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.” ...


Free MemSQL Resources

A Guide to Free MemSQL Educational Resources

For interested database developers, database administrators, and data scientists, we proudly offer several learning resources. These include YouTube educational videos, Enterprise trial Editions of MemSQL, extensive public product documentation, knowledge base articles, a SlideShare presentation repository, and a public Slack channel. Online Education Videos We have numerous videos available at youtube.com/memsql Ankur Goyal: Database Systems Class, CMU, April 2016 Learn from Ankur Goyal, our...


MemSQL Pipelines

MemSQL Pipelines: Real-Time Data Ingestion with Exactly-Once Semantics

Today we launched MemSQL 5.5 featuring MemSQL Pipelines, a new way to achieve maximum performance for real-time data ingestion at scale. This implementation enables exactly-once semantics when streaming from message brokers such as Apache Kafka. An end-to-end real-time analytics data platform requires real-time analytical queries and real-time ingestion. However, it is rare to find a data platform that satisfies both of these requirements. With the launch of MemSQL Pipelines as a native feature...


MemSQL at OOW16

MemSQL and Oracle: Better Together

Oracle OpenWorld 2016 kicks off on September 18th in San Francisco with ten tracks, including a Data Center track highlighting innovation in databases including MemSQL and Oracle. We built MemSQL to be a flexible ecosystem technology, as exemplified by several features. First, we offer users flexible deployments – whether it’s hybrid cloud, on-premises, VMs, or containers. Second, our connector tools are open source, such as MemSQL Spark Connector and Streamliner, which lets you...


predictive analytics for supply chain management

MemEx: Predictive Analytics for Global Supply Chain Management

The Internet of Things (IoT) produces staggering amounts of data daily. Real-time analysis of this data helps businesses address the demands of consumers in today’s always-on economy. Supply chain management exemplifies IoT impact on manufacturing industries. With a multitude of moving parts like vehicles, shipping containers, and packages functioning as sources of data, companies need more advanced methods for ingesting and analyzing IoT data. Most companies use descriptive analytics, but...


Path to Predictive Analytics Book

The Path to Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning - Free O’REILLY Book

Organizations once waited hours, days, or even weeks to get a handle on their data. In an earlier era, that sufficed. But with today’s endless stream of zeros and ones, data must be usable right away. It’s the crux of decision making for enterprises competing in the modern era. Recognizing cross-industry interest in massive data ingest and analytics, we teamed up with O’Reilly Media on a new book: The Path to Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning. In this book, we share the latest step...


kafka real-time analytics

Real-Time Analytics with Kafka and MemSQL

Connected devices, IoT, and on-demand user expectations push enterprises to deliver instant answers at scale. Applications that anticipate customer needs and fulfill expectations for fast, personalized services win the attention of consumers. Perceptive companies have taken note of these trends and are turning to memory-optimized technologies like Apache Kafka and MemSQL to power real-time analytics. High Speed Ingest Building real-time systems begins with capturing data at its source and using...