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Helping Enterprises Derive Value from Data with Our Series D

We are thrilled to share that we raised $30 million in our Series D. This round of fundraising was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Glynn Capital, and brings our total fundraising to $110 million. Why are firms continuing to invest in MemSQL? Database technology sets the foundation for business leaders looking to derive value from data. Across the industries and companies we support, MemSQL is driving digital transformation for some of the world’s business giants including companies...


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Architecting Data in the AWS Ecosystem

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a juggernaut of a platform, and many of today’s database solutions can run on AWS, including MemSQL. Recently, we held a meetup at our office in San Francisco during AWS Summit 2018 to discuss how customers can benefit from using MemSQL within the AWS ecosystem. In the talk, “Architecting Data in the AWS Ecosystem,” Seth Luersen from MemSQL took a look at the overall data landscape related to the purpose-built databases from Amazon Web Services. He illustrated...


Operationalizing MemSQL

In a recent webcast, we shared some tips and tricks on how you can operationalize MemSQL for configuring MemSQL Ops and MemSQL root user passwords; memory settings and health metrics; and how you can take backups and add nodes securely to your cluster. Here are the topics we covered: Permissioning a new cluster by adding a super-user to MemSQL Ops and via GRANT statements on the cluster itself   Best practices for configuring memory limits Best practices for basic cluster monitoring, and how...


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Just Like IoT, Enterprises Have Been Using AI All Along

Just like IoT, around in various forms for years, AI has been prevalent in nearly every enterprise for decades. The catch? It was hidden inside the databases and data warehouses in use under the banner of Query Optimization. Query optimization is the process where a database or data warehouse takes the input from a user’s question, and reworks that question to deliver a quick response with as few compute resources as possible. The number of query plan choices reach far beyond what a human can...


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Recapping An Evening with MemSQL Engineering

Recently, we hosted a special meetup at our headquarters in San Francisco for the community, and shared some great talks. The slides for each talk and the video presentations have been made available below. Drew Paroski, MemSQL VP of Engineering and Adam Prout, MemSQL Chief Architect delivered a fun talk about taking a methodical approach for making a decision, dug into interesting tradeoffs, and gave tips about what to look for under the hood and how to evaluate the tech behind the database,...


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MemSQL 201: Tips & Tricks Webcast

In a recent webcast, we shared tips and tricks for understanding MemSQL, best practices for implementation, and demoed MemSQL with a real-world use case. Here are five top tips and tricks we shared: When moving an application to, or creating one on MemSQL, start by thinking about whether rowstore or columnstore storage (or both) is ideal If you have high throughput requirements, consider using MemSQL Pipelines Use EXPLAIN and PROFILE operators to identify query bottlenecks Take advantage of...


Machine Learning and MemSQL

What is Machine Learning? Machine learning (ML) is a method of analyzing data using an analytical model that is built automatically, or “learned”, from training data. The idea is that the model gets better as you feed it more data points, enabling your algorithm to automatically get better over time.   Machine learning has two distinct steps, training, and operationalization. Training takes a data set you know a lot about (known as a training set), then explores the data set to find...


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...


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Designing for a Database: What’s Beyond the Query?

Even the most technically-minded companies need to think about design. Working on a database product at a startup is no different. But this comes with challenges, such as figuring out how to implement the human-centered design methodology at a technical company, but also contribute to building a design process that everyone agrees with across the organization. This blog will detail how product design is done at MemSQL as well as highlight how to design enterprise products at a startup.   How do...


Five Sessions to Attend at Join Conference in San Francisco

Join Conference in San Francisco brings together thousands of companies across the globe that build their businesses with Looker. The developers responsible for this revolution need a place to share their experiences on this journey. This year, Join will offer even more breakout sessions led by Looker subject matter experts and top customers. This informative mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and guest speakers is geared towards keeping attendees informed on technical content, customer...