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MemSQL Environmental Standing

MemSQL Stands With Our Environment

Yesterday, the world reacted to a move by the U.S. President to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Almost immediately, voices across America responded with a resounding commitment to maintain alignment with the Paris climate agreement recommendations. With the energy sector at the center of this conversation, the industry needs more help from technology companies than ever before. Today, the ability to see operations in real time, and have an immediate view on the state of their businesses, is...


MemSQL Design Principles

Design Principles at MemSQL

At MemSQL, we believe that every company should have the opportunity to become a real-time enterprise. We believe that data drives business, and that data management performance leads to successful business results. Specifically related to our products, we believe in: The Need for Performance To compete in a 24×7 business world, companies must be able to ingest data quickly, execute low latency queries, and support a large number of analytics users and data volume, all at the same time. The...


MemSQL Opens New Office in Second Tech Hub: Seattle, WA

Behind the scenes of the world’s leading companies in finance, retail, media, and energy, sits MemSQL – the operational data warehouse powering real-time data ingest and analytics. At MemSQL, hiring exceptional talent drives innovation in real-time technology and enables us to advance the state of the art in databases. We hire top engineers from prestigious universities such as MIT, Stanford, and Carnegie Mellon University, as well as companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle and...


MemSQL Raises Series C

MemSQL at Scale and our Series C

We are delighted to announce that MemSQL has raised more than $36m in a Series C round. The oversubscribed round includes new investors REV Capital, Caffeinated Capital, with full pro rata participation from earlier investors including, Accel (who led our Series B), Khosla Ventures, and Data Collective. When you include the ongoing support of our early investors First Round Capital, In-Q-Tel, IA Ventures, that’s quite the list. Read the news release ⇒ Our investors have looked at the MemSQL...


Oracle and MemSQL Together

Using Oracle and MemSQL Together

Photo: Martin Taylor We often hear “How can I use MemSQL together with my Oracle database?” As a relational database, MemSQL is similar to an Oracle database, and can serve as an alternative to Oracle in certain scenarios. Here is what sets MemSQL apart: MemSQL is a distributed system, designed to run on multiple machines with a massively parallel processing architecture. An Oracle database, on the other hand, resides in a single, large machine, or a smaller fixed cluster size. MemSQL has...


Douglas Butler MemSQL

Everyone Deserves Nice Things

Software is eating the world! It’s a data explosion! The Internet is now of Things! Scratch that, even better – it is of Everything! Did Big Data just call out IoT on Twitter? Click here to find out. [1] I kid the Internet. In all seriousness, what a magical time we live in. Moore’s Law means cheap hardware, then next thing you know, Cloud. Internet ubiquity invites the globe to the party. Feats of software engineering that were impossible for nation-states to pull off a...


SQL

Why MemSQL Placed a Bet on SQL

In the technology industry, when products or innovations last for a long period of time, they are often here to stay. SQL is a great example of this – it has been around for over 30 years and is not going away anytime soon. When Eric Frenkiel and Nikita Shamgunov founded MemSQL in 2011, they were confident in choosing the SQL relational model as the foundation for their database. But the database industry during that era was clamoring around NoSQL, lauding it as the next great innovation,...


Digital Ocean MemSQL Tutorial

Digital Ocean Tutorial Gets You Up and Running in Minutes

As fun as it is to squirrel around inside the guts of some new technology, it’s sometimes nice to follow a recipe and end up with something that Just Works. For years, Digital Ocean, an up and coming cloud provider, has been producing quality tutorials on how to set up cool software on their virtual machines. Today Ian Hansen published an in-depth tutorial on setting up a three-node MemSQL cluster. Check it out here. Go to the Digital Ocean tutorial and learn how to install MemSQL in...


MemSQL on Mesosphere DCOS

Deploy MemSQL with Mesosphere

MemSQL is now certified for deployment on the Mesosphere DCOS (Datacenter Operating System). With a few simple commands, users can launch a MemSQL cluster on DCOS. The Mesosphere DCOS (Datacenter Operating System) is a commercially supported product built on top of Apache Mesos that serves as a datacenter abstraction layer. DCOS deploys distributed applications with a few simple command-line interface (CLI) steps, and handles application provisioning, resource management, and fault tolerance...


How We Hire Engineers

How We Hire Remarkable Engineers

To achieve our vision of building the next great database company, we seek the highest caliber engineers. Each team member brings expertise in areas like storage systems, code generation, query optimization, infrastructure testing, and more to MemSQL, with previous roles at companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle, and Google. Our engineering team includes graduates of top university programs, including MIT, Stanford, and Carnegie Mellon University, and highly-rated competition programmers...