Author: Kevin White

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Machines and the Magic of Fast Learning (Strata Keynote Recording)

How can big data and machine learning be used for good? In our keynote at Strata+Hadoop World, MemSQL CEO Eric Frenkiel shared how we are working with Thorn to provide a new approach to machine learning and real-time image recognition to combat child exploitation. About Thorn Thorn partners across the technology companies and government organizations to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children. Thorn has to sift through a massive amount of images daily. Images...


Magic Quadrant

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics

The data warehouse as we know it has changed. Growth in data size and complexity, migration to the cloud, and the rise of real-time use cases are forces pushing enterprise organizations to expect more from their data warehouse. Evidence of this trend can be found in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant Report, which has dropped data warehouse from its title and graduated to Data Management Solutions for Analytics. This change has resulted in an expansion of types of vendors covered, while also...


Manage Case Study

How Manage Accelerated Data Freshness by 10x

Success in the mobile advertising industry is achieved by delivering contextual ads in the moment. The faster and more personalized a display ad, the better. Any delay in ad delivery means lost bids, revenue, and ultimately, customers. Manage, a technology company specializing in programmatic mobile marketing and advertising, helps drive mobile application adoption for companies like Uber, Wish, and Amazon. In a single day, Manage generates more than a terabyte of data and processes more than 30...


Kellogg Case Study

How Kellogg Reduced 24-Hour ETL to Minutes and Boosted BI Speed by 20x

Background About Kellogg Kellogg Company is the world’s leading cereal company, second largest producer of cookies, crackers, and savory snacks, and a leading North American frozen foods company. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion, Kellogg produces more than 1,600 foods across 21 countries and markets its many brands in 180 countries. Driving Revenue with Customer Logistics Data Kellogg relies on customer logistics data to make informed decisions and improve efficiencies around shopping...


Exactly-Once Semantics

Getting to Exactly-Once Semantics with Apache Kafka and MemSQL Pipelines (Webcast On-Demand)

The urgency for IT leaders to bring real-time analytics to their organizations is stronger than ever. For these organizations, the ability to start with fresh data and combine streaming, transactional, and analytical workloads in a single system can revolutionize their operations. When moving from batch to real time, data architects should carefully consider what type of streaming semantics will optimize their workload. The table below highlights the nuances among different types of streaming...


Path to Predictive Analytics Book

The Path to Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning - Free O’REILLY Book

Organizations once waited hours, days, or even weeks to get a handle on their data. In an earlier era, that sufficed. But with today’s endless stream of zeros and ones, data must be usable right away. It’s the crux of decision making for enterprises competing in the modern era. Recognizing cross-industry interest in massive data ingest and analytics, we teamed up with O’Reilly Media on a new book: The Path to Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning. In this book, we share the latest step...


kafka real-time analytics

Real-Time Analytics with Kafka and MemSQL

Connected devices, IoT, and on-demand user expectations push enterprises to deliver instant answers at scale. Applications that anticipate customer needs and fulfill expectations for fast, personalized services win the attention of consumers. Perceptive companies have taken note of these trends and are turning to memory-optimized technologies like Apache Kafka and MemSQL to power real-time analytics. High Speed Ingest Building real-time systems begins with capturing data at its source and using...


Top 5 MemSQL Demos

Top 5 MemSQL Showcase Applications and Product Demonstrations

We live in an age of digital realities. Most “goods” on the market are not physical entities, but more often software. However, consumers still need a tangible way to evaluate these digital products and services they are purchasing. Enter the product demonstration – the best way to showcase the value of software in a short time. At MemSQL, we pride ourselves on showcasing relatable product demonstrations from the main stage at Strata+Hadoop World to our locally hosted meetups. Here’s...


100 Data and Analytics Predictions

Data and Analytics Predictions Through 2020

Everyone loves predictions. Especially, when said predictions are speculating on the future of technology adoption – where a slight change in user behavior could result in the next multi-billion dollar industry. Gartner Analysts, Douglas Laney and Ankush Jain, recently published a research report with Gartner’s top 100 data and analytics predictions relevant to CIOs, CDOs, and analytics leaders. This research stems from hundreds of interactions with key stakeholders at data-driven...


Strata+Hadoop San Jose

The Path to Real-Time with MemSQL 5 at Strata+Hadoop San Jose

At Strata+Hadoop World, we engaged with the brightest minds in data management, machine learning, and analytics. CEO and co-founder, Eric Frenkiel announced the release of MemSQL 5 and showcased a path for real-time processing to the Strata audience during the day one keynote. Later, he shared the stage with Kellogg in a tutorial session on predictive analytics. MemSQL 5 Now Generally Available Eric announced the general availability release of MemSQL 5, delivering breakthrough performance on...