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MemSQL Giving Away Database for Four-Node Clusters

Nov 6, 2018 |

Everybody likes free stuff. Today MemSQL announced that it’s getting into the free software market by giving away copies of its distributed relational database management system for clusters up to four nodes and 128GB of RAM. Read more…

The Future of Storage: Software

Aug 3, 2018 |

In the previous story in this series, we looked at innovations occurring in storage hardware. Now it’s time to turn our attention to what’s going on in storage software, where innovation continues to push the boundaries of what is possible. Read more…

Meet the Avant-Garde of New Relational Databases

Nov 27, 2015 |

In a new research report, Gartner advises clients to consider the new “avant-garde” of new relational databases from vendors like MemSQL, NuoDB, and VoltDB when projects call for large amounts of scalability and elasticity on industry-standard hardware, while retaining the precepts of relational tables and SQL. Read more…

VoltDB Reaches Out to Hadoop for Fast Data Analytics

Jan 28, 2015 |

VoltDB has made a name for itself by building a fast in-memory distributed relational database that processes transactions and does some real-time analytics too. With today’s launch of VoltDB version 5, the company is smoothing its integration with Hadoop in hopes of helping customers connect the dots between big data and fast data analytics. Read more…

Big Data Going to Waste, Study Finds

May 16, 2014 |

Organizations are able to take advantage of just a fraction of the data they’re collecting and storing, according to a study commissioned by VoltDB. The reason? A shocking lack of throughput in their operational databases, the NewSQL database developer says. Read more…

Why 1970s Database Technology Is Still Relevant Today

Mar 19, 2014 |Max Schireson, chief executive of NoSQL database vendor MongoDB, started a heated conversation two weeks ago when he said that relational database technologies are on their way out because they're too old and ill-suited to handle today's big data processing needs. Not surprisingly, those comments rubbed members of the NewSQL database community the wrong way. Read more…

VoltDB Nabs $8 Million in VC Funding to Tackle IoT

Mar 18, 2014 |VoltDB, the company behind the in-memory relational database of the same name, has completed a Series B funding round $8 million richer. The round was led by existing stakeholders Sigma Ventures and Kepha Partners, plus three new unnamed “strategic investors,” bringing the firm's total venture capital investment to $18.7 million. Read more…

Dassault Picks NuoDB to Back New Cloud Offerings

Feb 26, 2014 |Upstart NewSQL database vendor NuoDB got a shot in the arm this week when it disclosed a multi-million dollar investment by CAD software developer Dassault Systèmes. The French software giant led the latest $14-million round of venture financing, and will rely on NuoDB's scale-out relational database technology to power one or more of its upcoming cloud offerings. Read more…

RDBMs: The Hot New Technology of 2014?

Dec 12, 2013 |Selecting a database is a bit like picking a religion. There are pros and cons to each, and the discussions run hot and heavy. With the rise of the big data phenomenon, adherents to the NoSQL and NewSQL database camps have dominated the discussion. But the relational camp has worked hard to catch up in terms of technology, and now threatens to swing the pendulum the other way. Read more…

Clustrix Offers Free Downloads of NewSQL Database

Oct 31, 2013 |NewSQL vendor Clustrix today posted its scale-out relational database on the Web for anybody to download. The free Clusterix Community Edition won't offer the scalability and high performance that Clustrix offers in its paid versions, but it could help boost sales of commercial editions, and help it gain traction among developers. Read more…

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