IoT

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...


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...


Denver CIO

The Changing Face of the Modern CIO

In 1981 the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) first breaks onto the scene. Today, thirty five years since genesis, the responsibilities of the CIO have radically changed. The original CIO served as senior executive in an enterprise and was responsible for the information technology and computer systems that supported enterprise goals. However, as today’s business needs rapidly change, so too does the role of a modern CIO. Today, CIOs must adapt or they will get left behind with legacy...


Top 5 MemSQL Demos

Top 5 MemSQL Showcase Applications and Product Demonstrations

We live in an age of digital realities. Most “goods” on the market are not physical entities, but more often software. However, consumers still need a tangible way to evaluate these digital products and services they are purchasing. Enter the product demonstration – the best way to showcase the value of software in a short time. At MemSQL, we pride ourselves on showcasing relatable product demonstrations from the main stage at Strata+Hadoop World to our locally hosted meetups. Here’s...


Powerstream Spark Demo

IoT at Global Scale: PowerStream Wind Farm Analytics with Spark

At Spark Summit East in New York, we unveil PowerStream, an Internet of Things (IoT) simulation with visualizations and alerts based on real-time data from 2 million sensors across global wind farms. Renewable energy, such as wind power, is a viable alternative to traditional sources. For example, Danish wind turbines set a new world record for generating energy in 2015. According to recently published data, wind power now accounts for 42.1% of the total electricity consumption in Denmark. As...


IoT Infrastructure

Choosing the Right Infrastructure for IoT

The infrastructure of IoT will have a real-time database behind every sensor. Soon every device with a sensor will blend seamlessly into the Internet of Things, from drones to vehicles to wearables. Device and sensor count predictions range from billions to trillions. With this tidal wave of new devices comes an increasing number of new data streams, converging to make instant analytics on real-time data a tenant of any digital transformation. Our penchant for instant gratification extends to...


real-time predictions

Predictions 2016: the Impact of Real-Time Data

Prediction 1. The industrial internet moves to real-time data pipelines The industrial internet knits together big data, machine learning, and machine-to-machine communications to detect patterns and adjust operations in near real time. Soon the industrial internet will expand by definition to include the Internet of Things. The detection of patterns and insights often comes with a price: time. While the goal of machine learning is to develop models that will prove useful, dealing with large...


IoT Use Case

Find Your IoT Use Case

As enterprises invest billions of dollars in solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), business leaders seek compelling IoT use cases that tap into new sources of revenue and maximize operational efficiency. At the same time, advancements in data architectures and in-memory computing continue to fuel the IoT fire, enabling organizations to affordably operate at the speed and scale of IoT. In a recent webcast, Matt Aslett, Research Director at 451 Research, shared use cases across six markets...


Data Stores for the Internet of Things

Like the world wide web, the Internet of Things is personal. It represents a near complete connectedness, including the industrial world, and never ending possibilities of new applications and services. The Internet of Things also represents a need to examine conventional assumptions on databases and data stores to support real-time data pipelines. In an article on Silicon Angle, Designing data stores for the Internet of Things, MemSQL CEO and co-founder Erik Frenkiel shares his insight on the...


IoT Database

A Sensor In It, A Database Behind It

On opening day, Molly Wood at The New York Times recounted the official CES theme emerging as “Put a sensor in it.” The unofficial theme seemed to be: Put a sensor in it. Later that day Samsung declared its entire product portfolio will be connected within 5 years. “In five years,” every single one of Samsung’s products will be a connected “Internet of Things” device, Samsung chief executive Boo-Keun Yoon said today during the opening keynote at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show...