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A Brief Introduction to MemSQL

A Brief Introduction to MemSQL

We know choosing or evaluating a new database technology can be challenging due to the variety of choices available. In a recent webcast, we shared various use cases businesses face with traditional database and data warehouse technologies, key differentiators and architectures of MemSQL, sample applications and customer case studies, and a quick demo of MemSQL. MemSQL provides an adaptable database for real-time applications that unite transactions and analytics in a single high-performance...


Market Making with MemSQL: Simulating Billions of Stock Trades in Real Time

I woke up around 7:30 AM on Monday August 24th, checked my phone while lying in bed, and saw that I had lost thousands of dollars in my sleep. Great way to start the week… I was not alone – few investors escaped “Black Monday” unscathed. The past several months have been full of sudden surges and declines in stock prices, and extreme volatility is apparently the “new normal” for global financial markets. Frequent and dramatic market swings put a high premium on access to...


Technical Deep Dive into MemSQL Streamliner

MemSQL Streamliner, an open source tool available on GitHub, is an integrated solution for building real-time data pipelines using Apache Spark. With Streamliner, you can stream data from real-time data sources (e.g. Apache Kafka), perform data transformations within Apache Spark, and ultimately load data into MemSQL for persistence and application serving. Streamliner is great tool for developers and data scientists since little to no code is required – users can instantly build their...


Q/A with Dan McCaffrey, VP Analytics, Teespring

One of the best parts of being a startup is getting to work with other startups – companies experiencing rapid growth get to share ideas and technology, and fortify the startup ecosystem. Yesterday we announced a new customer who exemplifies this: Teespring! Teespring is an on-demand ecommerce company that gives budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to build and grow their apparel businesses via its platform. Teespring uses MemSQL to power its sales analytics platform, which analyzes data in...


Themes from Big Data East

5 Big Data Themes - Live from the Show Floor

We spent last week at the Big Data Innovation Summit in Boston. Big data trade shows, particularly those mixed with sophisticated practitioners and people seeking new solutions, are always a perfect opportunity to take a market pulse. Here are the big 5 big data themes we encountered over the course of two days. Real-Time Over Resuscitated Data The action is in real time, and trade show discussions often gravitate to deriving immediate value from real-time data. All of the megatrends apply…...


Join MemSQL in Boston for Big Data Innovation Summit

The Big Data Innovation Summit kicks off in Boston today, uniting some of the biggest data-driven brands, like Nike, Uber, and Airbnb. The conference is an opportunity for industry leaders to share diverse big data initiatives and learn how to approach prominent data challenges. We are exhibiting at booth #23 and will showcase several demos: MemCity, Supercar, and Real-time Analytics for Pinterest. On top of that, we will have games and giveaways at the booth, as well as complimentary download...


Big Data Scala by the Bay

The Resurgence of Scala for Big Data

Big Data Scala by the Bay, Aug 16-18, is shaping up to be an engaging event, and will bring together top data engineers, data scientists, developers, and data managers who use the Scala language to build big data pipelines. At the MemSQL booth, we will showcase how enterprises can streamline this process by building their own real-time data pipelines using Apache Kafka, Apache Spark and operational databases. Many of our customers are moving to this real-time data pipeline: a simplified Lambda...


The Need for Speed Webinar: Take Big Data Real-Time

“The trickiest part of speeding up a program is not doing it, but deciding whether it’s worth doing at all,” says Carlos Bueno, a former Facebook engineer and award-winning author of the Mature Optimization Handbook. He’s now a senior engineer at MemSQL, helping to create in-memory database solutions that create significant value by leveraging Big Data analytics. Register Now. Carl Wright, a former CSO/CTO of the United States Marine Corps, will join Carlos as they discuss how...


Big Data Holds Big Benefits for National Security Programs

The Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (ICITE) initiative, one of the federal government’s most complex and sensitive technology projects, aims to transform the current 17-member U.S. Intelligence Community from agency-specific IT silos to an enterprise environment of shared services and systems. The goal of the project is to cut federal costs and to improve information sharing and data security across intelligence agencies. Join us for an in-depth discussion. Register...


In Defense of Big Data: How Federal Agencies can Tackle Today's Data Challenges

Government agencies are struggling to extend the lifecycle of applications that were not built for today’s data velocity and volume. CIOs and CTOs from many agencies tell us that they are struggling to scale with growing data volumes and can not deliver on the response times that their end users expect. That’s why we’re excited about our presentation next week at IDGA’s Data Analytics for Government Conference. Carl Wright, EVP Sales for MemSQL, will explain how federal agencies can...