Industry4 min Read

As a follow-up to our recent webinar with SingleStore Field CTO Domenic Ravita and our guest Forrester VP Principal Analyst Noel Yuhanna,…
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Cloud6 min Read

Intel’s new Optane DC persistent memory adds a new performance option for SingleStore users. After careful analysis, we’ve identified one area in which SingleStore customers and others can solve a potentially urgent problem using Optane today, and we describe that opportunity in this blog post. We also point out other areas where SingleStore customers and others should keep an eye on Optane-related developments for the future. If you need broader information than what’s offered here, there are…
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enterprise3 min Read

Companies are living organisms. As they mature they tend to slow down a bit and align to familiar routines. This pattern has the benefit of keeping the primary corporate economic engine stable and avoiding unintentional disruption. However, that same ‘disruption avoidance’ can cause companies to become so sedentary that they miss the next innovation wave. Conceptually, we understand the desire and need for large companies to stay innovative, and they try many different approaches to avoid this…
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Analytics1 min Read

We attended the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Grapevine, Texas in early March. This series is part of its global events schedule and similar conferences happen around the world. One fun hallway display was a series of animated summaries with key themes, tracks, and sessions of the conference. They were created by Katherine Torrini at Creative Catalyst . The first display covered the primary show themes of scaling the value of data and analytics: – Establishing Trust in the data…
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Industry2 min Read

2017 was a good year for the database market as developers, architects, and business leaders explored what is possible with new platforms. We covered several hot topics on the SingleStore blog including the integration with microservices, recognition by industry analysts, machine learning and image recognition, real-time geospatial analytics, and multi-tenancy in a cloud world. Here are a few of our favorite posts from 2017. SingleStore Meets the Microservices Architecture Link to post…
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Industry8 min Read

The Current Organizational Data Dilemma Today, many companies have years of investment in traditional databases from Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and others. Frequently these databases and data warehouses have long outlived their ability to cost-effectively perform and scale. These solutions also offer mixed options when it comes to cloud deployments. Over the past decade, data-driven organizations looked to new methods such as Hadoop and NoSQL to solve data challenges. Hadoop has proven to be a…
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Analytics2 min Read

As industries latch on to the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence, we see firsthand that the key to success is often the data itself. While discussions on the latest algorithms and learning models capture mainstream attention, the real determining factor of a company’s success is its ability to leverage a corpus of data. Recently our CEO Eric Frenkiel delivered a talk on this topic, Machines and the Magic of Fast Learning. The premise was simple, and inspired by a discussion…
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Analytics3 min Read

The tracking and targeting of our online lives is no secret. Once we browse to a pair of shoes on a website, we are reminded about them in a retargeting campaign. Lesser known efforts happen behind the scenes to accumulate data and scan through it in realtime, delivering the perfect personalized campaign. Specificity and speed are converging to deliver nano-marketing. If you are a business leader, you’ll want to stay versed in these latest approaches. If not, as a consumer, you’ll likely want to…
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Data Warehouse3 min Read

Data is changing. You knew that. But the dialog over the past 10 years around big data and Hadoop is rapidly moving to data and real-time. We have tackled how to capture big data at scale. We can thank the Hadoop Distributed File System for that, as well as cloud object stores like AWS S3. But we have not yet tackled the instant results part of big data. For that we need more. But first, some history. Turning Point for the Traditional Data Warehouse Internet scale workloads that emerged in the…
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Industry4 min Read

Adaptation and Reinvention Long term success hinges on adaptation and reinvention, especially in our dynamic world where nothing lasts forever. Especially with business, we routinely see the rise and fall of products and companies. The long game mandates change, and the database ecosystem is no different. Today, megatrends of social, mobile, cloud, big data, analytics, IoT, and machine learning place us at a generational intersection. Data drives our digital world and the systems that shepherd…
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Industry3 min Read

The Prelude The history of SQL, or S tructured Q uery L anguage, dates back to 1970, when E.F. Codd, then of IBM Research, published a seminal paper titled, “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks.” Since then, SQL has remained the lingua franca of data processing, helping build the relational database market into a $36 billion behemoth. The Rise And Fall of NoSQL Starting in 2010, many companies developing datastores tossed SQL out with the bathwater after seeing the…
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Industry2 min Read

A customer asks potential vendors – I need a pig that can fly. Whoever can get me one, wins the deal. Vendor 1 – The Engineer says “There is no such thing as a flying pig. Do not waste our time. We are not interested.” Vendor 2 – The Geneticist says “I am going to create a new species of pig – one with wings.” He goes to work on a flying pig. He never comes back. Vendor 3 – The Practical One says “Flying pig indeed! Yes, we can get you one.” Vendor 3 takes a drone, makes it look like a pig on…
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Industry4 min Read

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…
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Events2 min Read

SingleStore has a full show schedule in May and we hope you can visit us at one of these events. GEOINT: May 15-18, Orlando http://geoint2016.com/ May 15-18, 2016, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, Florida SingleStore is at booth 1514 GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest gathering of industry, academia, and government to include Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Communities. GEOINT is hosted by USGIF, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation…
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Industry1 min Read

We live in a burgeoning on-demand economy. Services have transcended the physical establishments of restaurants, banks, and shopping malls with universal facilitation by mobile applications. Hordes and hordes of application choices.  And we depend on them daily. It begins with the drop of a pin. Uber arrives at your door several minutes later and off you go to the gym. Now it’s Fitbit’s turn to perform, as it tracks heart rate and chimes gently to let you know workout goals for the day have been…
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Analytics3 min Read

Prediction 1. The industrial internet moves to real-time data pipelines The industrial internet knits together big data, machine learning, and machine-to-machine communications to detect patterns and adjust operations in near real time. Soon the industrial internet will expand by definition to include the Internet of Things. The detection of patterns and insights often comes with a price: time. While the goal of machine learning is to develop models that will prove useful, dealing with large…
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Analytics3 min Read

Photo: Martin Taylor We often hear “How can I use SingleStore together with my Oracle database?” As a relational database, SingleStore is similar to an Oracle database, and can serve as an alternative to Oracle in certain scenarios. Here is what sets SingleStore apart: SingleStore is a distributed system, designed to run on multiple machines with a massively parallel processing architecture. An Oracle database, on the other hand, resides in a single, large machine, or a smaller fixed cluster…
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Analytics2 min Read

One of the best parts of being a startup is getting to work with other startups – companies experiencing rapid growth get to share ideas and technology, and fortify the startup ecosystem. Yesterday we announced a new customer who exemplifies this: Teespring! Teespring is an on-demand ecommerce company that gives budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to build and grow their apparel businesses via its platform. Teespring uses SingleStore to power its sales analytics platform, which analyzes data…
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Geospatial2 min Read

In early August, a consortium of the largest German automakers including Audi, BMW, and Daimler (Mercedes) purchased Nokia’s Here mapping unit, the largest competitor to Google Maps, for $3 billion. It is no longer easy to get lost. Quite the opposite, we expect and rely on maps for our most common Internet tasks from basic directions to on-demand transportation, discovering a new restaurant or finding a new friend. And the battle is on between the biggest public and private companies in the…
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Announcements2 min Read

As adoption of in-memory databases grows at a faster and faster pace, IT leaders turn to research firms to find valuable use cases and guidance for purchasing options. We are thrilled to share that SingleStore was among the select companies that Forrester Research invited to participate in its 2015 Forrester Wave™ evaluation. In this evaluation, SingleStore was cited as a strong performer for in-memory database platforms. The report, The Forrester Wave™: In-Memory Database Platforms, Q3 201…
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Announcements4 min Read

Drew Paroski, co-creator of the HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and the Hack programming language at Facebook, is bringing his expertise in compilers and code generation to SingleStore. While at Facebook, Drew was part of a three-person team appointed to rebuild the software layer of the company’s web-tier to support over one billion new users. Drew and team built HHVM to improve the speed and efficiency of programs written in PHP, the programming language that predominantly powers Facebook’s…
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Industry2 min Read

Data is often considered to be the foundation of many global businesses. Data fuels daily operations, from customer transactions to analytics, from operations to communications. So we decided to answer the question: what’s hot and what’s not in working with data today? HOT: Letting your database be a database Databases were constructed to store data. However, sometimes applications are used to store data itself, a result of legacy database limitations. Storing data in an application makes it…
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Gartner2 min Read

There is no question that data is infiltrating our world. Recently 451 Research predicted that the Total Data Market is expected to double in size from $60 billion in 2014 to $115 billion in 2019. IDC suggested that Internet of Things (IoT) spending will reach $1.7 trillion in 2020. and noted, “the real opportunity remains in the enterprise…” And as stated in a recent Gartner blog post , while the three leading independent Hadoop distribution players measure their revenue in 10s of millions…
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Company1 min Read

SingleStore is now certified for deployment on the Mesosphere DCOS (Datacenter Operating System). With a few simple commands, users can launch a SingleStore cluster on DCOS. The Mesosphere DCOS (Datacenter Operating System) is a commercially supported product built on top of Apache Mesos that serves as a datacenter abstraction layer. DCOS deploys distributed applications with a few simple command-line interface (CLI) steps, and handles application provisioning, resource management, and fault…
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Industry4 min Read

The phrase “real-time,” like love, means different things to different people. At its most basic, the term implies near simultaneity. However, the amount of time that constitutes the “real-time window” differs across industries, professions, and even organizations. Definitions vary and the term is so often (ab)used by marketers and analysts, that some dismiss “real-time” as a meaningless buzzword. However, there is an important distinction between “real-time” and “what we have now but faster.” A…
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Company3 min Read

SingleStore DB 4 represents a leap forward in relational database innovation with new capabilities such as real-time geospatial intelligence and high-throughput connectivity to Apache Spark. It also includes a free forever, unlimited capacity Community Edition , enhancements to the Optimizer for distributed joins, and a new version of the SingleStore Ops management framework. Start Using SingleStore Community Edition Now Unlimited scale and capacity. Free forever. Download Community Edition…
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Industry2 min Read

In Short: A range of assumptions led to a boom in NoSQL solutions, but in the end, SQL and relational models find their way back as a critical part of data management. In the End We Seek Structure. Why SQL and relational models are back as a critical part of data management – Click to Tweet Background By the mid 2000s, 10 years into the Netscape-inspired mainstream Internet, webscale workloads were pushing the limits of conventional databases. Traditional solutions could not keep up with a…
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In-Memory1 min Read

Strata+Hadoop World was full of activity for SingleStore. Our keynote explained why real-time is the next phase for big data . We showcased a live application with Pinterest where they combine Spark and SingleStore to ingest and analyze real-time data. And we gave away dozens of prizes to Strata+Hadoop attendees who proved their latency crushing skills in our Query Kong game. During the event, Mike Hendrickson of O’Reilly Media sat down with SingleStore CEO Eric Frenkiel to discuss: The state…
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Industry1 min Read

Like the world wide web, the Internet of Things is personal. It represents a near complete connectedness, including the industrial world, and never ending possibilities of new applications and services. The Internet of Things also represents a need to examine conventional assumptions on databases and data stores to support real-time data pipelines. In an article on Silicon Angle, Designing data stores for the Internet of Things , SingleStore CEO and co-founder Erik Frenkiel shares his insight…
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Industry2 min Read

Sometimes we become so accustomed to certain things, we stop asking questions and accept the status quo. That can last a long time. Such is the case with batch processing in the enterprise. And it was made abundantly clear in a survey titled “ Enterprise Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Analytics Trends ” by the Enterprise Strategy Group, that there remains an ongoing complacency with the time it takes to complete batch processing. This is in stark contrast to the recognition that real-time…
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