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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...


Community Edition

Launching Our Community Edition

We started MemSQL with a vision to enable every company to be a real-time enterprise, and to do that by delivering the leading real-time database for transactions and analytics. Since then, the forces shaping our digital economy have only added wind to our sails. The world is more mobile, interconnected, interactive, and on the cusp of several industry transformations such as the Internet of Things. Real-time processing is the secret to keeping up, and in-memory solutions are the foundation....


HANA and Hadoop

Filling the Gap Between HANA and Hadoop

Takeaways from the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit Last week, MemSQL had the opportunity to participate in the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit in Las Vegas. It was a fun chance to talk to hundreds of analytics users about their current challenges and future plans. As an in-memory database company, we fielded questions on both sides of the analytics spectrum. Some attendees were curious about how we compared with SAP HANA, an in-memory offering at the...


Data Stores for the Internet of Things

Like the world wide web, the Internet of Things is personal. It represents a near complete connectedness, including the industrial world, and never ending possibilities of new applications and services. The Internet of Things also represents a need to examine conventional assumptions on databases and data stores to support real-time data pipelines. In an article on Silicon Angle, Designing data stores for the Internet of Things, MemSQL CEO and co-founder Erik Frenkiel shares his insight on the...


Operationalize Spark

Operationalizing Spark with MemSQL

In Short: Combining the data processing prowess of Spark with a real-time database for transactions and analytics, where both are memory-optimized and distributed, leads to powerful new business use cases. MemSQL Spark Connector links at end of this post. Data Appetite and Evolution Our generation of, and appetite for, data continues unabated. This drives a critical need for tools to quickly process and transform data. Apache Spark, the new memory-optimized data processing framework, fills this...


MemSQL Spark Connector

Run Real-Time Applications with Spark and the MemSQL Spark Connector

Apache Spark is one of the most powerful distributed computing frameworks available today. Its combination of fast, in-memory computing with an architecture that’s easy to understand has made it popular for users working with huge amounts of data. While Spark shines at operating on large datasets, it still requires a solution for data persistence. HDFS is a common choice, but while it integrates well with Spark, its disk-based nature can impact performance in real-time applications (e.g....


DBMS Disadvantages

Four Ways Your DBMS is Holding You Back - And One Simple Fix

Our data is changing faster than our data centers, making it harder and harder to keep up with the influx of incoming information, let alone make use of it. IT teams still tolerate overnight batch processing. The cost of scaling legacy solutions remains cost prohibitive. And many promised solutions force a complete departure from the past. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Far too many innovative companies struggle to build applications for the future on infrastructure of the past....


IoT Database

A Sensor In It, A Database Behind It

On opening day, Molly Wood at The New York Times recounted the official CES theme emerging as “Put a sensor in it.” The unofficial theme seemed to be: Put a sensor in it. Later that day Samsung declared its entire product portfolio will be connected within 5 years. “In five years,” every single one of Samsung’s products will be a connected “Internet of Things” device, Samsung chief executive Boo-Keun Yoon said today during the opening keynote at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show...


Cache is the new RAM

One of the (few) advantages of being in technology for a long time is that you get to see multiple tech cycles beginning to end. You get to see how breakthroughs actually propagate. If all you have seen is a part of the curve, it’s hard to extrapolate correctly. You either overshoot the short-term progress or undershoot the long. What’s surprising is not how quickly the facts on the ground change, but how slowly engineering practice changes in response. This is a Strowger switch, an...