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Technical Deep Dive into MemSQL Streamliner

MemSQL Streamliner, an open source tool available on GitHub, is an integrated solution for building real-time data pipelines using Apache Spark. With Streamliner, you can stream data from real-time data sources (e.g. Apache Kafka), perform data transformations within Apache Spark, and ultimately load data into MemSQL for persistence and application serving. Streamliner is great tool for developers and data scientists since little to no code is required – users can instantly build their...


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...


Meetup with Chris Fry

Rapid Scaling for Startups: Lessons from Salesforce and Twitter

RSVP for the MemSQL Meetup: 10 Tips to Rapidly Scale Your Startup with Chris Fry, former SVP of Engineering at Twitter There is nothing more challenging and exciting than experiencing hyper growth at a technology company. As users adopt a technology platform you have to rebuild the technology plane while flying it which can be a harrowing process. I found several approaches to scaling that held true across Salesforce, Twitter, and the startups I now work with on a daily basis. Every company is...


Incumbents and Contenders in the $33B Database Market

The database market continues to surprise those of us who have been in it for a while. After the initial wave of consolidation in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the market has exploded with new entrants: column-stores, document databases, NoSQL, in-memory, graph databases, and more. But who will truly challenge the incumbents for a position in the Top 5 rankings? Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, and Teradata dominate the $33B database market. Will it be a NoSQL database? Will it be an open source...


Understanding MemSQL in 5 Easy Questions

The funny thing about MemSQL is that it is simultaneously familiar and leading edge. On one hand, it is a relational database management system with a SQL interface – you probably already know how to use one of those! On the other hand, it stores data in memory and runs in a cluster – you may or may not have experience with a modern system that leverages these features. This post addresses common questions that people ask the first time they encounter MemSQL. By reading these five...


MemSQL on AWS and Azure Marketplaces

MemSQL Community Edition Available on AWS and Azure Marketplaces

Good news, everyone! Today we’re releasing MemSQL Community Edition on the Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Marketplaces. Many of our customers run MemSQL in the cloud, and often their entire infrastructure. An even larger number try MemSQL first on the cloud before pulling it into their production systems. A great example is VCare, currently using MemSQL deployed on AWS cloud instances to power its online, real-time charging platform. VCare supports Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs),...


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...


BOX VP of Sales Meetup

Scaling a Sales Team During Hypergrowth - Meetup with Former EVP of Sales at BOX

The second official MemSQL Meetup takes place next Tuesday, July 28th at 6pm! This time, we will focus on the art and science of building a successful sales team through hypergrowth. Come join us for pizza and libations, as well as an opportunity to glean insights about scaling a sales team at a startup. Our featured guest next week is Jim Herbold, the first sales hire at Box and former Executive Vice President of Global Sales. Leveraging homegrown strategies, Jim grew the Box sales team to...


New MemSQL Ops Comes with Database Speed Test

MemSQL Ops 4.0.31 is now available for download! For this release, we have maintained a focus on providing the smoothest possible on-ramp for developers to quickly get productive with MemSQL. We believe enterprise-class software should be easy to install or use. Here are the new features of the latest MemSQL Ops release, available today. Note that aside from features, this release includes bug fixes, and is a free upgrade for existing MemSQL Ops users. Run a 30-second Database Speed Test A...