The Antidote for Data Architecture Complexity: A Unified Database
Product4 min Read

The Antidote for Data Architecture Complexity: A Unified Database

Find out why specialized databases have proliferated in enterprises, why that’s a problem and, more importantly, the antidote for mad compl…
Read Post
SingleStore Industry Recognition - From Analysts and Customers
Product2 min Read

SingleStore Industry Recognition - From Analysts and Customers

 In this blog post, Suresh Sathyamurthy, SingleStore's SVP of Marketing & Growth, talks about his first few months in his role - celebrating industry recognition, positive peer reviews and SingleStore’s amazing customers. It's been just over a couple of months since I joined SingleStore to lead marketing and product-led growth initiatives. As I considered this job opportunity, I was fortunate to talk to one of the SingleStore customers to understand how and why they chose SingleStore over the…
Read Post
Taming the Wild West: SingleStore Fast Analytics for Streaming Media
Product4 min Read

Taming the Wild West: SingleStore Fast Analytics for Streaming Media

This blog is a recap of some of the highlights of an information-packed webinar that feels more like an entertaining talk show. Fast Analytics in Streaming Media, stars Mark Hashimoto , software engineering manager at WhatsApp and SingleStore’s Domenic Ravita. Taming the Wild West: Fast Analytics in Streaming Media If you watched a lot of Netflix and other streaming content last year during lockdown, you’re not alone. A recent study by Convivas reported that streaming volumes in Q4 2020 were…
Read Post
Improving our UI testing at SingleStore
Engineering6 min Read

Improving our UI testing at SingleStore

In this blog post, written by Joanna Lew, (Software Engineer at SingleStore), we share our experience with adding Cypress and React Testing Library UI tests to our web platform. We discuss the process of going from having no automated UI tests to having test coverage for all main features, and the importance of a healthy team culture in regards to testing. As a SingleStore Software Engineer, I work on our Managed Service UI, which is where you can create, access, resize, destroy, and monitor…
Read Post
Your Phone Already Has Bottomless
Engineering3 min Read

Your Phone Already Has Bottomless

SingleStore has a key new feature in our 7.5 Release called bottomless. In this blog we use something familiar to everyone, photo apps, as a metaphor to explain bottomless and its relevance to databases. The things consumers get by syncing their photos to the cloud can benefit real data applications too: we call it separation of storage and compute. Learn why, for data intensive applications, separation of storage and compute in your data store just makes sense. I take tons of pictures on my…
Read Post
SingleStore Makes Analytics 20-100x Faster
Data Warehouse4 min Read

SingleStore Makes Analytics 20-100x Faster

SingleStore’s unified database can set analytics and dashboards free from chronic sluggish performance. This blog is a recap of a webinar on Data Warehouse Augmentation, presented by Rick Negrin and Vijay Raja of SingleStore’s product management team. This blog captures the highlights of this webinar and includes details on three patterns that SingleStore can augment in today’s data warehouses to enable low latency, sub-millisecond performance at-scale. Is your Data Warehouse delivering the…
Read Post
GoGuardian’s Education Technology Platform, powered by SingleStore DB, scales to serve over 18,000,000 students
Case Study10 min Read

GoGuardian’s Education Technology Platform, powered by SingleStore DB, scales to serve over 18,000,000 students

Over the past year, the pandemic has drastically altered the educational landscape. 55 million K-12 students in the United States suddenly found themselves in online or hybrid learning environments. Educators needed new ways of managing their classrooms, keeping students engaged, and tracking their performance.  Some school districts took an ad hoc approach to the software needed to support digital learning. Educators had to learn and log in to multiple applications, adding complexity and…
Read Post
IEX Cloud Processes Over 2.5B API Requests Daily with an 8ms Average Response Time Using SingleStore
Case Study10 min Read

IEX Cloud Processes Over 2.5B API Requests Daily with an 8ms Average Response Time Using SingleStore

Existing financial data offerings are not built for modern technology. They can’t keep up with the scale and speed needed to support innovative financial applications. Smaller developers are priced out of the market due to solutions that are too expensive, restrictive, and complicated.  The financial industry has long lagged behind other markets when it comes to technology modernization. Pre-pandemic, only 55 percent of financial services organizations took steps to implement their digital…
Read Post
How dailyVest Powers 401(k)s with SingleStore Managed Service and Improves Application Performance by 30%
Case Study7 min Read

How dailyVest Powers 401(k)s with SingleStore Managed Service and Improves Application Performance by 30%

Tax-advantaged retirement savings plans, such as 401(k)s, are commonly offered as a job benefit for employees. The employer sponsors the plan and may offer incentives such as contribution matching to encourage participation. These plans act as an important tool for attracting and retaining talent, but only if they perform well.  The typical account access website for these plans has outdated tools and technologies and lacks insight into plan performance on an individual and company-wide level…
Read Post
Live WASM Demo from SingleStore’s Launch Pad!
Engineering3 min Read

Live WASM Demo from SingleStore’s Launch Pad!

SingleStore’s June 23 event didn’t just launch the world’s only hybrid multi-cloud, unified analytical and transactional database. We also unveiled our first Innovation Center in Raleigh, NC . We call it the SingleStore Launch Pad, with a mission to reduce the friction that slows organizations’ digital transformation efforts and their overall quest to become more data driven.  At the event, Bailey Hayes , Principal Software Engineer, talked about some of the work the Launch Pad team is doing…
Read Post
SingleStore’s New 7.5 Product - The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts
Product3 min Read

SingleStore’s New 7.5 Product - The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts

It’s not easy to port the energy of a glitzy, in-person extravaganza over to Zoom, but SingleStore managed to pull it off on June 23 with “ Igniting Innovation – A Watershed Moment In The Database Industry ,” a fast-paced, star-spangled announcement event that wowed audiences ranging from developers to business executives. In this two-part post we focus on both ends of the audience spectrum, first with the highlights of SingleStore CEO Raj Verma ‘s presentation, and in a second blog that…
Read Post
SingleStore Marks a New Chapter in Database History
Company2 min Read

SingleStore Marks a New Chapter in Database History

It is an exciting time in database history, for data-driven enterprises, and for SingleStore itself. At our Igniting Innovation – A Watershed Moment in the Database Industry event held on June 22 and 23, SingleStore announced the world’s only hybrid multi-cloud, unified analytical and transactional database . This marks a watershed moment for the database industry, which has historically architected databases for either analytical or transactional workloads.  Customers using the SingleStore…
Read Post
Scaling Worldwide Parcel Logistics with SingleStore and Vectorized
Database6 min Read

Scaling Worldwide Parcel Logistics with SingleStore and Vectorized

Learn how SingleStore and Redpanda can work together to solve the operational complexity of global logistics. In this blog post we present a reference architecture using SingleStore’s relational database and Redpanda’s streaming platform in combination to scale worldwide parcel shipping to never-before-seen volumes. Scaling worldwide parcel logistics with SingleStore and Vectorized Today, let's talk about how SingleStore and Redpanda can work together to solve the operational complexity of…
Read Post
Real-time Machine Learning in SingleStore with MindsDB
Machine Learning3 min Read

Real-time Machine Learning in SingleStore with MindsDB

SingleStore and MindsDB recently announced a partnership to advance machine learning innovation and provide machine learning features within the SingleStore database. SinglesStore offers a number of features that enhance training performance for machine learning, in addition to supporting real-time inference. This blog post from MindsDB VP of Business Development, Erik Bovee, outlines this exciting integration. In previous posts we have explored machine learning at the data layer , machine…
Read Post
SingleStore Stands With the LGBTQ+ Community
Company1 min Read

SingleStore Stands With the LGBTQ+ Community

We all share the virtue of wanting to love and to be loved. That’s a good thing. We should accept and celebrate love in all of its many forms. Pride Month is an opportunity for such acceptance and celebration. It also serves as a reminder of the resilience and tenacity of the LGBTQ+ community, which continues to demonstrate the importance of fighting for what is important in life. SingleStore stands with this community.  Acceptance, celebration, and challenging the status quo make the world a…
Read Post
Blink! It’s an Eternity for Data-Intensive Financial Services Applications
Database3 min Read

Blink! It’s an Eternity for Data-Intensive Financial Services Applications

You did it again—you just blinked. According to the Harvard Database of Useful Biological Numbers, a  blink of a human eye  lasts roughly 100 milliseconds. Not a long period of time, but a relative eternity compared to SingleStore use cases such as: (i) A large ride-sharing company executing 40,000 concurrent transactions with an SLA of two milliseconds, (ii) Real-time fraud detection for a top-tier bank, running several analytic queries within their 50-millisecond service level agreement (SLA…
Read Post
New eBook! Why Developers Choose SingleStore: No Filter
Database2 min Read

New eBook! Why Developers Choose SingleStore: No Filter

Modern applications provide responsive, data-driven user experiences, and their analytic queries present a constant challenge for SaaS application developers. If you’re an app developer, you are probably already familiar with the intense pressure to scale data infrastructure without slowing services, or showing your customers the dreaded spinning pinwheel.  Speed matters . In a competitive market, ludicrously fast customer experience (CX) is everything. SingleStore’s new eBook tells the story of…
Read Post
SingleStore’s Hiring Process for Frontend-Focused Engineers
Engineering6 min Read

SingleStore’s Hiring Process for Frontend-Focused Engineers

SingleStore's frontend-focused development team works on all sorts of interesting challenges to simplify the User Experience of our product. In this blog post, we talk about how we hire engineers for this team. SingleStore’s Hiring Process for Frontend-Focused Engineers We're actively hiring frontend-focused software engineers, and I thought it'd be a good idea to write about our interview process. Not only will this be helpful for potential candidates, but I also think it'll be useful for me to…
Read Post
Data-Intensive Applications Need A Modern Data Infrastructure
Database9 min Read

Data-Intensive Applications Need A Modern Data Infrastructure

Gone are the days when applications were installed locally, had a handful of users at any one time, and only focused on basic data entry and retrieval. Modern applications live in the cloud and access and generate large amounts of data. This data needs to be aggregated, summarized, and processed - and presented to the user in a way that is understandable, interactive, and served up in real-time. From the user perspective, a positive experience depends on data being highly available, consistent…
Read Post
The Future Of Business, Brought To Us By Data
Database2 min Read

The Future Of Business, Brought To Us By Data

I believe that we are in a fascinating era of technology and that every generation before and after us will make the same claim! This is the era of data. My first introduction to the term Data Science was in the early 2000s when I heard that the Data Scientist is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Several trends around data converged during that period:  Big data was on the rise and it marked not only a gradual change in volume: behavioral data, unstructured data, click-streams, images, audio…
Read Post
The Modern Database Experience
Database5 min Read

The Modern Database Experience

For Developers, By Developers Sometimes, if you’re really lucky, you get unsolicited raves from developers who just love what your technology does for them. It’s amazing to be able to showcase opinions that developers write to share with other developers. We recently had this experience with Jack Ellis from Fathom, and this week, we received this contribution from Ero Carrera , Software Developer and Ex-Googler. We’re grateful to Ero for this guest blog post, where he shares his experience…
Read Post
Three Common MySQL Errors
Database3 min Read

Three Common MySQL Errors

MySQL has tens of thousands of users leveraging it for complex technical challenges, but single-box database systems still reach their limits when pushed. In this blog post, we summarize three of the most common errors users see on MySQL and some tips and tricks on how to approach them, as well as what to look for when seeking a more scalable alternative. Feeling like you’ve maxed out MySQL? Let’s dive in and learn more.  Error #1: Too Many Connections When building applications, you may find…
Read Post
HumAIn Podcast: How to Power Enterprises with Intelligent Applications with Jordan Tigani of SingleStore
Analytics2 min Read

HumAIn Podcast: How to Power Enterprises with Intelligent Applications with Jordan Tigani of SingleStore

Jordan Tigani is the Chief Product Officer at SingleStore. He was the co-founding engineer on Google BigQuery. He also led engineering teams then product teams at BQ.  Overview of HumAIn Podcast Season 5  |Posted on  May 5, 2021 |Posted in: # data science , # fast analytics ,  # intelligent applications , # jordan tigani , # singlestore SingleStore powers Comcast with their streaming analytics to drive proactive care and real-time recommendations for their 300K events per second. Since switching…
Read Post
Why You Should Use a Scale-out SQL DBMS Even When You Don't Need One
Database5 min Read

Why You Should Use a Scale-out SQL DBMS Even When You Don't Need One

Everybody has heard of the KISS principle -- Keep It Simple, Stupid. When applied to data management technology, it implies that you should use a simple solution when it works. Developers often believe that means using a single-node DBMS like MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server. So, what is a “single-node” database? Essentially, it’s a database designed for a single machine. The capacity of a single machine dictates the resource constraints of processing power, connections, and storage. If you need…
Read Post
AVX512/VBMI2: A Programmer’s Perspective
Performance3 min Read

AVX512/VBMI2: A Programmer’s Perspective

Linus Torvalds had some interesting things to say about AVX512: “I hope AVX512 dies a painful death… I absolutely detest FP benchmarks, and I realize other people care deeply. I just think AVX512 is exactly the wrong thing to do…”. Having had the unique opportunity of migrating a portion of SingleStore’s library of SIMD kernels from AVX2 to AVX512/VBMI over the last few months, I disagree. For one thing, AVX512 is not designed solely for floating-point workloads. SingleStore’s code fundamentally…
Read Post
How to Accelerate Analytics for SaaS Developers
Analytics6 min Read

How to Accelerate Analytics for SaaS Developers

Everyone remembers their first experience in a Tesla. Mine was in Las Vegas with a good friend and CIO. I was in town for a tech conference and that provided a good opportunity to reconnect and discuss a new project. He offered to pick me up at my hotel. That was the moment I was first introduced to Tesla’s unique Ludicrous mode. It was exhilarating. The Strip became one long, breathless blur. If you haven’t experienced zero to 60 mph in 2.2 seconds, take a look at the “Tesla reactions” genre of…
Read Post
Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Leadership and Values
Announcement2 min Read

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Leadership and Values

Today, Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) is celebrated, honored and remembered as one of America’s greatest leaders for his transformative ability to move the needle forward in regard to the civil rights movement in the United States and throughout the world. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged, and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest. Commitment. Determination. Clarity. Vision. Inspiration. Transformational Mindset. These words…
Read Post
Carbon, Cloud, and the Modern Data Estate
Data Strategy6 min Read

Carbon, Cloud, and the Modern Data Estate

On this National Cut your Energy Costs Day, it’s a good time to think about our carbon footprints at home and at work as data professionals. Since the first home was electrified in Manhattan in the 1880s, our home electricity usage has grown dramatically. According to Energy.gov, residential homes now account for 22% of all electricity consumption in the U.S. Roughly 63% of this electricity is still generated by nonrenewable fossil fuel sources in the U.S. according to the Energy Information…
Read Post
10 Data Predictions for Your Data Strategy in 2021
Data Strategy4 min Read

10 Data Predictions for Your Data Strategy in 2021

With the world still recovering and reorganizing from COVID-19 and How the Global Pandemic has reshaped supply chains, infrastructure, and the way that business is processed, 2021 is anticipated to be a year to make big gains for companies that embrace and implement strategic Digital First Strategies. Whether Mobile First, Tablet First, or Laptop First strategies are at the forefront of your organization, data will continue to reign supreme as 5G continues its global roll-out. What strategies…
Read Post
Fast and Accurate Percentiles with APPROX_PERCENTILE in SingleStore
Engineering4 min Read

Fast and Accurate Percentiles with APPROX_PERCENTILE in SingleStore

SingleStore introduced an APPROX_PERCENTILE function to estimate percentiles for a distribution of values. This function is faster and near-exact as compared to the analogous functions that calculate exact percentiles. Read more to learn about this feature and see the performance and accuracy comparisons between approximations and precise values on a sample dataset. Please check this demo video to learn more about the approx_percentile function in SingleStore: If you have a sizable numeric…
Read Post