MemSQL Does Oracle’s Own Demo Ten Times As Fast, Sixty Times Cheaper

In preparation for Open World, I asked some of our engineers to recreate a demo that Oracle has been using over the last year to show off their “in-memory option.” It’s impressive to look at: the demo shows the database searching through billions of records from Wikipedia search trend data for popular terms in less than a second. The thing about Oracle’s demo is it runs on a gigantically expensive server. In fact it is the biggest one they have at 32TB of RAM and hundreds of CPU cores....

Debunking Myths Surrounding the Modern Database Landscape

Is your organization experiencing common NoSQL pain points around performance, scale, and flexibility? New database technologies can help eliminate ETL and provide instant access to your data to allow for data-driven decisions that happen in real-time. Join MemSQL on Tuesday, September 9 at 10 am PT to learn more about the realities of NoSQL, misconceptions about MongoDB, and where NoSQL, NewSQL, and MemSQL fit into the modern database landscape.

Get in the DeLorean! It’s Time for the Database News Roundup.

Stop it database industry, we’re blushing. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and, as the spring conference season gives way to summer vacations, we’ve noticed a flood of announcements from database vendors doing their best MemSQL impressions. Here are a few stories that caught our attention. Oracle and SQL Server Go In-Memory The new Oracle 12c and SQL Server 2014 both feature in-memory storage engines on top of their existing disk-based storage. Seek latency and disk contention...