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May 20, 2015

MemSQL Launches Community Edition: World’s Fastest In-Memory Database Now Available to All

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 20  – MemSQL, the leader in real-time databases for transactions and analytics, today announced the most significant release of MemSQL to date. MemSQL 4 – which includes a new Community Edition – empowers interconnected enterprises to aggregate and report on real-time data, accelerating the growth trajectories of their digital businesses.

This release brings to market groundbreaking capabilities such as the industry’s first real-time, distributed geospatial intelligence and the MemSQL Spark Connector to operationalize Apache Spark. It further extends the company’s mission of providing enterprises with a real-time database solution that reacts with the speed of thought, improving business performance in areas such as the Internet of Things, financial services and mobile applications.

As part of MemSQL 4, the new Community Edition makes the world’s most sophisticated in-memory database used by leading enterprises freely available to global users. Unlike other vendors with limited offerings, MemSQL Community Edition provides unlimited capacity and scale and full transactional and analytical features. Now anyone, from enterprises to developers, can access MemSQL to achieve the speed and scalability needed to process and analyze real-time data.

“In our interactive and connected business environment, companies must capture and analyze both real-time and historical data faster and more efficiently than ever,” said Eric Frenkiel, co-founder and CEO of MemSQL. “Today, we have made our software more powerful for enterprises to gain insights from big data, and we have extended it freely to companies seeking in-memory database analytics.”

MemSQL Advances Features and Ecosystem Integration

MemSQL 4 features key updates in core engine innovation, management and monitoring functionality and ecosystem integrations. With this release, MemSQL meets customer and market needs for greater sophistication and ease-of-use accessing in-memory database analytics.

MemSQL 4 highlights:

  • Geospatial capabilities: As demonstrated in its work with Esri, MemSQL offers the industry’s first real-time geospatial capabilities that enable enterprises to visualize valuable geolocation data intelligence.
  • Broader support for advanced analytics with an enhanced optimizer and expanded SQL functionality.
  • Updated disk-based column store coupled with an in-memory row store provides complete enterprise flexibility.
  • Easy ecosystem integrations: MemSQL connects to Apache Spark, the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Amazon S3, so companies can derive real-time insights from their data.
  • Broader application and solution sets for digital advertising, financial services, retail, public sector, high technology, media, communications and data-driven industries.
  • MemSQL applications such as real-time analytics, risk management, personalization, position tracking and monitoring that help companies make fast, intelligent decisions based on their data.

“In this fast-paced arena of mobile app development and advertising, it is critical to stay agile as brands fight for consumer attention,” said Robin Li, data analytics engineer, Tapjoy. “We use MemSQL to process and analyze both historical and real-time data, which then helps our customers provide relevant mobile content to increase customer engagement and monetization.”

“Our Intelligence Platform, powered by the in-memory capabilities of MemSQL, offers our customers the ability to discover actionable insights from web and mobile data in real-time, without the traditional limitations of approximations and sampling,” said Maxime Domain, director of engineering, RadiumOne. “As a result, they can quickly and easily identify opportunities to optimize ad campaigns and customer engagement. Ultimately, we leverage MemSQL to provide our customers with a clear advantage in the real-time, one-to-one marketing revolution.”

“Big data is a key building block for the future digital economy. Fundamentally, it must be utilized in a transparent and responsible way in order to truly transform business and improve people’s lives. It’s not just about one moment in time, but understanding trend data collated over time to build insight about location and support decisions relating to those places and segments within them,” said Sheryl Kingstone, research director, 451 Research.


MemSQL licenses software based on memory capacity. Customer installations range from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. With MemSQL 4, disk-based storage in the column store is free.