Docker

Psyduck: The MemSQL Journey to Containers

One of the main themes at DockerCon 2017 was the challenge of migrating legacy applications to containers. At MemSQL, we’re early adopters. We are already into our third year of running Docker at scale in production for our distributed software testing regime, where the performance, isolation, and cost benefits of containers are very attractive. The Challenge Before I take you through our journey to containers, let me start by outlining some of the general challenges of testing a distributed...


ArcGIS, Spark & MemSQL Integration

This is a guest post by Mansour Raad of Esri. We were fortunate to catch up with him at Strata+Hadoop World San Jose. This post is replicated from Mansour’s Thunderhead Explorer blog ArcGIS, Spark & MemSQL Integration Just got back from the fantastic Strata + Hadoop 2017 conference where the topics ranged from BigData, Spark to lots of AI/ML and not so much on Hadoop explicitly, at least not in the sessions that I attended. I think that is why the conference is renamed Strata + Data from...


Amazon S3 Real-Time Analytics

Turning Amazon S3 Into a Real-Time Analytics Pipeline

MemSQL 5.7 introduces a new pipeline extractor for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). Many modern applications interface with Amazon S3 to store data objects into buckets up to 5TB providing a new modern approach for today’s enterprise data lake. Without analytics, the data is just a bunch of files For modern enterprise data warehouses, the challenge is to harness the unlimited nature of S3 for ad-hoc and real-time analytics. For traditional data warehouse applications, extracting data from...


MemSQL and Docker

Run MemSQL in Minutes with Docker

Evaluating software infrastructure is important, but it should not be difficult. You should be able to try and see quickly whether a piece of core software suits your needs. This is one of the many helpful use cases for Docker. Of course Docker has many more uses, including helping run a 107 node cluster with CoreOS, but this post focuses on the quick start scenario. With an install of boot2docker.io for Mac or Windows, and a pre-configured ‘cluster-in-a-box’ Docker container, you can be on...