Category: NewSQL

3 Benefits of Using a In-Memory NewSQL Data Platform for Smart Stream Processing

Stream Processing with VoltDB
Traditional pub/sub systems such as Apache Kafka (and their numerous ever evolving stream processing avatars like Apache Samza, Apache Storm, Apache Flink, etc.) work fine for a bunch of simple use cases where there is a need for simple decisions, speed, scale and stability. However, for most real-life business scenarios in industries such as finance, [...]

The Arrival of 5G — Do You Have a Fast Data Strategy?

5G and Fast Data

5G isn’t just an incremental increase in speed and bandwidth, it’s the new face of the network and a key driver of the digital revolution. Until now, the technology was regarded as a buzzword, or something “just around the corner.” But with a number of public demonstrations, including at the recent 2018 Olympics, by industry […]

The State of Database Technology, Part 1: Scaleability

Editor’s note: This post is re-posted here by permission from the author. The original post was on LinkedIn on December 2, 2017. Despite multiple challenger technologies (eg. Object Oriented databases), the relational databases from Oracle, IBM and Microsoft have prevailed supreme for over 30 years. This dominance has however been increasingly challenged by a new [...]

NewSQL in Plain English

Editor’s note: This post is re-posted here by permission from the author. The original post was on LinkedIn on January 10, 2018. The world has changed massively in the past 20 years. Back in the year 2000, a few million users connected to the web using a 56k modem attached to a PC, and Amazon only sold [...]

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 […]

Kafka Summit 2017 – Key Takeaways and Commentary

Kafka Summit 2017

Last Monday on August 28th, a number of the VoltDB staff attended the Kafka Summit in San Francisco. This one-day event brought in over 700 attendees from the developer audience to attend 30+ valuable technical talks and breakout sessions, and meet directly with exhibiting sponsors like VoltDB to learn more about their technology – and […]

Fast Data in Financial Services: Key Trends to Maintain a Competitive Edge

Finserv: Key Trends for Fast Data

Financial services institutions are faced with a number of high-pressure demands, whether it be from regulators, investors, customers, and internal business users. These demands require that firms create, monitor, and provide access to vast amounts of data which must be immediately accessible, correct, and stored for various lengths of time. Data is a lifeblood as […]

Gain instant insight by using VoltDB and ChartIO on your real-time data streams

This blog was originally posted on the ChartiO Blog on 3/14/17. It’s never been more important to know what’s happening now Pretty much every technological development we are seeing – be it IoT, augmented reality or any one of the thousand other changes happening right now – involves doing things over shorter and shorter timescales. […]

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