Author: Gene Miguel

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Architecting Data in the AWS Ecosystem

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a juggernaut of a platform, and many of today’s database solutions can run on AWS, including MemSQL. Recently, we held a meetup at our office in San Francisco during AWS Summit 2018 to discuss how customers can benefit from using MemSQL within the AWS ecosystem. In the talk, “Architecting Data in the AWS Ecosystem,” Seth Luersen from MemSQL took a look at the overall data landscape related to the purpose-built databases from Amazon Web Services. He illustrated...


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Recapping An Evening with MemSQL Engineering

Recently, we hosted a special meetup at our headquarters in San Francisco for the community, and shared some great talks. The slides for each talk and the video presentations have been made available below. Drew Paroski, MemSQL VP of Engineering and Adam Prout, MemSQL Chief Architect delivered a fun talk about taking a methodical approach for making a decision, dug into interesting tradeoffs, and gave tips about what to look for under the hood and how to evaluate the tech behind the database,...


An Engineering Approach to Database Evaluations

Whether you’re the CTO of the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire, it could be very difficult to decide on your next database technology with the distraction of both sides constantly at war. In 2018, you’ll need to make a database choice for an existing or new application. Here are the things you need to keep in mind as you shop for your next database. 8 Criteria To Keep In Mind While Looking For Your Next Database 1) Pick the right language: SQL The history of SQL, or Structured...


How Database Convergence Impacts the Coming Decades of Data Management

Within the database industry, there are often paradigm shifts in the market that create opportunities for new types of technology to emerge. When those shifts happen, new technology requirements come up and old technologies do not satisfy those requirements. There have been many shifts in the database market including, NoSQL, big data, in-memory, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and many others. Recently, MemSQL CEO and Co-founder, Nikita Shamgunov, presented to a group of database...


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Real-Time Streaming, Analytics, and Visualization with MemSQL and Zoomdata

We regularly host meetups at MemSQL headquarters as a way to share what we have been working on, connect with the community, and get in-person feedback from people like you. We also invite partners and customers to join us as well. Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting a meetup with Zoomdata, where we shared two presentations on real-time streaming, analytics, and visualization using MemSQL and Zoomdata. The first presentation “Streaming in the Enterprise with MemSQL” is presented by...


Data Warehouse Rescue

Seeking a Rescue from a Traditional RDBMS

In the Beginning Years ago, organizations used transactional databases to run analytics. Database administrators struggled to set up and maintain OLAP cubes or tune report queries. Monthly reporting cycles would slow or impact application performance because all the data was in one system. The introduction of custom hardware, appliance-based solutions helped mitigate these issues, and the resulting solutions were transactional databases with column store engines that were fast. Stemming from...


Real-Time Roadshow Rolls into Phoenix, Arizona

We’re packing our bags and heading to the Southwest to kick off the first ever MemSQL Real-Time Roadshow! Healthcare, education, aerospace, finance, technology, and other industries play a vital role in Phoenix, home to leading corporations like Honeywell, JP Morgan, AIG, American Express, Avnet, and UnitedHealth Group. Businesses in these industries face the constant challenge of keeping up with the high expectations of users and consumers that demand personalized and immediate services. To...


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The Changing Face of the Modern CIO

In 1981 the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) first breaks onto the scene. Today, thirty five years since genesis, the responsibilities of the CIO have radically changed. The original CIO served as senior executive in an enterprise and was responsible for the information technology and computer systems that supported enterprise goals. However, as today’s business needs rapidly change, so too does the role of a modern CIO. Today, CIOs must adapt or they will get left behind with legacy...