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18 Favorite Posts and Articles from MemSQL

The data industry has so many topics to dive into. At MemSQL, we do our best to provide coverage across a range of subjects. To make it a bit easier to find a few of our recent and historical hits, we have curated a short list of articles by topic. Enjoy! SQL SQL is the lingua franca of data processing. Understand why MemSQL has stayed true to this dominant approach. Hidden Cost of NoSQL | Network World Article | Jan 2016 Why MemSQL Placed a Bet on SQL | MemSQL Blog | Oct 2015 In-Memory The...


MemSQL 5

MemSQL 5 Ships with LLVM-based Code Generation for SQL Queries

We are proud to announce general availability for MemSQL 5 today. A key milestone in this release is a full fledged SQL compiler resulting in faster query processing across the board. Making this happen was a result of several months of hard work, which featured a large uplift of our existing database execution engine. This new SQL compiler is using LLVM for code generation. This modern compilation strategy is capable of supporting dynamic compilation of programming languages. In addition to...


MemSQL 5 Beta

Introducing MemSQL 5 Beta

A post from our co-founders Eric Frenkiel, CEO and Nikita Shamgunov, CTO Today MemSQL 5 Beta is publicly available! MemSQL customers have been able to achieve remarkable results with our database, and we look forward to feedback on this upcoming release from our user community. Click here to jump to MemSQL 5 Beta download ⇒ This release aligns with our 5th anniversary as a company and it is our most ambitious release to date. Over the past five years, we have learned how to deliver real-time...


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...


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),...