Five Sessions to Attend at Join Conference in San Francisco

Join Conference in San Francisco brings together thousands of companies across the globe that build their businesses with Looker. The developers responsible for this revolution need a place to share their experiences on this journey. This year, Join will offer even more breakout sessions led by Looker subject matter experts and top customers. This informative mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and guest speakers is geared towards keeping attendees informed on technical content, customer...


Migrating from Traditional Databases to the Cloud

The Current Organizational Data Dilemma Today, many companies have years of investment in traditional databases from Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and others. Frequently these databases and data warehouses have long outlived their ability to cost-effectively perform and scale. These solutions also offer mixed options when it comes to cloud deployments. Over the past decade, data-driven organizations looked to new methods such as Hadoop and NoSQL to solve data challenges. Hadoop has proven to be a...


Modern Data Warehousing, Meet AI

We are enchanted by the possibility of digital disruption. New computing approaches, from cloud to artificial intelligence and machine learning, promise new business models and untold efficiencies. We are closing the gap between science fiction and business operations. A Quick Look Back Let’s take a quick look back at data processing, and then come back to the industry frontier. It started with data and the place to put it, which became the database. Then came a desire to understand the data...


Five Sessions to Attend at Kafka Summit San Francisco

Kafka Summit San Francisco brings together thousands of companies across the globe that build their businesses on top of Apache Kafka. The developers responsible for this revolution need a place to share their experiences on this journey. This year, Kafka Summit San Francisco will offer even more breakout sessions led by Kafka subject matter experts and top Kafka customers. This informative mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and guest speakers is geared towards keeping attendees informed on...


Meetup, MemSQL, ZoomData, Machine Learning

Real-Time Streaming, Analytics, and Visualization with MemSQL and Zoomdata

We regularly host meetups at MemSQL headquarters as a way to share what we have been working on, connect with the community, and get in-person feedback from people like you. We also invite partners and customers to join us as well. Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting a meetup with Zoomdata, where we shared two presentations on real-time streaming, analytics, and visualization using MemSQL and Zoomdata. The first presentation “Streaming in the Enterprise with MemSQL” is presented by...


Secure Real-Time Mission-Critical Analytics

Data today moves in extremely large volumes at light speed all while requiring high levels of protection on the content. Traditional database and data warehouse technologies are unable to handle these workloads without the need for expensive hardware appliances. The NoSQL and Hadoop-based systems are very complex and unable to support real-time analysis. A new way to process fast-moving, structured content is needed to achieve this level of scale and security. Why not a highly secure and extreme...


1.3 Billion NYC Taxi Rows into MemSQL Cloud

Experience teaches us that when loading data into a database, in whatever form ― normalized, denormalized, schema-less, hierarchical, key-value, document, etc ― the devil is always in the data load. For enterprise companies in the real-time economy, every second saved means improved efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Thankfully, MemSQL Cloud makes your enterprise data fast to load and easy to access. You can spin up a cluster in MemSQL Cloud in minutes and load data very quickly...


Psyduck: The MemSQL Journey to Containers

One of the main themes at DockerCon 2017 was the challenge of migrating legacy applications to containers. At MemSQL, we’re early adopters. We are already into our third year of running Docker at scale in production for our distributed software testing regime, where the performance, isolation, and cost benefits of containers are very attractive. The Challenge Before I take you through our journey to containers, let me start by outlining some of the general challenges of testing a distributed...


The Curious Case of Thread Group Identifiers

At MemSQL, we are out to build awesome software and we’re always trying to solve hard problems. A few days ago, I uncovered a cool Linux mystery with some colleagues and fixed it. We thought sharing that experience might benefit others. The scene of the crime While developing an internal tool to get stack traces, we decided to use the SYS_tgkill Linux system call to send signals to specific threads. The tgkill syscall sends a signal to a specific thread based on its “thread group”...


5 Sessions to See at AWS Summit Chicago

The Amazon Web Services Summit will bring members of the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS from July 26-27, 2017 in Chicago. Whether you are a cloud beginner or an experienced user, you will learn something new at the AWS Summit. This free event is designed to educate attendees about the AWS platform, and help develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications. MemSQL is exhibiting in the HUB, Partner & Solutions...