real-time

Real-Time Roadshow Rolls into Phoenix, Arizona

We’re packing our bags and heading to the Southwest to kick off the first ever MemSQL Real-Time Roadshow! Healthcare, education, aerospace, finance, technology, and other industries play a vital role in Phoenix, home to leading corporations like Honeywell, JP Morgan, AIG, American Express, Avnet, and UnitedHealth Group. Businesses in these industries face the constant challenge of keeping up with the high expectations of users and consumers that demand personalized and immediate services. To...


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...


RBAC Database Security

Why Role-Based Access Control Is Essential to Database Security

As repositories of highly sensitive, confidential, and valuable business data, databases are the crown jewels of every organization. Successful businesses not only supply accurate and timely data, they must protect it as well. Security provides a critical competitive edge for any high functioning database. So database providers must prioritize protecting data in order to gain loyal customers who can trust the systems set in place to properly guard valuable information. In our latest enterprise...


real-time monitoring

Monitoring A/B Experiments In Real Time

This post originally appeared on the Pinterest Engineering Blog by Bryant Xiao. As a data driven company, we rely heavily on A/B experiments to make decisions on new products and features. How efficiently we run these experiments strongly affects how fast we can iterate. By providing experimenters with real-time metrics, we increase our chance to successfully run experiments and move faster. We have daily workflows to compute hundreds of metrics for each experiment. While these daily metrics...


Modern Database Characteristics

Characteristics of a Modern Database

Many legacy database systems are not equipped for modern applications. Near ubiquitous connectivity drives high-velocity, high-volume data workloads – think smartphones, connected devices, sensors – and a unique set of data management requirements. As the number of connected applications grows, businesses turn to in-memory solutions built to ingest and serve data simultaneously. Bonus Material: Free O’Reilly Ebook – learn how to build real-time data pipelines with modern...


Case Study: How Tradelab Enables Real-Time Bidding with MemSQL

Tradelab, a programmatic marketing platform company based in France, uses MemSQL to process and analyze real-time bidding data for hundreds of customers. Challenge: NoSQL Data Latency The Tradelab real-time ad serving platform requires a heavy mixed read/write workload, and the NoSQL database they had in place was introducing unnecessary data latency into the ad-bidding process. The company began searching for a replacement – a true real-time data management solution with two key...


O'Reilly Webcast

Building Real-Time Data Pipelines through In-Memory Architectures [Webcast]

In the era of universal connectivity, the faster you can move data from point A to B the better. Equipping your organization with the ability to make frequent decisions in an instant offers information and intelligence advantages, such as staying one step ahead of the competition. This is especially important when incoming data is arriving at a relentless pace, in high volume, and from a variety of devices. As our customers tap into new sources of data or modify to existing data pipelines, we...


Coinalytics Taps MemSQL to Fuel Blockchain Analytics

Bitcoin has occupied headlines of technology and business publications over the past several years. The concept of digital currency, or cryptocurrency, rocked the financial industry, and public opinion about the applications of Bitcoin continues to ebb and flow. Today, Bitcoin is being overshadowed by another technology: blockchain. Blockchain is a public ledger for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This is where the real money is, say payment industry experts. Blockchain is a distributed...


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...