Category: ACID

Is “Translytics” Just Rebranded “OLTP”?

Go fast! Blog post on fast data, translytics and VoltDB
Recently Forrester group has started to talk about "translytics" and Translytical Databases - databases that can “Deliver Analytics At The Speed Of Transactions”. Is this more marketing hype? Or is there something to it? A traditional OLTP database handles lots of rapid fire transactions, but doesn’t really do much more than that. An OLTP database application [...]

The Changing Landscape of Databases in Financial Services

For decades, relational databases was the de-facto choice for financial service companies, until the 2000s where systems started to face challenges with scalability and availability as the amount of data being processed and consumed shaped how companies conducted their business. NoSQL databases emerged as a reaction to these challenges and while they certainly helped address […]

3 Must-haves of an In-memory Database for Modern Applications

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared in DBTA.  More companies are realizing that leveraging real-time data is the key to success in modern applications, which means that more people are searching for the right in-memory database technology. However, with many options, comparing in-memory databases for your use case can be challenging. Regardless of use case and […]

Data Consistency – Why You Need an ACID Database in Financial Services

In 2016, we partnered with Research Now to conduct a survey on a subject we take very seriously: data consistency. The results were shocking. While there was wide agreement on what is defined by “critical data” (financial data), only 58% of people surveyed stated that having consistent critical data transactions was vital to their business. […]

Lack of consistency is the hobgoblin of data management (and other survey results)

We did a survey last year to see how enterprises viewed the need for “real time” (see https://www.voltdb.com/blog/worlds-apart-real-time-data-disconnect). Since we are leaders in the fast data space, we wanted to try to gauge where companies were on the real-time maturity curve. The results were interesting, which motivated us to do another survey – this time […]

Billions and billions (of transactions)

Billions and billions[1] of transactions are executed each and every day by production-deployed VoltDB applications. A back-of-the-napkin calculation puts the number north of 50 billion a day. The number is likely much, much higher. These billions of transactions are executed across a variety of innovative applications, applications not practical, or sometimes even possible, to build […]

The five most frequent questions about VoltDB

We get a lot of questions about what VoltDB is, what it does well, and how it can help enterprises solve a range of data management challenges. This post will address a few of those questions. We’ll have more posts like this, so check back often. How does VoltDB differ from a typical RDBMS? VoltDB was […]

The two types of databases: Defines the World, or Reacts to the World

There’s a very simple distinction in the database world that tends to be ignored. Your database either: Defines the World Or, it Reacts to the World If your database ‘Defines the World’ it means that if it doesn’t happen in the database, it doesn’t happen at all. Amazon.com is a classic example of this – […]

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