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How Database Convergence Impacts the Coming Decades of Data Management

Within the database industry, there are often paradigm shifts in the market that create opportunities for new types of technology to emerge. When those shifts happen, new technology requirements come up and old technologies do not satisfy those requirements. There have been many shifts in the database market including, NoSQL, big data, in-memory, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and many others. Recently, MemSQL CEO and Co-founder, Nikita Shamgunov, presented to a group of database...


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...


Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code Meet the Women of MemSQL

Last week, MemSQL hosted 20 young women from the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. Over the course of 7 weeks, the group visits some of the Bay Area’s hottest tech companies to gain exposure to the tech industry. These aspiring female engineers, programmers, and future tech leaders are a part of a greater movement to bridge the gender divide in tech workplaces. Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 dedicated to inspiring young women to pursue education and careers...


Geospatial Meetup

Geospatial Data Meetup with Mapbox

The global availability of mobile technology means that everyone is connected on the go. For businesses to truly penetrate the consumer market in the age of on-demand products and services, they must find a way to make use of mobile data. Every data point has a place – this is where geospatial data analytics comes into play. The ability to analyze geospatial data and build applications that utilize location will separate market domineers from names left behind. If you know when and how...


Meetup with Chris Fry

Rapid Scaling for Startups: Lessons from Salesforce and Twitter

RSVP for the MemSQL Meetup: 10 Tips to Rapidly Scale Your Startup with Chris Fry, former SVP of Engineering at Twitter There is nothing more challenging and exciting than experiencing hyper growth at a technology company. As users adopt a technology platform you have to rebuild the technology plane while flying it which can be a harrowing process. I found several approaches to scaling that held true across Salesforce, Twitter, and the startups I now work with on a daily basis. Every company is...


How to Write Compilers in Modern C++ - Meetup with Drew Paroski

Visit our SoMa headquarters this Wednesday, August 19th for our third official meetup, from 6pm-8pm! This is an exclusive opportunity to learn the art of building compilers from Drew Paroski. Before joining MemSQL, Drew co-created the HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and Hack programming language to support Facebook’s web scale across a growing user base in the billions. Read more about Drew here: http://blog.memsql.com/creator-of-hhvm-joins-memsql/. We will have a delicious Mexican feast...


BOX VP of Sales Meetup

Scaling a Sales Team During Hypergrowth - Meetup with Former EVP of Sales at BOX

The second official MemSQL Meetup takes place next Tuesday, July 28th at 6pm! This time, we will focus on the art and science of building a successful sales team through hypergrowth. Come join us for pizza and libations, as well as an opportunity to glean insights about scaling a sales team at a startup. Our featured guest next week is Jim Herbold, the first sales hire at Box and former Executive Vice President of Global Sales. Leveraging homegrown strategies, Jim grew the Box sales team to...


MemSQL Meetup San Francisco

First MemSQL Community Meetup in San Francisco

Join us this Wednesday, July 15th at 6pm for the first official MemSQL Meetup! Our headquarters are located in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood of San Francisco, a veritable hotbed of technology infrastructure startups. We want to foster a community of collaboration and create a space for our peers to both learn and share. This meetup represents a gathering of database architects, programmers, cloud enthusiasts and other technology professionals in the Bay Area. What’s in store for...


Exploring In-Memory Databases at MemSQL Meetups

Many technologies are not adapting fast enough to solve modern data problems, and MemSQL is one emerging technology that seeks to bridge the gap. We recognize that these problems cannot be solved in a vacuum, which is why MemSQL seeks to foster a collaborative environment in which developers can work together to solve today’s Big Data challenges. We hosted our first Developer Meetup last month, and we’re looking forward to hosting our next Meetup on November 12 at our headquarters in...