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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...


Q/A with Dan McCaffrey, VP Analytics, Teespring

One of the best parts of being a startup is getting to work with other startups – companies experiencing rapid growth get to share ideas and technology, and fortify the startup ecosystem. Yesterday we announced a new customer who exemplifies this: Teespring! Teespring is an on-demand ecommerce company that gives budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to build and grow their apparel businesses via its platform. Teespring uses MemSQL to power its sales analytics platform, which analyzes data in...


Geospatial Real-Time Apps

Locate This! The Battle for App-specific Maps

In early August, a consortium of the largest German automakers including Audi, BMW, and Daimler (Mercedes) purchased Nokia’s Here mapping unit, the largest competitor to Google Maps, for $3 billion. It is no longer easy to get lost. Quite the opposite, we expect and rely on maps for our most common Internet tasks from basic directions to on-demand transportation, discovering a new restaurant or finding a new friend. And the battle is on between the biggest public and private companies in the...


Forrester Wave In-Memory Databases

MemSQL Cited As a Strong Performer by Independent Research Firm

As adoption of in-memory databases grows at a faster and faster pace, IT leaders turn to research firms to find valuable use cases and guidance for purchasing options. We are thrilled to share that MemSQL was among the select companies that Forrester Research invited to participate in its 2015 Forrester Wave™ evaluation. In this evaluation, MemSQL was cited as a strong performer for in-memory database platforms. The report, The Forrester Wave™: In-Memory Database Platforms, Q3 2015,...


HHVM

Co-Creator of HHVM and the Hack Programming Language Joins MemSQL

Drew Paroski, co-creator of the HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and the Hack programming language at Facebook, is bringing his expertise in compilers and code generation to MemSQL. While at Facebook, Drew was part of a three-person team appointed to rebuild the software layer of the company’s web-tier to support over one billion new users. Drew and team built HHVM to improve the speed and efficiency of programs written in PHP, the programming language that predominantly powers Facebook’s...


What's Hot and What's Not in Working With Data

Data is often considered to be the foundation of many global businesses. Data fuels daily operations, from customer transactions to analytics, from operations to communications. So we decided to answer the question: what’s hot and what’s not in working with data today? HOT: Letting your database be a database Databases were constructed to store data. However, sometimes applications are used to store data itself, a result of legacy database limitations. Storing data in an application makes...


In-Memory Computing Adoption

Four Reasons Behind the Popularity and Adoption of In-Memory Computing

There is no question that data is infiltrating our world. Recently 451 Research predicted that the Total Data Market is expected to double in size from $60 billion in 2014 to $115 billion in 2019. IDC suggested that Internet of Things (IoT) spending will reach $1.7 trillion in 2020. and noted, “the real opportunity remains in the enterprise…” And as stated in a recent Gartner blog post, while the three leading independent Hadoop distribution players measure their revenue in 10s of...


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...


Real-Time Database

What We Talk About When We Talk About Real-Time

The phrase “real-time,” like love, means different things to different people. At its most basic, the term implies near simultaneity. However, the amount of time that constitutes the “real-time window” differs across industries, professions, and even organizations. Definitions vary and the term is so often (ab)used by marketers and analysts, that some dismiss “real-time” as a meaningless buzzword. However, there is an important distinction between “real-time” and “what we have...


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...