MemSQL, Tableau, and the Democratization of Data

“We love fast databases. It makes the experience of interacting with your database that much more enjoyable.” – Tableau Today’s business decisions are about seconds, not minutes. To accommodate this trend, businesses have moved to evidence-backed decision making and widespread data access. Modern business intelligence tools abound, making it easier for the average analyst to create compelling visualizations. In this post, I’ll address how this new mode of thinking about...


MemSQL at Tableau Conference

Five Talks for Building Faster Dashboards at Tableau Conference

Tableau Conference 2016 kicks-off in Austin, Texas on November 7-11, offering data engineers and business intelligence pros a place to gather and learn how to utilize data to tell a story through analytics and visualizations. MemSQL will be exhibiting the native connectivity and high performance partnership with Tableau using the Tableau MemSQL connector at TC16. Additionally, MemSQL will present a new showcase application, MemSQL Springs: Real-Time Resort Demographic Analysis. This...


Exactly-Once Semantics

Getting to Exactly-Once Semantics with Apache Kafka and MemSQL Pipelines (Webcast On-Demand)

The urgency for IT leaders to bring real-time analytics to their organizations is stronger than ever. For these organizations, the ability to start with fresh data and combine streaming, transactional, and analytical workloads in a single system can revolutionize their operations. When moving from batch to real time, data architects should carefully consider what type of streaming semantics will optimize their workload. The table below highlights the nuances among different types of streaming...


real-time insights

Global Pulse of Real-Time Data: 16 Definitive Insights

Each morning, millions of individuals wake up to emails sent throughout the night, text messages, Facebook notifications, and reminders that we are only 1,000 steps away from hitting our weekly goal. And though we might bemoan the occasional alert reminding us to pay our rent or hit the gym, the truth is we live in a real-time world where technology has evolved to effortlessly guide us through every aspect of our day. So how do enterprises deliver seamless experiences to millions of consumers in...


Real-Time Analytics Case Study

AppsFlyer Shares Journey to Real-Time Analytics Using MemSQL

At Reversim Summit 2016, AppsFlyer, a SaaS mobile marketing analytics and attribution platform based out of Israel, presented their MemSQL use case. Yulia Trakhtenberg, Data Team leader at AppsFlyer, shared her team’s story and spoke about why the MemSQL in-memory scalable database provided the best solution for their problems. Problem AppsFlyer aggregates some 8 billion daily events in real time and their solution could not handle this amount of data using their current solution. Their team...


Real-Time Roadshow Rolls into Phoenix, Arizona

We’re packing our bags and heading to the Southwest to kick off the first ever MemSQL Real-Time Roadshow! Healthcare, education, aerospace, finance, technology, and other industries play a vital role in Phoenix, home to leading corporations like Honeywell, JP Morgan, AIG, American Express, Avnet, and UnitedHealth Group. Businesses in these industries face the constant challenge of keeping up with the high expectations of users and consumers that demand personalized and immediate services. To...


Election 2016: Analyzing Real-Time Twitter Sentiment with MemSQL Pipelines

November is nearly upon us, with the spotlight on Election 2016. This election has been amplified by millions of digital touchpoints. In particular, Twitter has risen in popularity as a forum for voicing individual opinions as well as tracking statements directly from the candidates. Pew Research Center states that “In January 2016, 44% of U.S. adults reported having learned about the 2016 presidential election in the past week from social media, outpacing both local and national print...


MemSQL Opens New Office in Second Tech Hub: Seattle, WA

Behind the scenes of the world’s leading companies in finance, retail, media, and energy, sits MemSQL – the operational data warehouse powering real-time data ingest and analytics. At MemSQL, hiring exceptional talent drives innovation in real-time technology and enables us to advance the state of the art in databases. We hire top engineers from prestigious universities such as MIT, Stanford, and Carnegie Mellon University, as well as companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle and...


The Case for Advanced Analytics

Analytics is trending like never before. And with good reason. Organizations spanning multiple markets – from finance to energy, as well as retail, ecommerce, and media and communications – recognize the ability to quickly apply actionable insights using real-time analytics as a game-changer. Simply put, anticipating and adapting to rapidly evolving market dynamics as they occur is now a competitive imperative. How Advanced Analytics Drives Critical Success According to a recent Gartner...


A Flying Pig and the Zen of Database Proof of Concepts

A customer asks potential vendors – I need a pig that can fly. Whoever can get me one, wins the deal. Vendor 1 – The Engineer says “There is no such thing as a flying pig. Do not waste our time. We are not interested.” Vendor 2 – The Geneticist says “I am going to create a new species of pig – one with wings.” He goes to work on a flying pig. He never comes back. Vendor 3 – The Practical One says “Flying pig indeed! Yes, we can get you one.” ...