Thought Leadership

2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics

The data management solutions for analytics market is evolving. Disruption is accelerating in this market, with more demand for broad solutions that address multiple data types and offer different delivery models. We are hosting complimentary access to the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics, so you can learn more about what’s happening in this space. Access Here → MemSQL Positioned as Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant MemSQL has been positioned in...


Top MemSQL Posts

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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...