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September 17, 2020 |

Eventual Consistency and 5G Won’t Play Well Together

5G has a headline requirement for 1ms latencies. Legacy RDBMS products can’t come anywhere near this. Many newer database products will face serious problems because they use Eventual Consistency. Why? Latency In order to provide scalability and resilience, new DB technologies keep multiple copies of data on different physical servers. As a result, the loss [...]
September 09, 2020 |

Streaming Events: Are you Storing Decisions or Taking Them?

There’s a lot of talk right now about how 5G and the IIoT will increase volumes of ‘transactions’ driven by streaming events, but equally, there’s a lot of hand waving and vague definitions about what a ‘transaction’ actually is. As a consequence, I would argue people are overestimating what can be done with clever queues [...]
September 02, 2020 | ,

If Latency is Important, You Should Think Twice

Redis recently announced a US$100M round of funding; a positive sign for the industry, especially in the current challenging environment. In the article, co-founder and CTO Yiftach Shoolman states ambitiously that “If latency is important, you should think twice before you use a database other than Redis”. Always ready for a challenge, we did think […]

August 25, 2020 | ,

VoltDB Releases V10

VoltDB has just released V10 - a momentous milestone in our evolution from a very fast, highly-available ACID database to a complete fast data solution. Built to handle the streaming use cases of today and the future, V10 delivers high-performance with predictable low-latency on a range of streaming and transactional processing workloads. A stable, scalable [...]
August 17, 2020 | ,

What Telco Can Teach Us About IIoT

An excerpt from our latest whitepaper, “Proactive Fraud Prevention for Industrial IoT” Throughout the history of computing, a clear pattern has emerged of malign activity that exploits standards and norms, appearing almost as soon as the technology in question reaches critical mass. As soon as people had PC’s and started copying games on floppy disks, [...]
August 07, 2020 | ,

A Reality Check for 5G Real-Time

While we applaud other vendors reaffirming what we here at VoltDB have been professing and delivering on, for several years, simply adding a few buzzwords doesn't cut it. Without specific details, it merely adds to the confusion in the market and makes the job of a technology decision maker much more difficult. For VoltDB, the [...]
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