JSON Streaming And The Future Of Data Ingest

As businesses continue to become technology focused, data is more prevalent than ever. In response, companies have adopted a handful of common formats to help manage this explosive growth in data. Data Formats Today For a long time, XML has been the giant in terms of data interchange formats. Recently, JSON has become popular, catching a wave of interest due to its lightweight streaming support, and general ease of use. JSON is a common format for web applications, logging, and geographical...


Running Stored Procedures on Distributed Systems with MemSQL 6

Today we’re announcing the general availability of MemSQL 6. This is a big milestone for the product, which comes with new features to help customers get even more value out of MemSQL. The latest release includes breakthrough query performance, enhanced online operations, and extensibility. In this blog, we’ll take a deeper look at the new Extensibility features. Why did you add Extensibility to MemSQL 6? The Extensibility feature was built based on market demand, and enables people to move...


Why You Need a Real-Time Data Warehouse for IoT Applications

As always-on devices and sensors proliferate, the data emitted from these devices provides meaningful insights to improve customer experiences, optimize costs, and identify new revenue opportunities. In a recent report, Taking the Pulse of Enterprise IoT from McKinsey & Company, 48 percent of respondents cited “managing data” as a critical capability gap related to their IoT initiatives.1 The data infrastructure behind IoT applications requires a high performing and easy-to-access...


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Designing for a Database: What’s Beyond the Query?

Even the most technically-minded companies need to think about design. Working on a database product at a startup is no different. But this comes with challenges, such as figuring out how to implement the human-centered design methodology at a technical company, but also contribute to building a design process that everyone agrees with across the organization. This blog will detail how product design is done at MemSQL as well as highlight how to design enterprise products at a startup.   How do...


MemSQL 6 Product Pillars and Machine Learning Approach

MemSQL 6 Pillars and Machine Learning Approach Want to try MemSQL 6? Click here to get started. Prefer the Release Notes? They are here. Today marks another milestone for MemSQL as we share the details of our latest release, MemSQL 6. This release encapsulates over one year of extensive development to continue making MemSQL the best database platform for real-time analytics with a focus on real-time data warehouse use cases. Additionally, MemSQL 6 brings a range of new machine learning...


Five Sessions to Attend at Strata Data Conference New York

Strata Data Conference in New York brings together thousands of companies across the globe that build their businesses with data. The developers responsible for this revolution need a place to share their experiences on this journey. This year, Strata Data Conference will offer even more breakout sessions led by data engineers and scientists. This informative mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and guest speakers is geared towards keeping attendees informed on technical content, customer...


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...