including the industrial world, and never ending possibilities of new applications and services. The Internet of Things also represents a need to examine conventional assumptions on databases and data stores to support real-time data pipelines. In an article on Silicon Angle, Designing data stores for the Internet of Things, MemSQL CEO and co-founder Erik Frenkiel shares his insight on the...


Visit MemSQL at Strata Hadoop World

Big Data, Big Fun! Visit MemSQL at Strata Booth 1015

The fun begins at Strata + Hadoop World this week in San Jose. Be sure to check out MemSQL at Booth 1015 for the latest product details, demonstrations, games, and prizes. Here is a quick rundown of our activity at the show. MemSQL Introduces Seamless Spark Connectivity for Enterprise Deployments Last week, MemSQL announced a high-performance parallel connector for MemSQL and Spark. You can read all the details here and see it live at the show. MemSQL and Pinterest Showcase Operationalizing...


Operationalize Spark

Operationalizing Spark with MemSQL

In Short: Combining the data processing prowess of Spark with a real-time database for transactions and analytics, where both are memory-optimized and distributed, leads to powerful new business use cases. MemSQL Spark Connector links at end of this post. Data Appetite and Evolution Our generation of, and appetite for, data continues unabated. This drives a critical need for tools to quickly process and transform data. Apache Spark, the new memory-optimized data processing framework, fills this...


batch gap

Closing the Batch Gap

Sometimes we become so accustomed to certain things, we stop asking questions and accept the status quo. That can last a long time. Such is the case with batch processing in the enterprise. And it was made abundantly clear in a survey titled “Enterprise Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Analytics Trends” by the Enterprise Strategy Group, that there remains an ongoing complacency with the time it takes to complete batch processing. This is in stark contrast to the recognition that...


shutterstock case study it infrastructure

Shutterstock’s Secret to a Healthy IT Infrastructure

In our connected world, some businesses adapted to the Internet, and some businesses blossomed with the Internet. Shutterstock embodies defining characteristics of the latter. For more than ten years, Shutterstock has grown into one of the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license and contribute content, including images, videos and music. As an Internet-based company, IT infrastructure is a critical component to Shutterstock’s success, with...