Performance3 min Read

Linus Torvalds had some interesting things to say about AVX512: “I hope AVX512 dies a painful death… I absolutely detest FP benchmarks, and…
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Performance3 min Read

Capterra describes itself as “the leading online resource for business software buyers,” boasting more than one million verified software reviews across hundreds of software categories. Those one million reviews include many positive takes on SingleStore software, including this comment from a big data manager: “Best Distributed RDBMS Ever!” Capterra is growing fast, with more than five million monthly users , and the number of verified reviews on the site nearly doubling between 2018 and…
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Performance2 min Read

Gartner Peer Insights features technology product reviews from enterprise users, with more than 300,000 reviews covering nearly 6,000 products in more than 330 categories. Upholding their reputation as top industry analysts for enterprise technology, Gartner sees to it that the reviews are, in their words, “rigorously vetted,” with “no vendor bias.” SingleStore has nearly two dozen reviews , with an overall rating of 4.5 stars. Reviews cover  highlighting key points of what the software does…
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Performance2 min Read

As interest in SingleStore increases, we get many questions about how SingleStore works, how to get started with it, and more. Performance reviews website G2.com has a SingleStore Q&A section where potential customers can ask questions. Here are some of the questions we hear most often – with answers – lightly edited, for context and clarity. Q. What is the advantage of SingleStore over other distributed databases? A. Compared to relational databases – those which support SQL – we believe that…
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Performance6 min Read

SingleStore is garnering a lot of positive attention on business solutions review site G2.com (formerly known as G2 Crowd). As Walt P, a data engineer at an enterprise company, puts it: “We have loaded data in volumes that have historically stopped other database technologies in their tracks.” Since our look at the site last July , dozens of new reviews have been posted, citing SingleStore’s speed, high capacity, and SQL compatibility, among other features. However, the most recent review was…
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Case Study8 min Read

This case study was originally presented as part of a webinar session by Mike Boyarski, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at SingleStore. It’s been updated to include additional information and references. In the webinar, which you can view here , and access the slides here , Mike describes the challenges facing financial services institutions which have decades’ worth of accumulated technology solutions – and which need to evolve their infrastructure immediately to meet today’s needs. In this…
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Analytics4 min Read

This case study was presented as part of a webinar session by Rick Negrin, VP of Product Management at SingleStore. In the webinar, which you can view here , and access the slides here , Rick demonstrates how a major financial services company replaced Oracle Exadata with SingleStore to power portfolio analytics, with greatly increased responsiveness for users and the ability to easily incorporate machine learning models into their applications. In this case study, we’ll emphasize the bank’s…
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Performance3 min Read

SingleStore is featured on business solutions review site G2 Crowd . Customers cite advantages like MySQL-friendliness, data compression of 60-80%, strong training, and excellent support – and that’s just in a single review. What G2 Crowd Does for Users G2 Crowd features frank reviews of business solutions – software and services – across a wide range of categories. For software, categories include: Sales . CRM software, sales acceleration, and a whole range of other sales solutions. Marketing…
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Analytics2 min Read

Since SingleStore became free to use last November – for up to four nodes, and with community support – new, creative uses of SingleStore have abounded. One of the most impressive new implementations is from Katoni , an ecommerce hub that offers SEO tools via software as a service (SaaS) to mostly Scandinavian clients. Katoni has replaced Elasticsearch with SingleStore for SingleStore’s ability to handle complex queries with speed, scalability, and native SQL support. SingleStore is…
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Columnstore3 min Read

SingleStore Forums are available anytime you have a question about SingleStore, want to know more about SingleStore, or are willing and able to help others. And now the SingleStore Forums , coming up on their one-year anniversary, have their first Community Star : Ziv Meidav, a big data architect who is serving as senior principal engineer at cybersecurity innovators Palo Alto Networks. The community of SingleStore users, developers, and employees gathers at the SingleStore Forums to ask…
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Benchmarks3 min Read

SingleStore has spent the last six years on a single mission: developing the fastest, most capable database on the market for a new generation of workloads. Today’s businesses are beginning to win or lose on their ability to use data to create competitive advantage, and technology teams at these companies need data infrastructure that can meet an increasingly broad set of requirements, perform well at scale, and fit easily with existing processes and tools. SingleStore DB 6.8 is the latest…
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Announcement18 min Read

Editor’s note: Running these benchmarks and documenting the results is truly a team effort. In addition to John Sherwood, Eric Hanson and Nick Kline authored this blog post. If you’re anything like us, you probably roll your eyes at “company benchmarks its own software, writes a post about it.” This of course raises a question: if we’re cynical industry veterans, numb from the constant deluge of benchmarketing … why are we writing this? Simple: we wanted to prove to ourselves that we’re the only…
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hadoop6 min Read

In this blog post, part one of a two-part series, we look at the state of Hadoop from a macro perspective. In the second part of this series, we will look at how Hadoop and SingleStore can work together to solve many of the problems described here. 2008 was a big year for Apache Hadoop. It appeared organizations had finally found the panacea for working with exploding quantities of data with the rise of mobile and desktop web. Yahoo launched the world’s largest Apache Hadoop production…
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Analytics7 min Read

This case study was first published as a video with a brief description. Noah Zucker, Senior Vice President for Technology at Novus Partners , talks about how they use SingleStore for portfolio intelligence, applied to their $2 trillion – yes, two trillion dollars – in assets under management. The case study has proven popular, and the content is still highly relevant today, so we’re releasing a transcript of the content as a blog post. I’m here today to talk about Novus Partners and how we…
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Engineering6 min Read

SingleStore CEO Nikita Shamgunov recently joined host Tobias Macey on the Data Engineering Podcast. Tobias drew out Nikita on SingleStore’s origins, our exciting present, and where we’re going in the future. In this blog post, we’ll try to get you excited about some of the business and engineering topics discussed in the podcast, but we urge you to listen to the full episode . For your interest, here is a full list of the topics – with a few of them highlighted in this blog post: What is…
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Announcements10 min Read

With SingleStore DB 6.5, the fastest database just got a lot faster. SingleStore is a performance-oriented product that capitalizes on several techniques to give excellent overall speed. These techniques include optimized disk-based and in-memory data structures, parallelism, scale out, compilation of queries to machine code, vectorization, and single instruction, multiple data (SIMD). In SingleStore DB 6.5, we advanced performance in many dimensions, including query execution (QE), query…
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