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MemSQL 4: Market and Strategy CEO Q&A

MemSQL 4 represents a leap forward in relational database innovation with new capabilities such as real-time geospatial intelligence and high-throughput connectivity to Apache Spark. It also includes a free forever, unlimited capacity Community Edition, enhancements to the Optimizer for distributed joins, and a new version of the MemSQL Ops management framework. Start Using MemSQL Community Edition Now Unlimited scale and capacity. Free forever. Download Community Edition → As Big Data...


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Celebrating MemSQL Availability Two Years In

MemSQL Office Ribbon Cutting Today, I couldn’t be more excited to mark the two year anniversary of MemSQL general availability! MemSQL began with a simple idea to build a new database that would give any company the ability to operate in real-time and make their business more data-driven, responsive, and scalable. Since releasing MemSQL, it’s been an amazingly fun journey as the company has grown by leaps and bounds every quarter. To celebrate our second birthday, I wanted to take a brief...


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,...


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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...


Welcome Jerry Held as MemSQL Executive Chairman

At MemSQL, we have always respected the challenges the computing industry has tackled in the past. It is no easy feat to build formidable technology companies, and when it happens, we look on with admiration. It is in that spirit that we are thrilled to welcome Jerry Held as Executive Chairman of MemSQL. Jerry’s experience in technology across computing and database technology is unparalleled. A consummate technology innovator and entrepreneur, he has helped create new database technologies...


Load Files from Amazon S3 and HDFS with the MemSQL Loader

One of the most common tasks with any database is loading large amounts of data into it from an external data store. Both MemSQL and MySQL provide the LOAD DATA command for this task; this command is very powerful, but by itself, it has a number of restrictions: It can only read from the local filesystem, so loading data from a remote store like Amazon S3 requires first downloading the files you need. Since it can only read from a single file at a time, loading from multiple files requires...


Full Speed Ahead

Credit: US Navy Nearly ten years ago I received a phone call about a startup in Silicon Valley solving application performance problems with memory. From my data center infrastructure experience, I knew the days of mechanical disk drives were limited. I had to get on the memory train, so I went. That experience led me to meet the co-founders of Fusion-io and ultimately join them in 2010. When Fusion-io went public in 2011 revenue was on its way from $36 million to $197 million annually. The time...


Gary Orenstein Joins MemSQL as Chief Marketing Officer

News release: MemSQL Welcomes Gary Orenstein as Chief Marketing Officer SAN FRANCISCO, December 18, 2014 – MemSQL, the leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics, today announced that Gary Orenstein has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Orenstein will lead the marketing strategy, growth, communications, and customer engagement as MemSQL expands adoption of its distributed, in-memory database, enabling companies to capture, store, and query terabytes...


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Chris Fry Joins MemSQL Advisory Board

We are excited to announce that web scaling expert and technology growth executive Chris Fry has joined the MemSQL advisory board. Chris will provide technical and organizational expertise to MemSQL as we expand the capabilities and market adoption of our distributed in-memory database. Scaling expert @chfry former executive at @twitter and @salesforce joins @memsql advisory board – Click to Tweet Chris has broad experience in scaling both technology infrastructure and engineering...


The Internet of Furbies

At MemSQL engineering there are few things we love as much as building great products. One, however, is a good laugh. This past weekend a team from MemSQL set out to make our mothers proud at Cultivated Wit’s Comedy Hack Day, an event for comedians and hackers to get together in attempt to make the funniest hack. And drink whiskey. I’m very excited to share with you our product today, the grand prize winner, and the future of wearable technology. Engineering at MemSQL goes to great lengths...